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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: 403   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
barnabeermane (43) - Barcelona, - JAN 26, 2013
Color naranja profundo y buena corona compacta y persistente. Aroma levaduras, licor y malta poco lupulo. En boca igual que en aroma, bastante dulce, para mi gusto le falta lupulo, agradable final seco.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollerton (60) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from SB. Does not pour very much head. Aroma is full of Belgian yeast, taste is also yeasty but caramel in addition. A very good belgian IPA!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chribban (176) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
Hazy, light mahogny colored beer with a two finger high, white, creamy head.

Nose: Orange, ripe apples, mandarin, grass, marmelade, molasses and Belgian yeast.
Taste: Toffe, caramel, raisin, apple and pine. Not really that hoppy but tasty!
Mouth: Medium body with a great full taste. A little carbonation and a litte bitterness.

A great complex, balanced beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (892) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
330ml bottle, pours dark golden ruby brown wih a foamy white head. Aroma has dry biscuit malt, seville orange, a little sour cherry, spice and barnyard yeast. More complex than your average IPA, hoppy but not over hopped and well balanced. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light body, sticky, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansalon (1500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
SWBF 2014. Pours amber with a low head. Aromas of orange, funk, citrus, kiwi. Taste is very much as the nose with some grassy notes as well. Mouthfeel is tart and somewhat dry with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (427) - HUNGARY - OCT 11, 2014
Opálos borostyán színe fölött krémes, közepes méretű hab húzódik, amely alól nemkülönben masszaszerű aromák röppennek fel, természetesen a komlógyantás, kandiscukros jelleg mentén kirajzolódva. Fantasztikusan sima, a közepesnél is alacsonyabb szénsavtartalmú testbe ágyazva lépnek a színre a tejszínes, belga élesztős jegyekkel megtámogatott, udvarias kesernyével dolgozó zamatok, nem annyira a gyümölcsös, mint inkább a karakteres, az édesség mértékét remekül kiegyensúlyozó, hosszú életű keserűség jelenléte mellett.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (841) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
Sample @ a tasting event. Amber body with a medium white head. Caramel, citrus and herbs. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (446) - SERBIA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Belgrade Beer tasting vol.4 from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour it amber color with small white head.On the nose sour funky.Taste of sour cherry,caramel,hops,pine,Belgian yeast.Great

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABT_S54 (168) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
33cl bottle shared in a Struise glass. Huge amount of head. A couple of mm of beer in the bottom of the Struise glass and the rest was froth, still billowing out the top a half pint glass was half filled with froth with the head still rising out the neck of the bottle. Once the head eventually subsided (slightly) it was a slightly darker than some IPAs with a slightly orange hue. Plenty of flakes of hardened yeast floating about too. Aroma is less hoppy than a lot of IPAs. Mouthfeel is medium and very generous for the style. Taste is quite sweet and fragrant but less flowery than a lot of the hoppy IPA. Overall as a Struise fan rather than an IPA I was nicely surprised as this is the first IPA I have tried that hasn’t been too extreme for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2272) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle at tasting in Belgrade. Thanks markoijelena. Rich copper-mahogany. Spicy yeast, no real hops on aroma. Strange, interesting beer. Hops are blended back, sweet, leather, barnyard. Low carbonation rich leather. Interesting beer, IPA with some sour flanders character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (254) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at a private tasting in Belgrade/Serbia. It pours a vivid amber colour, hazy with a minimal off white head. Nose with almost no hops, Belgian dubbel feel. Mouth has tons of leather, some sour and tart notes.


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