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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

118 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Scheldebrouwerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 10-22-2012)
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beergoot

Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -6.6%

A soft, partly cloudy, reddish-orange body topped with a rich, foamy head. A funky, rich malt nose; some dark fruits (e.g., apricots and prunes or old oranges) and twinges of nuttiness; vanilla. Big booze and malt flavors, echoing many of the aromas. Finely fizzy, medium-heavy body.

A big, chewy beer that hits a bit heavy on the alcohol side of things. Not bad but lacks refinement.

11-19-2013 01:23:38 | More by beergoot
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Wobbly

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

11-17-2013 21:18:14 | More by Wobbly
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scott2269

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-17-2013 04:49:54 | More by scott2269
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M1A2

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-17-2013 04:49:28 | More by M1A2
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

11-15-2013 05:19:47 | More by GRG1313
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

11-15-2013 05:18:05 | More by BDeibs
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sd123

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

11-13-2013 13:13:03 | More by sd123
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

10-29-2013 02:38:56 | More by smekermann
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spoony

Colorado

3.91/5  rDev +3.2%

From a 355 ml bottle (bottled July 10, 2013) into a chalice.

A-The brew pours heavily into the glass with very little head. The thin head of tan foam drops quickly to a few patches and exposes a reddish-hued brown liquid. The beer is light in color for the style, but still very murky.

S-I smell white grapes, a bit of citrus twang, golden raisins, and overripe banana. I also get a good dose of dark caramel and the lightest whiff of spices. Sweetness is high and the brew lacks the earthy, leathery smells of some quads, but the booze is well-concealed and the smell is pleasing.

T-The taste is also heavy on the golden raisin, overripe banana, and brown caramel. There is a little bit of prune, but the flavors here are lighter than many quads. The finish provides an interesting combination of root beer like spices and sweetness.

M-The feel is medium in heft with a really nice, soft, filling carbonation. A good example of the style.

O-I liked my first few sips of this beer more than the last few sips. As noted above, the flavors (and color) are a little on the light side, and while this doesn't make for a bad beer, it leaves this brew a little short of the best quads out there in terms of complexity and flavor. Light flavors notwithstanding, the mouthfeel here is excellent.

10-29-2013 01:35:51 | More by spoony
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CloudStrife

New York

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Brewed in Stratford, CT by Two Roads Brewing Company. Picture matches but does not say product of Belgium on the bottom of the label.

A: Pours a slightly opaque ruby brown with a thin off white head. Spots of lacing on the sides. Visible carbonation in the haze.

S: Nice aroma of dark fruits blended with sweet malts. Bit of wheat or pale malts it seems. Is fairly subdued.

T: As with the aroma there is solid dark fruits and a great fermented taste to this one. Raisins, fig and molasses are dominant. Not supremely complex but a very drinkable quad.

M: Full body with ample creaminess. Finish is actually fairly crisp. Booze is incredibly hidden.

Overall it is reasonably priced, high in alcohol and the flavor is balanced and drinkable. Won't knock your socks off but is a solid one for a relaxing night.

10-29-2013 01:32:14 | More by CloudStrife
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Mphis

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

10-23-2013 05:13:59 | More by Mphis
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-22-2013 21:25:39 | More by Kmat10
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -0.3%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Hazy reddish brown with 3 fingers of bone-white head that dissipates quickly. Low carbonation.

Nose
Plum, raisin, peach and candy sugar.

Taste
Big doses of candy sugar with lesser notes of overripe plum, raisin and red grape. Hints of peach and SweetTarts. Some earthy Belgian yeastiness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, silky, oily, smooth and sticky.

Overall
It's sweet and sugary and the dark fruits are there. The 10% abv is well hidden.

10-17-2013 18:45:57 | More by justintcoons
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Roberto11232

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-15-2013 02:59:49 | More by Roberto11232
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daledeee

Iowa

3.64/5  rDev -4%

The six pack mix goes on...

Poured a nice reddish brown with some cloudiness. Good off white head with great lacing.

Nose is a little barnyard.

Taste: Sweet, caramel, phenol. A little too sweet

Mouth feel: Nice carbonation

Overall: Much better examples out there. This is a pretty stiff competition for a category. This beer is drinkable but not as complex as I am used to.

10-14-2013 23:09:01 | More by daledeee
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

Thin cream head - almost no carbonation from the pour. Beautifully opaque brown brew. Very nice (but thin) solid lacing.

Boozy and sour aroma: alcohol and wine grapes are at the forefront, with figs, cherries, and prunes in the background. Very slight nuttiness and earthiness, with a hint of wheat.

Sour on the forefront, boozy on the back end, with more traditional quad flavors in between and all around. Sweet and sour cherries make the strongest fruit appearance, while grapes and prunes are represented as well. Walnuts and pecans round out the nuttiness.

Surprisingly thin mouthfeel, with an equally surprising carbonation bite, considering the thin head. Some foaming, but not too much. Noticeable warming from the 10% ABV. Very cloying, coating your entire mouth pleasantly, for quite a while, too.

I'm pleasantly surprised by this quad. No one's going to mistake it for Roche 10, but it's still very tasty. It could use far better balance in hiding the alcohol, and the slight sourness was surprising. I wouldn't pit it against the Belgian big boys (or even the better American quads), but it's certainly a tasty beer in its own right.

10-12-2013 22:43:08 | More by Roguer
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-11-2013 03:53:41 | More by chinchill
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-11-2013 00:04:29 | More by buckyp
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-06-2013 01:46:36 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-05-2013 16:32:35 | More by Thomas_Picton
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-05-2013 11:26:04 | More by ROGUE16
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-04-2013 03:06:35 | More by Ivegotmule
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-04-2013 02:06:46 | More by zeff80
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GTB

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-29-2013 01:11:58 | More by GTB
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magnusdave

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-11-2013 22:17:06 | More by magnusdave
The Perfect Crime Hollow Point from Scheldebrouwerij
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