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Brewed by HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Haandbryggeriet version of Vuur & Vlam.

Fyr og Flamme is a dry hopped IPA in the US style with an exceptional aroma and hop flavours. We use a very special blend of 3 American hops that produce lots of hop flavours. We produce living beer, not pasteurised or filtered.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Red/brown colour with a tan head that disappers a bit fast. The aroma is mainly citrus and caramel. Taste is quite bitter and the mouthfeel is lovely. A great beer, De Molen’s version is one tiny bit better as I could remember.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4851) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty dark beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of deep dry hops with nice floral notes is quite intense and very enticing. Taste is a mix between huge floral notes with some notes of dry malt. Nice clear notes of citrus with very limited bitterness level and almost no astringency. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Solid offering with good mastering of dry hops technique.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2910) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2012
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a beautiful amber colour with an excellent head. The nose has pine, lavender and some oranges. The taste has burnt oranges and pine. The palate has a medium body, a creamy texture in the middle and a very bitter finish. Overall, good but too bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (3439) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wine drank at home; pours dark orange with a 2 finger off white head, the aroma is quite hoppy but when drank I get more malt than hop. A quality beer.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SlovakSniper (3347) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
Une bouteille de 50 cl. Batch 418. Meilleure avant le 08.11.12. Une bière sale, orangée et embrouillée. Une tête imposante qui agrémente le regard. Un nez sur des malts sclérosés. Des grains et des choses végétales que je n’aime pas du tout. Des houblons qui dégagent des effluves de pamplemousse. Des saveurs qui sont loin de créer l’unanimité sur mes papilles. Encore des grains et des ovnis. Des houblons qui goûtent le jus de pamplemousse rose. Une bouche de moyenne dimension et des bulles débandées. Une texture passablement huileuse ou crémeuse? C’est sans importance. Une finale amère aspirée par cette foutue présence maltée désagréable. Le genre de IPA qui n’apporte aucun flux sanguin dans ma banane. À mille lieux de la version érotisante proposée par De Molen. Peut-être une version marquée par le temps? Bien dommage car habituellement je ne dis jamais non à une cougar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2012
50 cl bottle at home in Skövde. Amber beer, maybe a bit hazy with a big creamy beige head. Fruity, hoppy, sweet aroma. Some bitterness with nice hoppy flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11421) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle, from a trade with Cunningham. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a very nice lasting beige head. Hoppy fruity aroma, grass, metal, hay, grapefruit and pine, grapes, some apples. Hoppy citrus flavor, metal, cream notes, rather bitter, pine needles, mango, some spices, grass, floral notes. Really bitter finish with pine, hay and some grapefruit. Refreshing and well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8127) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
My Bottom Line :
Bountiful citrus fruit move into evergreen-like resinous hop bitterness while light honeyed malt sweetness nearly creates balance.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A thick, creamy sheet of foam slowly recedes into the cloudy pale amber.
-Smooth carbonation and restrained residual sugars make for high drinkability.
-This is much fruitier than De Molen’s version.
-Earthy hop undertones are pleasant.

Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lefossoyeur (468) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
Golden copper with a lot of yeast in suspension and a white foamy head that fades quickly leaving a god lace. Resinous hops on the nose as well as a strong malt base and hints of dried oranges and sulfur. Low to medium body, low carbonation, sweet and bitter oranges develops on the palate, medium bitterness, clean, finishes on a drying bitter finale. Would be interesting to taste fresher...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1019) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2012
From a 500ml bottle on 15/7/2012 (ABV listed as 6.5%, best before 2/6/2012). Was a complete gusher but once the suds subsided, it poured a very murky golden orange. Has a slighty fruity, floral aroma. In the mouth, it’s primarily fruity with lots or sweet orange and mandarin with a bit of caramel malt, some boozy notes, and a medium slightly sour hop bitterness. The palate is a bit soapy and the carbonation is quite high, though tolerable in the context of the original gush. Pretty subdued for an IPA. All up, a bit disappointing, but it was consumed after the best before date, so perhaps I should revisit.


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