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

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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2703) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle, bb 8/17. Amber with an off white head. Powerful aroma of toffee, dried fruit, pine, grapefruit, spices. Some boozy musty grape notes too. Rich and surprisingly boozy for 7%. Sweet dried fruit and toffee, tenor register citrus, pine. Only vaguely reminiscent of the de Molen beer and not at all of the "aromatic hops and neutral malt" strand of IPAs. Very satisfying drop.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ninecats (285) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2015
Hazy brownish/reddish with a two finger white foam dissipating slowly, leaving slight lace on the glass. Aroma is fruity, though not new world hoppy-fruity, but more dark fruit, pear, mango and malt. Taste is moderately fruity, dark fruits, slight malt accented, also some berries and apples, slight coffee, finishes almost pilsener like, with grass, dust and very dry, resting on a bittersweet, fruity ground. Medium to big body, light to medium carbo. Not perfectly balanced, but still not so one dimensionall the way this style usually tends to be.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4170) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle.Brown and slightly hazy. The presence of sulphur diminishes ay flavours that may exist. Claims to be an IPA but I cant trace many hops. It may have been that I tried two bad bottles but much as I love this brewery I cant say anymore than this was a disappointing experience.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (1456) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 6, 2015
Couleur cuivrée sombre, très légère mousse beige. Nez d’agrumes/citron et levures belges. Gout houblonné agrumes/citron, malté et levures belges avec fin légèrement fruitée. Bon corps. Malgrés tout trop levurée.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3221) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
Flaske på Ølbutikken i Istedgade (backlog): klar og lys rødlig kobberfarge med flott skum som varer. Aroma og smak med mandarin, appelsin og tropiske frukter i et velbalansert hele. Jeg ble sittende lenge og nyte denne ved bordet. De Struise leverer alltid!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nsamstark (12) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle @ SB late 2014. Nice ang golden color with i bright thick tasty foam. A nice almost sweet aroma, a bit tropical. Nicely hopped and fresh taste. I really like this one, a well delivered IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1045) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Hazy deep amber brown, large creamy beige head, good retention and lacing; aroma lemon, grapefruit, caramel, roasted malts, candy sugar; taste medium sweet and bitter, bit roasted, some licorice; medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste dry bittersweet, herbal and roasty notes; special brew, not your typical IPA but quite agreeable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5593) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle from Cunnigham, many thanks Henrik. Hazy amber brown color with medium white head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Strong hoppy taste, tangerines, oranges, grapefruit zest, pines. Long orqnge hoppy bitter finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (216) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2015
Robe ambrée foncée. Nez alliant des notes de caramel, de levure, de pain, une légère note de houblon. Bouche à l’attaque épicée, mousse discrète, belle amertume de milieu de bouche et finale épicée.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1179) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 0,33l fles gedeeld met Nikos. Amber met creme kraag. Geur is wat zurig, hop meer op de achtergrond. Smaak is zoet suiker is duidelijk aanwezig, hop in mindere mate en weer het zuurtje afdronk met wat cacao.


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