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Doublecross | Crux Fermentation Project

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3.77/5
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92 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project
Oregon, United States
cruxfermentation.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ccrida on 04-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,346
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
92
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Reviews by ricke49:
Photo of ricke49
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hard to understand the kinda low reviews. This is a unique take on a Belgian with a raisin/prune dark fruit flavor up front and a ratcheted down yeast presence. In other words great flavor without being overwhelmed by yeastiness.

For 11% ABV it's insanely drinkable. Fruity and still refreshing. Rich toffee head that is long lasting. One of the best strong (dark) ales, of any persuasion, that I've had.

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Photo of woemad
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

12.7oz (?!) bottle purchased at Mid Columbia Wine & Spirits in Kennewick, WA, about three months ago. This was the first place I’d seen beers from Crux, and I have to admit I fell for the cool label. Incidentally, that label lists the abv as 11%, and is stamped with a bottled-on date of “Jan 19 ’15.”

Poured a dark, ruddy color into a Chimay goblet, with a thin, bubbly beige head that vanished on the double-quick (a very thin beige foam collar stuck around).

Vinuous aroma, coupled with fruitcakey dark fruits and booze.

Sweet and bitter dark fruits and apples are the primary flavor characteristics, along with notes of red wine and an underlying boozy flavor. There’s an undercurrent of diacetyl that brings down the drinkability.

Too full bodied for an authentic Belgian experience, and the mouthfeel suffers for it.

Good flavors were present, but they were compromised by the diacetyl and the overall “heaviness.” Although only 12(ish)oz, it became something of a job to finish this, so I’m grateful this wasn’t a bomber or 750mL, as it might well have become a drainpour.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pricey little bottle and a decent beer, but nothing really extraordinary here, except how well it hides its alcohol. its oddly thin for being so strong, and i am sort of surprised its just not exposed hot alcohol, but it is somehow super well disguised. clearish until the bottom of the bottle, very light brown in color, completely malt driven, much less yeasty than i expected it to be, and truthfully maybe a little one dimensional, nothing near as complex as a good quad or something, which is about what i thought i was getting into here. i like the nutty drier malt base, hardly sweet at all past the center point, and with a cool raisin and even maple complexion on the finish. very light in body for what it is, i was looking for a little more depth here, and maybe a little more yeast flavor in something dubbed a belgian, aside from a little dark fruit and candy note, there isnt a lot here on that front. very surprised to hear others call this syrupy and sweet, perhaps my bottle was a little older than thus the yeast had more time to work through the grain sugar, but i found this almost shockingly dry and light for its strength. cool beer, tasty and obviously well made, but not as distinguishable from the crowd as i was expecting for from these guys.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of switzer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GilGarp
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of distantmantra
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of dirtylou
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap @ baileys

Opted for the 10oz pour, rather than the offered 20oz pour (yikes). Served in a mini-nonic. Dark mahogany body - aromas of dark fruit, wood, booze. A nice radiating sweetness, rich chocolate malts. First offering from Crux was a pretty impressive BSDA

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a half finger of head on a cloudy brown body.
The aroma is brown sugar, raisins and figs.
The taste has lots of dark dry fruits, mildly sweet and a latent alcohol heat.
The texture is soft.
It's great and super drinkable.

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Photo of SamuelR
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jason_nwx
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jds16
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of WhatAlesMe
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. Pours a dark reddish amber with a half finger khaki head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dark stone fruit, moderately estery, a touch of alcohol. Flavor starts with sweet dark fruit, caramel malt, clove then develops an herbal bitterness with residual dark fruits and moderate boozy element. Medium bodied with peppery carbonation. The initial impression is very sweet, but the developing bitter herbal element tends to cover and complement the sweetness. A somewhat idiosyncratic take on a Belgian strong dark, but I rather enjoyed it. The finishing booziness is a bit of a negative, but there are plenty of strong flavors here to support it.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of GreatStoutman
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TaraBrynn
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jakemn91
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a chalice
Appearance: pours a clear red with thin white head that quick fades to nothing.
Aroma: Raisins, plums, Bing cherries, slight spice
Taste: dark fruit is the dominant flavor, but it is rather subtle. Mild clove and pepper on the tail end. Caramel and rock candy sweetness. Faint alcohol heat
Mouthfeel: medium body, very light carbonation
Overall: mediocre BSDA, not something I will likely revisit

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Codycusey
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vkv822
3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

16.9oz : Teku

Clear, deep garnet colored body with a thin, bubbly light tan head.

Sweet, candi sugars upfront, some molasses, very faint Belgian yeast and dark fruit. Nice, but a bit subdued/one dimensional.

The taste is similar to the nose. Nothing offensive, and some good points, but really lacking in any complexity and fails to leave me with really wanting more.

Medium-thin body, mild foamy carbonation.

As stated above, nothing unpleasant, but also nothing particularly well done either and left me with no real desire to even finish the whole bottle.

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Photo of Beerasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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