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Crom Hout (DUPLICATE) | Brouwerij De Leckere

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Crom Hout (DUPLICATE)Crom Hout (DUPLICATE)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Leckere
Netherlands
deleckere.nl

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Duplicate of http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/544/20348/

Added by TKempe on 04-01-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.07
pDev:
7.17%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of Zet
3.16/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark chocolate colour with a small layer of foam, which has a very short lifespan. Smell of cloves and caramel. Taste of caramel, coffee, chocolate and raisins. They seem to have chosen malts that have been heat dried for a while, cause this beer has quite some stout/porter elements. While the taste and smell are nice, the beer is quite watery in my opinion, which has a weakening effect on both, not to mention the mouth feel. It lacks the full body I expect of a dubbel. Decent beer, but still a lot of potential.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark brown, reddish beer with a settling off-white head.

Smell is rich and has notes of chocolate, dark malts in general, some cherries and a little coffee. Maybe some vanilla.

Taste of sweet malt with lightly roasted notes. Actually 'maltiness' is not high enough, I seem to miss a base. The roasty and chocolate tastes are in here, but should be backed up a little more by malt and/or more yeast character. The yeast is bland and adds only a little fruitiness. Aftertaste is dry and lingering maltbitter.

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Photo of TKempe
2.8/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crom hout (meaning crooked wood in archaic Dutch) has a slight murky brown look and a small, short-lived beige head.

The nose is sweet and fruity in the typical Belgian dark fashion and seems to have quite a lot of sugar in it. A dry and roasty or wood-like note add character. Yeast is apparent as well and is slightly sharp. A rather bold and somewhat cloying smell that isn't all that elegant.

There is a lot going on in the taste, but alas there is no main direction, meaning more conflict than harmony. A sour-n-sweet fruitiness bounces up against a dry-roasted malt flavor, which slowly makes way for a woody aftertaste in which a hoppy bitterness arises that is astringent and unpleasant. I think this beer would benefit from toning down the sugary side and balancing it out with the roasty malt and maybe some more hops.

A medium body and creamy mouthfeel, slightly under-carbonated.

I have yet to try the brewer's tripel and other beers, but I am sad to say the dubbel is pretty average.

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Crom Hout (DUPLICATE) from Brouwerij De Leckere
3.07 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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