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Alvinne Vuur & Vlam

Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Moen, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
For the 2nd Borefts Beer Festival, Menno from De Molen Brewery challenged ten brewers to brew their own version of his beer "Vuur & Vlam." This is our entry, brewed with our Morpheus yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Dirty orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some tangerine and biscuit malt notes. The flavor is orange, mango, biscuit malt and grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kraddel (6381) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2013
75 cl bottle , at home, by myself. . bottle states sept ( 09 ) 2012. i supose this is the best before date. so that means a way to old IPA. so everything further down, is a description of the beer, LESS good than it should be . i WILL rerate ( as always) when i have it again ( is this ever gonna be brewed again ??? ) GUSHER. i mean, like, enourmous. opening the cap, imidiatly the foam was rising , out of the bottle. poured in a 33 cl glass , still gushing. second 33 cl glass, STILL FREAKING GUSHING ! foam is big, but fades a bit . first glass pours dark , dark copper/orange / brown . second glass is a bit lighter. both are REALY fuzzy, NO light coming trough at all ! actualy freaking ugly, but hey, its too old.. smell is pretty boozy... and bitter low carbo ( guessed it all gushed out , ha ) bitter, but weak mouthfeel. no real aromatic tastes. . its still drinkable ( i know, i SAID it out loud ! ) thought it has NO comlplexity anymore, seems realy , realy discusting , and i’m not sure if an IPA this old is even healty to drink... ---- forgotten beers in the back of the fridge --- def need to have this fresh to compare . or get blind and drink this ... it DID held up better than you’d expect ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium foamy cream head. Aroma of mustiness, citrus, caramel, white grapes skins, florals, and horseblanket. Flavor of brett, grass, citrus, florals, earth, and yeast with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy gold-orange, soapy edge bubbles. Nose of brett, orange, funky, wood. Taste of brett, orange, cedar, woody and lots of orange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 10, 2012
Bottled 750ml (Sept 2012, lot 503)
Courtesy of bierkoning, thanks Edo! I am not a big fan of Morpheus yeast: bottles are always gushers; from big bottle you always loose half because it is so lively. Foam just continues coming out of bottle, even after you have poured 2/3 of beer. Murky amber color, big off-white head. Strong sour bretta aroma with fruity notes, also light barnyardish notes. Medium-bodied, foamy mouthfeel. Bretta/Morpheus dominates also the flavor, citrus, horseblanket, some fruityness. Nice sourness but not very exiciting. This is listed as "IPA" now here, but this is of course sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2012
Ruikt en smaakt hoppig en bitter, de kleur is niet helder, bruin/oranje, prik met een bittere smaak met een waterige afdronk. Heel veel wit schuim uit de fles, in het glas valt het mee.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
verborghs (8) - BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2011 does not count
Smells hoppy And citrus like. Tastes hoppy, little bit off orange, slightly sour, bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14282) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2011
75 cl bottle at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Gusher! Cloudy, hazy dark orange, medium brown color. Small yeast particals present. Small white head that’s mostly diminishing. Smell malts, light to medium hops and hints of sour. Taste lightly sour, moderately bitter and light hops. Little bit watery texture, medium body, medium carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
Hazy orange colour with a big white head. Smells fruity, bitter, hoppy. Tastes bitter, watery, slightly fruity. Thin body, quite a lot of carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (17734) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
Weicher Zitrusantrunk mit starker Hefigkeit. Im Verlauf werden die Zitrusnoten intensiver, der Hopfen ist sonst auffällig zurückhaltend. Mild, dafür süffig, erst spät wird das Bier bitter. Nicht übermäßig gut aber durchaus gelungen. 7/8/11/9/12/9

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