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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: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1568) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
Fresh bottle from Dranken Geers. Pours a hazy orange/brown color with a rich tan head. the smell is tart fruit, toasted malt, yeast. The taste is earthy malt, hint of caramel, tart fruit, yeast, citrus ending dry and toasty. The body is Light+ with elegant carbonation. A nice beer that was wonderful mouthfeel...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (342) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle @ Omena Hotels, Copenhagen. Aroma: Hoppy, fruity, caramel, citrus. Taste: Dito + some sweetness. The finish is dry and bitter with hoppy notes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Silvan7 (700) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2014 Bottle @ home from beerkings.it (online shop).Batch dry hopped with Cascade. Birra ramato carico, con schiuma beige imponente, fine e persistente. Aroma intenso, fruttato agrumato, scorza d’arancia. Caramello, zucchero di canna, malto tostato. Note speziate di cannella. Il gusto è abboccato con fruttato agrumato e dolciastro caramellato in prominenza. Luppolatura delicata, con amaro appena accennato nonostante l’IBU sia piuttosto alto. Il retrolfattivo è di noce fresca. Molto complessa. Corposa, abbastanza rotonda per lo stile, armonica e calda. Il suo pregio principale è il grande equilibrio . Una delle IPA più buone che abbia mai bevuto

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (1750) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Struise’s reply to De Molen’s Vuur & Vlam, a double IPA. Thick, sticky, yellowish white, creamy head, colour a deep coppery amber, hazy. Very powerful hop aroma, lemon peel, tonic water, walnuts, hemp, grapefruit, caramel, sage... Orange freshness in the onset, fruity with sweetish caramel base but overpowered by a very strong, mouth-cleansing, complex hop bitterness, citrussy, herbal, tonic water-like, long and dry accompanied by agreeable warming alcohol. An excellent IPA and a must taste if you like this style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Watje2010 (37) - - AUG 17, 2014
caramel, roasty, herbs, floral, alcohol, red brownish, clear however with minimal head. medium sweetness and a very balanced (sharper) bitterness. medium body, oily feel, bitter finish. A very good one for the persons who like bitter beers. Very good one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (440) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 7,0 % ABV, produceret 2010 - BB 09/13, købt i Barley Wine i CPH City, 13. august 2014. Grumset brunlig ufiltreret hollandsk IPA med flot offwhite skumkrone på 3 cm tykkelse, tætskummende. Gærrester i glasset. Svag aroma af grannåle, citrus. Bondegård. Belgisk gær. Dejlig, knap så humlet, IPA-smag, men samtidig noget dyb-bitter på en ikke IPA-måde. Let sødme i starten, dernæst bittersødme i parløb. Opsummering: mild til medium bitter, mild sødme. Yderst delikat blødhed i munden med markant nedjusteret kuldioxid og en glat konsistens. Eftersmagen er medium lang og lettere tør. Ikke amerikansk IPA-agtig, men alligevel spændende. Must try again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (297) - - AUG 10, 2014
Drank at a beertour through Belgium with Thijs, Marijn and Peter. Liked this beer. Typical IPA taste. Well-balanced. Smooth but pleasant carbonation. Good beer.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
oqnid (81) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
6 mai'13 -->IPA (Flandres) ambrée, 7%, 330ml -rouille/orangée, trouble; mousse mince, filet -nez caramel, biscuits, légèrement fruitée, alcool -entrée caramel, sucre d'orge -mince -étalement amer et âcre -finale amère soutenue, douceur de caramel; florale, alcool, acide Co=2.5 Arô=2.5 Am=3.5 Su=3 Arr=3 Ac=2 via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (955) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
@ Omena Hotels, Copenhagen 15/7-14. Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Malty, fruity and hoppy with grapefruity notes, sweet, bitter and really dry, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
__Rb81 (189) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at home (2012 bottle). Pours dark amber with a white frothy head. More malty than hoppy aroma, sweet, yeast. Taste is sweet malty, yeast, some hops, bit of a bitter aftertaste. Not much of the hoppiness left.


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