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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: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by John_M on 10-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Ale-ienation
2.87/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark amber. Almost brown. Head dissipates quickly, leaving a ring of off-white bubbles around the glass.

S: Lots of esters jumping out of the glass; plums, raspberries, over-ripe red grapes, cinnamon apples. Big notes of honey, Belgian yeast and candy sugar with a moderate phenolic bite.

T: Malt forward with lots of fruit flavors; red apples, plums, red grapes. Rather sweet; lots of residual sugars present. Moderate to heavy presence of ethanol in the finish; very warming.

M: Light to medium bodied with mild carbonation. Slick and rather thin.

O: Several of the appropriate quadruple characteristics are here: red fruit esters, candy sugar, very mild bitterness. However, the beer could use a richer malt complexity, more balance, and a fuller mouth-feel.

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Photo of nickfl
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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Photo of Knapp85
2.93/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This poured out as a light brown color with some orange hues. There is hardly any head on this beer. There is a thin ring of retention on top with no lacing. The smell of the beer is sweet, some bread, caramel aromas and some candi sugar. The taste of the beer is also pretty sweet but seems a little one dimensional. There isn't much depth to the flavors in this. The mouthfeel should be a little heavier with a higher carbonation and less watery. Overall it's a sub-par Quad. I was excited to try it because it's a personal favorite style of mine but was a little let down by this attempt. Better luck in the future.

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Photo of thegodfather2701
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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Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of yergermeister
3.02/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of hustlesworth
3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pours a murky plummy reddish brown with an extremely dense ecru colored head. Brilliant texture to the foam as it settles (in a reasonable time) down to a thin disk of foamy haze. Broken sheets of lace coat the glass nicely. Clears up as it warms.

S- fruity boozy whiskied aroma full date, fig, raisin, prune, berries, vanilla, caramel, oak, pineapple, fruitcake and a sweetish spiced cookie malty undertone. Earthy, slight citrus. Rubbing alcohol as it warms.

T- strong chocolatey flavor along with the aforementioned dried fruits but much woodier and much less fruity than the aroma. Suggestions of brandy soaked cherries and noble hops with a clean grassy bitterness throughout. Boozy dry and grainy in the finish.

MF- prominent alcohol warmth and dryness. Stinging carbonation is nice but the bubbles feel big. Juicy otherwise.

D- the smell is the high point here. Unbalanced flavor is dominated by alcohol without and fruity tartness and sweetness to compete. Unwelcome bitterness pairs with the booze and bring an odd feel to the meeting. Sweet label with the vine & firearm motif, but the quad behind it is only a full metal jacket at best.

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Photo of Ultimate
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a copper color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing here.

S: A decent, but not spectacular aroma of yeast, malt, and assorted fruits.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast, malt, and the aforementioned fruits - mainly apple, peach, and pear. Not bad flavor, but it just wasn't strong enough. It's simply too thin (especially in the finish) to be effective.

M: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is one of those above average beers that you'll immediately forget about the next day. Could have been better.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

bottle picked up locally, enjoyed from my stillwater wine glass.

a - beer pours a fairly attractive dark maroon with a half finger of bubbly head that hung out for a while. it had a bit of a creamy look to it.

s - crisp zesty white pepper leads the way like a menthol coating. beneath is dark fruit and belgian yeast.

t/m - flavor is quite nice. fairly soft and light...leaves a white pepper aftertaste with a hint of bitterness and crispness. dark fruit, but again, in the back seat behind the spicing.

o - overall, interesting take on the style, but when it comes to quads, i'm a bit of a purist and for my taste buds and likes, you really can't top the classics from belgium for this style. very unique and interesting and worth checking out, but not something i'd pick up a 6'er of.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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The Perfect Crime Hollow Point from Scheldebrouwerij
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