The Perfect Crime Hollow Point | Scheldebrouwerij

The Perfect Crime Hollow PointThe Perfect Crime Hollow Point
BA SCORE
3.77/5
128 Ratings
The Perfect Crime Hollow PointThe Perfect Crime Hollow Point
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scheldebrouwerij
Belgium
scheldebrouwerij.nl

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John_M on 10-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
128
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 31
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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

somewhat of a blonde quad, lighter looking, more copper than brown or red, not a ton of head, just a thin tan film. the nose is lighter too, less sweetness and more of a saison yeast aromatic than a belgian one. paler grain too, more of a cereal or cracker vibe than the molasses and honey notes i usually get in this style. the flavors are subtle too on the grain front, with fruity yeast doing about as much flavoring as the grain. i dont find it thin or lacking though, and with how well hidden the alcohol is, i am pleased that its so light, its a very different take on the quad. not a ton of sweetness, but a mild butterscotch finish, and then the yeast dries it right up, its real tasty but again, extremely unconventional as a quad. better as a strong ale i think, but a cool beer nevertheless. hides its booze well and doesnt show sweet, i like that. great bubbles and only a lighter medium on the body. affordable too at just 5 bucks or so per bottle.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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 metter98
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy reddish brown in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation along with some yeast particles visible near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark fruits are present in the nose—plums seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and bits of sweetness that linger through the finish.
M: If feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: You can definitely tell that this is a strong beer given its sweetness; there are some hints of alcohol in the overall taste.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, day 15 of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent calendar. This now appears to be contract brewed in Stratford, CT, but everything else looks exactly the same. A quad on a Sunday night, ok, then.

This beer pours a murky, yet bright orange brick amber hue, with three fingers of cushioned puffy and densely foamy ecru head, which leaves some stellar limestone cliff profile lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet full bready caramel malt, dark sugar, musty black fruit - prune, plum, and raisins - a hint of earthy funk, mild yeast, and a slowly rising alcohol heat. The taste is more fruit-oriented up front, with the overripe oranges, prunes, dried apricots, mild bruised banana, and pithy melon all intermixing, followed by a puttering gritty caramel malt, hovering dry yeast, mild candy sugar, and a sort of sweet red wine booziness leaching in.

The carbonation is rather quiet and underwhelming, the body a sturdy medium weight, generally quite smooth, and even a wee bit creamy. It finishes on the sweet side, just, as the malt and fruit hold 'er steady, while the alcohol retains its gentlemanly bearing by keeping mostly out of sight.

A tasty enough quad, with a respectably integrated and rounded 10 points of booze. It's got everything going on that the greats do, except for a certain subtle complexity, a sense of unrestrained togetherness, cold fury and all that. A smile-inducing entry for this calendar business, and more appropriate fodder for we dealing with one stress-inducing winter thus far.

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Photo of zeff80
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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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

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 ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Tone
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, dark copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, astringency, slight grass, hint of yeast, slight pale malt, hint of banana, hint of coriander, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of a Quadrupel. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, yeast, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of citrus, and hint of caramel malt. Overall, strong body, but lacking in complexity, good appearance and decent aroma.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark, slightly hazy mahogany amber with a thin fine offf-white head the dissipates to a thin persistent film and light lacing. Aroma of fresh stone fruit, Belgian yeast, sweet malt and a bit of alcohol. Flavor follows, with peach, plum and light apple, estery; Belgian yeast, caramel malt; light hops in the finish. A nice complex, sweet, flavorful quad. The alcohol evident in the aroma was well covered in the flavor. Medium bodied. I enjoyed this quite a bit. This will be a definite repeat.

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Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Derek
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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Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 128 ratings
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