Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Oostvleteren, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Menno from the Molen Brewery asked us to brew our approach of his beer "Vuur & Vlam", this for the occasion of his 2nd Borefts Beer Festival, which will be held next September 24 & 25th, in Bodegraven, Netherlands.

Note: Newest batch is dry-hopped with Cascade whereas earlier batches were dry-hopped with Amarillo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a huge white head. Gusher! Aroma is tropical fruits, citrus, yeast, herbal, floral, earthy and some grapefruit. Taste is quite bitter and moderate sweet. Medium to full bodied with a long fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Moravius (439) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
Flasche (33 cl) von Struise, Brügge. - Explosive Schaumentwicklung beim Öffnen der Flasche. Unansehnlicher, grobporiger Schaum über goldbraunem Bier mit unappetitlichen großen Schwebteilchen. Die IPA-typische Nase mit tropischen Früchten ist nur schwach ausgeprägt. Antrunk viel zu rezent, schaumig-brausig. Hinter all der Kohlensäure etwas herbe Frucht, Tabak und säuerliche Noten. Der angepriesene Aromahopfen (Trockenhopfung mit Cascade) ist kaum zu erschmecken. Schwach säuerlicher, bitterer Nachtrunk. - Hier ist die Flaschengärung wohl außer Kontrolle geraten. Mißlungenes IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (1518) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
zelden zo´n koolzuurbom meegemaakt!. glas is voor 1/5e ingeschonken en het schuim komt nu al aan alle kanten over het glas en de fles heen. Het schuim in de fles blijft maar komen, ’t is net een actieve vulkaan... helaas is door deze gusher activiteit ook de gist meegekomen het glas is, jammer... amber/caramel bruin van kleur, gist troebelig met met schuimige witte kraag. aroma is hoppig, floraal, moutig, caramel, citrus de smaken zijn redelijk zoet, redelijk bitter, licht fruitig, matig gemout, zwak kruidig, medium body, en zoals al vermeld een véél te hoge co2 !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Excalibur123 (126) - Soria, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2014
Color ámbar claro con levadura en suspensión y ligeramente turbia; abundante cabeza de espuma que permanece en la copa; aromas poco marcados a malta, lúpulo y notas herbales ; en boca entrada suave con amargor equilibrado, notas a resina y especias; pos gusto un tanto picante, cerveza con cuerpo medio y compleja pero con carbonatación excesiva.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Piero1987 (657) - Iglesias, ITALY - JAN 2, 2014
Amber with big head. Nice hoppy aroma with some citrus and herbal, but also some spicy from belgian yeast. At taste is a pretty bitter-sweet mix with a good body and fruity flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abemorsten (2680) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Milky orange body with a huge beige head. Wooden nose. Light spicy and lasting bitterness. Heavy carbonation. Medium bodied and alco warm. Leaves the tongue dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ipamonger (68) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
I have the Cascade dry-hopped edition here. A slow gusher. Pours a hazy brownish amber with a thick off white head. Aromas of pine, resin, citrus, bit of malt, and bit of bread. Pronounced bitter, little sweet, but finish is also a strong, abrupt, dry bitter. Carbonation is a bit over active, may be characterizing the bitterness as a bit one-note. Good body. Hope the carbonation in this one is abnormal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sureshpa (286) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
Aroma: Grass, yeasty, hoppy, grapefruit Appearance: Pouring it gave quick building frothy head, amber, cloudy, yeast flocks at the bottom, off white staying head Taste: Grapefruit, slight bitter, again good balance, quite dry hoppy no so bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
(Bottle) Amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of apricots, marmalade, orange peel, caramel and hints of black-currant. Fruity, malty nose with grapefruit, Seville orange, citrus peel, caramel, dried apricots resin and a generous citric/resinous bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Generous, but nicely balanced hop presence, backed up by a soft and rounded malt profile. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (2988) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle from Bierkoning, BB 12/15. How’s this is even possible for an IPA, god only knows. Murky brown copper pour with over-abundant loose frothy white head (slow gusher out of the bottle). Aroma of muddled vegetal hops, light fruity notes, mainly pear, belgian malt, kind of desserty/perfumy. Taste is hoppy, bitter, with a distinct belgian malty flavor to it, kind of cake-y. Not bad, but not really my style.

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