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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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The Perfect Crime Hollow PointThe Perfect Crime Hollow Point

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Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 32
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3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No bottling date shown

Pours an incredibly cloudy brownish amber with glistening maroon hues and topped with a small, pillowy, off-white head; retention is short, reducing to a thick collar; a great deal of yeasty sediment floats around for a bit before settling.

Aromas of fig, raisin, plum skin, smoked toffee, sticky caramel, faint booze, and dark fruits; builds to a subtle, semi-sweet finish.

Taste brings a nice harmony of raisin, fig, and plum to start, with subtle clove and banana esters in the background; herbal and very woody, along with hints of sweet caramel on the finish.

Mouthfeel holds a light-medium body with noticeable but unobtrusive carbonation; almost heavy bits of toasty yeast verge on robustness and add some weight to the palate for a short time; somewhat watery, just faint enough to show and hold this back from being more well-rounded.

A solid quad showing the beginning stages of complexity expected from a heavy-hitter, but too inconsistent throughout to create any balance, ultimately holding it to the ‘solidly drinkable, but nothing too special’ territory.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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

This is another beer that was served at the Stillwater event at Max's the other day. It was listed as a Stillwater beer, and so I assumed was brewed under contract by Brian S. from Stillwater.

The beer pours a reddish brown color with fairly decent head retention and light lacing. Don't get a lot on the nose initially, just some light rootbeer and vanilla, with maybe a hint of citrus and underlying spice. On the palate, this beer is pretty sweet and malty, with an intriguing comabination of tropical fruit, light rootbeer, vanilla and a hint of licorice. The finish is spice filled and a bit boozy, and you can tell the alcohol is up there in this one. On the other hand, the beer isn't hot, heavy or tiring on the palate, though there's something of a buttery flavor and consistency to this beer that is a bit odd.

An interesting beer, though not one I can imagine ever drinking a whole lot of. Thank God for sample size portions at Max's.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
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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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
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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2.96/5  rDev -21.5%
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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3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear, light brown color with ruby highlights & a tan head of foam. It smelled of dried dark fruits with some toffee notes. It tasted of plum, raisin, dates and caramel. It was crisp and smooth.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.88/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A - Pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a clear, amber-brown body. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Dark sugar, some muddy fruit and a bit of a rubbery solvent note.

T - Lots of sugary malt up front with some toffee notes. More of that odd, rubbery note in the middle and a finish of cherrys, light roast, and bandaids.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Awful. This has a solvent, rubbery, bandaid yeast character that dominates everything else. Even if that wasn't enough to make it a drain pour (and it totally is) it has a muddy, flabby malt character that wouldn't make for a great beer anyway. A real disappointment.

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The Perfect Crime Hollow Point from Scheldebrouwerij
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 128 ratings