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


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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

FatPhil's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (12182) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cristobal37 (534) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
josanguapo (669) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4727) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
Dark copper, hazy, with a sticky head. Smells a bit like a dubbel, caramel, malt and Belgian yeast, with an addition of vinegar. Bitter, from the hops, with a metallic taste and with notes of cane sugar, vinegar, white wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (861) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 4, 2015
Biz hazy, deeper amber colored, medium beige head, good lasting. Aroma is caramel malt, ripe fruits, soury fruit, some citrus, bit yeast. Taste is medium sweet caramalt, fruity, some biscuit, some citrus, medium- bitterness, yeast. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2710) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2015
Shared with benny at my home. Hazy amber colored beer with medium white head and no carbonation visible. Nice malty spiced hopped aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is bitter spiced dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6815) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 29, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -from Pivoljub Ljubljana. Pale amber coloured, small off-white head, sourish fruity and caramel in the nose. Sweetish malty, caramel, mild citrusy fruity and touch of alcohol with discreet hop bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (217) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2016 Brons van kleur, mooie schuimkraag die aan het glas blijft plakken. Hoppig & fruitig aroma, geur van appelsien, grapefruit. Lekkere smaak. Niet zo bitter als sommige ipa’s maar wel heerlijk van smaak met lange zoet-bittere afdronk. Heerlijke IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle, 7%. Sweet and citric aroma, raisins, wood, acetic acid. Clear dark amber/brown colour. Small stable off-white head. The flavour has a teaish hop note as in some IPAs but apart from that I do not get much IPA from this beer. Nevertheless, it is a great beer. Good hoppiness and a mild, woody tartness. Well-balanced and full-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (4689) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear darkish amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, malt, fruit and pepper. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of citrus and touches of caramel malt. Acidic aftertaste with estery notes. Decent.

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