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Vuur & Vlam - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
86
very good

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 10-06-2009)
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Photo of Alex-by
4.96/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: Amber color with white head, which dissapears pretty fast.

S: I expected it to be a little bit stronger. Smell is very light - hops, a bit of citrus.

T: A lot of citrus and hops. Though EBU is 63 but it not so bitter as expected. You get more citrus and malty sweetness with higher temperature.

M: Light and fresh.

O: This is one of the best IPA I've ever had. It is not very bitter and really light. Awesome beer.

Alex-by, May 21, 2013
Photo of profondo
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

profondo, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of w00ddy
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

w00ddy, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Johnct
4.67/5  rDev +22.3%

Johnct, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of RuudJH
4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33 cl. , bottled 24 june 2011.

This is a great example of beer to me. De Molen usually makes great brews, and this one is just right, particularly in the style of ipa.

Looks orange brown, beige head. Great carbonation.

Smell and taste fresh. Peach, apricot, citrus, pine, green tea. Massive bitterness that stays in the mouth. Spicy bite in the aftertaste. Tough but balanced. Refreshing overall.

RuudJH, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of rvdoorn
4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this numerous times, finally decided to review it.
Look: golden bronze color with a nice frothy head.
Smell: passion fruits, grapefruits, yeast, hay and fresh hops
Taste: Grapefruits, pine and passion fruit up front, a beautiful balanced sharp bitterness in the end.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Nicely balanced
Overall: very drinkable IPA.

rvdoorn, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of JDizz
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

JDizz, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of geoperez
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

geoperez, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of bpierre
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

bpierre, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of yergermeister
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of urlare
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

urlare, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of jbertsch
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

jbertsch, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Synapstic
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Synapstic, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of rarbring
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is clouded amber, has a large off-white head taht settles slowly and a bit unevenly, leaves good lacing.

The smell is citric, bitter oranges, grape-fruit, peaches and melons. Some floral notes, grass, pine needles and resin.

Some toffee and brown bread initially, then grape-fruit peel, oranges, and a good grassy bitterness.

Medium carbonation, intense small bubbles, a good body and a long dry finish.

A fresh hop intense IPA.

rarbring, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from 2011 notes (forgot to put review on BA). Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy orange amber with massive, coarse two finger head that dissipates quickly, leaving lacing. Aroma of piney hops and light citrus fruit. Interesting resiny pine and dry bready flavor backed by light fruit and citrus. Semi-dry with a low malt presence. Nice herbal hop finish, somewhat dry and distinctive. Not as intense citrus a most american IPAs. This is quite unique in flavor. I usually like a good malt backbone in IPAs, which is lacking here, but the flavors are so interesting that I still really enjoyed this IPA. A reliably great brewery.

LiquidAmber, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color and poured with a thin off white head.
S: There are moderate aromas of grapefruit in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, there are strong flavors of grapefruit in the taste but only hints of accompanying bitterness from the hops. There are some hints of malty sweetness in the initial taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a light to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is extremely well balanced between the hops and malts. It’s very easy to drink compared to other beers in the style because it offers all of the aromas and flavors of citrus hops but without the associated bitterness.

metter98, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of CookstLiquor
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle. Whoa, there was a HUGE white, glass-filling foamy head that erupted from every pour. A bit ridiculous. Ah, but get a whiff, and it's all good. There's loads of exotic fruit hop notes. There's mango, melon and more--it's like fruit cocktail with hints of spice. The ample carbonation was refreshing and the aromatic hops were a bit more subdued on the palate. In fact, the finish, while bitter, dissipated quite nicely, so you're not left with an acrid bitterness. Quite a lovely beer and an interesting take on the American IPA.

CookstLiquor, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Caudalie
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a riedel magnum red wine glass, from a 330 ml bottle

A:Pours a pretty deep golden/orange color, with a thick and persistent head.

S: Wow, this is really intriguing, it reminds me of mango, peaches, and cooked/dry apricots. There's also a really nice white truffle smell, almost like stuff you get in overripe or botrytis attacked white grapes used for dessert wines. The beer shows similarities with the roussane grape based wines.

T: This is pretty good, quite balanced. Hops are not as aromatic as they were on the nose, but it's still pretty hoppy, with a great dry finish.

O: I really like it, with a smell reminiscent of american style IPAs, and a mouthfeel halfway between european and american style IPA. I'd smell that all day... Great buy

Caudalie, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of FLima
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy amber color with an abundant off-white head with good retention that goes till the end of the tasting.
Aroma of tropical fruits and citrus, hints of passion fruit.
Very well balanced beer, sweet malty flavor with a fruity and citric and bitter taste, presence of grapefruits and tangerine.
Medium to full body with a good carbonation and an effervescent sensation at start.
Had it their Op & Top first, which is also very good and then this, got even better! Excellent beer, difficult to say what to change.

FLima, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

AxlSkull, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

intoxabroad, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

zonker17, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

gnikola, Jan 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

razorsdescent, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Ty1607, Apr 25, 2014
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Vuur & Vlam from Brouwerij De Molen
86 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.