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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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128 Ratings
The Perfect Crime Hollow PointThe Perfect Crime Hollow Point

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Style: 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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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of JasonLovesBeer
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the Craft Beer Advent Calender here also, drank it tonight (a couple days late).

A: Deep auburn-orange kind of huge, thickly cloudy and a dense head that's a darker shade of tan than I'd have expected given the beer's colour. Head sticks around and laces well.

S: Gentle, mildly sweet fruit esters and breadiness.

T: Banana bread mostly with a bit of dried fruit as well. Maybe some apricot as the earthy hops adds something to the fruit mix. Rich and leaning towards sweet but well countered by earthiness.

M: Thick, well textured body. Carbonation is gentle.

O: I really found this to be a pleasant beer to drink, there isn't any heat really at all from the alcohol like most quads. I'm wondering if the 5 months the calender spent in warm storage, which has been to the detriment of many of the beers inside, actually played a positive role in this heartier beer.

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Photo of Westvleteren12
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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 Erik-P
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Acuity
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Aldape81080
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Pours a murky amber tinted tea appearance. A quick vanishing taupe head that dwindles to a bubbly wake.

S: Candy malt, syrupy dark fruits, cardboard, faint dirty pine needles, cinnamon sticks, anise, hints of ginger, cardamom, rose water and sweet dark bread. A slight tartness.

T/M: Juicy dark fruit, rock candy, cigar smoke, apple peels, cranberries, bready, estery, slightly tart, floral spice and gulam jamun. Gently carbonated chewy body that finishes with a slow building dryness. Spiced rum once warmed.

O: This was on point. A complex assortment blended into a brilliant concoction. The spice profile mixed with slight tartness really sets this off. I tried to take my time but it didn't turn out as I planned. Extremely easy drinking for the ABV and as dangerous as a hollow point. Cheers!

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of beergoot
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A soft, partly cloudy, reddish-orange body topped with a rich, foamy head. A funky, rich malt nose; some dark fruits (e.g., apricots and prunes or old oranges) and twinges of nuttiness; vanilla. Big booze and malt flavors, echoing many of the aromas. Finely fizzy, medium-heavy body.

A big, chewy beer that hits a bit heavy on the alcohol side of things. Not bad but lacks refinement.

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Photo of Wobbly
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of scott2269
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of M1A2
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of smekermann
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of spoony
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 355 ml bottle (bottled July 10, 2013) into a chalice.

A-The brew pours heavily into the glass with very little head. The thin head of tan foam drops quickly to a few patches and exposes a reddish-hued brown liquid. The beer is light in color for the style, but still very murky.

S-I smell white grapes, a bit of citrus twang, golden raisins, and overripe banana. I also get a good dose of dark caramel and the lightest whiff of spices. Sweetness is high and the brew lacks the earthy, leathery smells of some quads, but the booze is well-concealed and the smell is pleasing.

T-The taste is also heavy on the golden raisin, overripe banana, and brown caramel. There is a little bit of prune, but the flavors here are lighter than many quads. The finish provides an interesting combination of root beer like spices and sweetness.

M-The feel is medium in heft with a really nice, soft, filling carbonation. A good example of the style.

O-I liked my first few sips of this beer more than the last few sips. As noted above, the flavors (and color) are a little on the light side, and while this doesn't make for a bad beer, it leaves this brew a little short of the best quads out there in terms of complexity and flavor. Light flavors notwithstanding, the mouthfeel here is excellent.

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Photo of CloudStrife
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Brewed in Stratford, CT by Two Roads Brewing Company. Picture matches but does not say product of Belgium on the bottom of the label.

A: Pours a slightly opaque ruby brown with a thin off white head. Spots of lacing on the sides. Visible carbonation in the haze.

S: Nice aroma of dark fruits blended with sweet malts. Bit of wheat or pale malts it seems. Is fairly subdued.

T: As with the aroma there is solid dark fruits and a great fermented taste to this one. Raisins, fig and molasses are dominant. Not supremely complex but a very drinkable quad.

M: Full body with ample creaminess. Finish is actually fairly crisp. Booze is incredibly hidden.

Overall it is reasonably priced, high in alcohol and the flavor is balanced and drinkable. Won't knock your socks off but is a solid one for a relaxing night.

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Photo of Mphis
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of justintcoons
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Hazy reddish brown with 3 fingers of bone-white head that dissipates quickly. Low carbonation.

Plum, raisin, peach and candy sugar.

Big doses of candy sugar with lesser notes of overripe plum, raisin and red grape. Hints of peach and SweetTarts. Some earthy Belgian yeastiness.

Medium-light bodied, silky, oily, smooth and sticky.

It's sweet and sugary and the dark fruits are there. The 10% abv is well hidden.

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Photo of Roberto11232
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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