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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: 503   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.


3.8
androman (2322) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2017
33cl bottle at home from Beers of Belgium, Antwerpen. Nose is sourish fruity. Body is clear deep ruby brown, head is big, beige, creamy, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is cherry, chocolate, raisin, brownie. Light sweet, medium bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting hoppy slightly roasty medium bitter, light fruity sour, light alcohol warmth. Medium to full body, slick texture, average carbonation. Easy dessertish fruity beer, might be slightly off therefore the sourness, tasty though, nice one.

3.5
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
kustie (1186) - 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
FBoekman (258) - 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
martin00sr (4038) - 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
DwarfeD (3513) - 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
jerama (59) - 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
martjoobolut (4387) - 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
Cristobal37 (1142) - 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
josanguapo (1677) - 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.


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