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The Perfect Crime Hollow Point - Scheldebrouwerij

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The Perfect Crime Hollow PointThe Perfect Crime Hollow Point

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BA SCORE
85
very good

125 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Scheldebrouwerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 10-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 30
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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A-poured a murky light brown with an off white head that dissipated quickly

S-semi-fruity, but mostly it smelled odd, somewhat like urine

T-fruity with some caramel and a hint of Belgian spice-not very good, especially for the style

M-semi-thick and syrupy

D-not a very good version of the style, so I wasn't disappointed in only having half of a bottle

Overall, I would never drink this again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a slightly dense brown body with a garnet hint at the base and a fizzy porous head of light tan.

S- The baked apple crisp esters have hints of dark brown sugar and some cola notes growing as it opens up. There is a roasted apple skin note in the finish.

T- The dry woody malt flavor leads to an earthy dry bitter note in the finish. Some dry brown sugar hints and dry circus peanut esters come through as it opens aswell.

M- the light mouthfeel has a nice little alcohol prick in the finish supported by a tight little fizz.

O- The nice depth to the nose doesn't quite make it to the taste but it has some nice character and a good gentle alcohol bite to complete the beer. Very nice sipping beer and not the normal quad character.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Very clear pour with light orange and chestnut hues, very thin ring of retention, but it shows some leg.

S: Tropical fruit (pineapple and papaya), field berries and hints of cheap, boozy Canadian sherry.

T: Fairly alcohol forward, caramalized raisins, christmas cake (maraschino cherries), candied pineapple, papaya, modest bitterness, light spicing and thankfully not phenolic.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has a drying alcohol finish.

O: I think this would age REALLY nicely.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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A: Deep auburn-orange kind of huge, thickly cloudy and a dense head that's a darker shade of tan than I'd have expected given the beer's colour. Head sticks around and laces well.

S: Gentle, mildly sweet fruit esters and breadiness.

T: Banana bread mostly with a bit of dried fruit as well. Maybe some apricot as the earthy hops adds something to the fruit mix. Rich and leaning towards sweet but well countered by earthiness.

M: Thick, well textured body. Carbonation is gentle.

O: I really found this to be a pleasant beer to drink, there isn't any heat really at all from the alcohol like most quads. I'm wondering if the 5 months the calender spent in warm storage, which has been to the detriment of many of the beers inside, actually played a positive role in this heartier beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, day 15 of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent calendar. This now appears to be contract brewed in Stratford, CT, but everything else looks exactly the same. A quad on a Sunday night, ok, then.

This beer pours a murky, yet bright orange brick amber hue, with three fingers of cushioned puffy and densely foamy ecru head, which leaves some stellar limestone cliff profile lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet full bready caramel malt, dark sugar, musty black fruit - prune, plum, and raisins - a hint of earthy funk, mild yeast, and a slowly rising alcohol heat. The taste is more fruit-oriented up front, with the overripe oranges, prunes, dried apricots, mild bruised banana, and pithy melon all intermixing, followed by a puttering gritty caramel malt, hovering dry yeast, mild candy sugar, and a sort of sweet red wine booziness leaching in.

The carbonation is rather quiet and underwhelming, the body a sturdy medium weight, generally quite smooth, and even a wee bit creamy. It finishes on the sweet side, just, as the malt and fruit hold 'er steady, while the alcohol retains its gentlemanly bearing by keeping mostly out of sight.

A tasty enough quad, with a respectably integrated and rounded 10 points of booze. It's got everything going on that the greats do, except for a certain subtle complexity, a sense of unrestrained togetherness, cold fury and all that. A smile-inducing entry for this calendar business, and more appropriate fodder for we dealing with one stress-inducing winter thus far.

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The Perfect Crime Hollow Point from Scheldebrouwerij
85 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.