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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: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9817) - Tallinn, - JUN 28, 2013
330ml bottle (Brevinga BB, Riga) - Amarillo version
Very sweet, toffee-ish, slightly sharp aroma. Could it be strawberry? Childrens sweeties definitely present in force, maybe the sharpness is more orange zesty? Tons of caramel in the retronasals. Also in the taste, this is way too sweet. But very very tasty. Nice mix of hops, there’s some nice fresh citrussyness at the front, but a good sticky resin bitterness.at the back. Something crisper about it, but thinner, without any crap - I got some hint of butter, but adding a minuscule amount gives way more body, and provides the almonds. More crap gives more fullness, more toffee. Something about this tells me it’s not a great beer, I’m not getting any particular highlights from it - but by goodness it’s wonderfully drinkable and I really enjoy every drop.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (130) - 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 (1065) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1374) - PORTUGAL - FEB 18, 2015
33cl bottle. Hazy amber orangish colour with a thin off-white head. Caramel, yeast and citrus in the aroma. Taste is sweet at front followed by medium-low bitterness and some sour notes. Overall, a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5311) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1783) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2015
This bottle might not be in the best shape? Very modestly flavoured with the exception of some faint spicy hops. Otherwise the shyness seems quite strange. Will need to take another look.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
note666 (1163) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2015
2015 - 02 - 03 330ml bottle.amber-orange colour. medium off-white head. woody, citrus aroma. sour-sweet taste, with bit bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2106) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
Pours copper with a fading head. Nose shows sweet malt, caramel, pine and resinous hops. Very malty. Malty flavours too but not all that sweet. Massive amounts of bready notes, some soft pine in there. Not all that hoppy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fashawn (252) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Veramente strana, ha nolto caramello, ed è dolcissima, non ritrovo luppolo ma ribes e lamponi. Molto carbonata, forse non era fresca.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (972) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a hazy dark amber color, topped with a decent and lasting beige colored head. Very mild caramel aroma, notes of hops also present. Taste starts sweet and fruity (berries), followed by a very decent bitterness and a hoppy taste. Herbal in the aftertaste, Easily drinkable and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1161) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours clear ruby/chestnut brown with thin beige head. Aroma is packed with hops, yeast and bread. Super smooth texture. Nice hoppy taste with a slightly sweet caramel/nutty after taste.


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