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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: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kr1zz (428) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2016
Bottle 33cl bought at Pelgrims Schaliënhuis in Temse. Pours hazy amber/brown with a big beige head leaving a nice lacing on the glass. Nose: hoppy, citrus, coriander, cardemom, liqueur; Taste: soft to medium carboration. A tea flavour, creamy texture with vanilla notes, hoppy, chocolate, pretty bitter, roasted malts, alcoholic warmth. Even a little bit spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (884) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle. Hazy brown color with white head. Aroma has malty, dark bread, citrus, tropical fruits. Taste is malty with quite long bitter and sour aftertaste. Flavors of malt, yeast, fruits, dark bread. A bit mixed as the beer is sour but hopped.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FBoekman (195) - SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2016
Rödbrun utan så mycket skum. Luktar russin och lite alkohol. Mjuk smak! Nästan ingen beska. Och lite russin. Den här är inte helt färsk (bbf 8/17), men jag tror jag gillar den bättre så här...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (2752) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
Clear amber, light beige head. Mild aroma, passionfruit, some citrus and malt. Flavour has lemon and light malt and hints of yeast. Finishes with a citrusy sourness. Not bad. Well within BBD but probably not super fresh...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2718) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Hazy orange/brown with a medium slightly off-white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitter and subtle sweet tones. Caramel, malts, tropical fruits, pine and yeast. Nice!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerama (51) - SLOVENIA - MAR 13, 2016
Pours a hazy dark amber red body with rocky yellowish head. Aroma of peach, wheat, a bit of sulfur, grains and grapes. Taste of lychees, grapes and caramel. An unusual IPA. Soft carbonation light medium body with medium texture and long sour aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle, BB 08.17 (from beergium). Pours amber with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, grass, caramel, sourness. Flavor is sweet and sour with some bitterness, slight acid, berries, grass, malt, pine. Finish is dry-pine bitter with some hot alcohol. Overall: possibly bit off despite the BB, but generally speaking it’s still ok beverage. Would like to try it fresh tho.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cristobal37 (795) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 24, 2016
Looks like watered down coca-cola brown with very minimal head. Aroma is very unique like a belgian sour with lots of hops. Bitter piney hops mixed with a chocolate malty dubbel style beer. Quite odd actually. Even a tiny bit sour. Finish is mostly sappy hops and some vinegar. Well, up until now I have loved all the Struise beers Ive had, but this one is just strange. Cool that they do their own thing but in the end this just ends up being a weird hodgepodge of styles.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
josanguapo (1108) - SPAIN - JAN 21, 2016
From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. After dinner. Not sure if contamined. No hops feeling nor aroma. Not much IPA. Initial and middle sip fine but some acid in the aftertaste. In some moments I thought that I got used to it and even liked its nose and other times I started disliking it again. Could repeat if sure of fressness. BB date was Aug 2017.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5441) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 7, 2016
330 ml. bottle. Thanks Henrik. Pours a dark copper with a decent off-white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and caramel. Taste is citrus, malt, caramel, fruit, and alcohol. Interesting.


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