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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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3.77/5
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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:
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Reviews:
31
Ratings:
128
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of John_M
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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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 rhoadsrage
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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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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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is poured a light brown color with a bit of an orange-amber hue. Upon pouring there is only a tiny white head which fades rather rapidly to leave only a trace level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of dark fruits and malt with the dark fruit being mainly of a plum smell, but mixed with some raisin and fig. The malty aromas are a mix of caramel malt as well as a more bready smell. Rounding the nose out are notes of a yeasty smell mixed with spice of coriander and a strong boozy smell.

Taste – The taste begins big in of a dark fruit sweetness of raisin and a bit of plum backed by some slightly bready maltiness. The fruit flavors from the start have a strong spiced and almost rum soaked flavor. Some other sweeter flavors of caramel meet the tongue soon after the initial taste with a yeasty taste joining as well. Lighter notes of banana seem to permeate their way to the tongue later in the taste along with more strong boozy tastes. The mainly spiced raisin alcohol taste takes the taste to its end where it leaves a nice warming fruity and boozy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to lower side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is on the average side but seems to end on the low side at the end of a taste. This when mixed with the medium body make it a smooth feel on the tongue but due to the slight lower body a better overall feel may have been created via a thicker body.

Overall- A rather tasty beer no doubt. It has big flavors of spiced rummy raisins but is complemented well by a variety of other nice flavors, which all meld together quite well. A nice sipping quad.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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 ROGUE16
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

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

Nose
Plum, raisin, peach and candy sugar.

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

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

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

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Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ZachT
4.46/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Roguer
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thin cream head - almost no carbonation from the pour. Beautifully opaque brown brew. Very nice (but thin) solid lacing.

Boozy and sour aroma: alcohol and wine grapes are at the forefront, with figs, cherries, and prunes in the background. Very slight nuttiness and earthiness, with a hint of wheat.

Sour on the forefront, boozy on the back end, with more traditional quad flavors in between and all around. Sweet and sour cherries make the strongest fruit appearance, while grapes and prunes are represented as well. Walnuts and pecans round out the nuttiness.

Surprisingly thin mouthfeel, with an equally surprising carbonation bite, considering the thin head. Some foaming, but not too much. Noticeable warming from the 10% ABV. Very cloying, coating your entire mouth pleasantly, for quite a while, too.

I'm pleasantly surprised by this quad. No one's going to mistake it for Roche 10, but it's still very tasty. It could use far better balance in hiding the alcohol, and the slight sourness was surprising. I wouldn't pit it against the Belgian big boys (or even the better American quads), but it's certainly a tasty beer in its own right.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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