Vuur & Vlam - Brouwerij De Molen
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4.96/5 rDev +29.2%
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.
05-21-2013 20:16:17 | More by Alex-by
4.53/5 rDev +18%
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.
07-21-2011 05:58:46 | More by RuudJH
4.53/5 rDev +18%
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.
06-03-2011 21:49:22 | More by rvdoorn
4.43/5 rDev +15.4%
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.
04-11-2011 16:28:31 | More by rarbring
4.4/5 rDev +14.6%
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.
09-07-2013 04:09:04 | More by LiquidAmber
4.3/5 rDev +12%
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.
08-14-2011 12:52:38 | More by metter98
British Columbia (Canada)
4.3/5 rDev +12%
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.
07-09-2012 22:16:22 | More by CookstLiquor
4.28/5 rDev +11.5%
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
02-25-2012 02:03:45 | More by Caudalie
4.28/5 rDev +11.5%
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.
01-13-2013 00:52:17 | More by FLima
4.25/5 rDev +10.7%
750ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 3/4/12
A hazy golden orange, massive half glass of bone white foam retains well ending up as a loose soapy foam that leaves a few chunks of lace
S grapefruit and mango with some floral aspect, lavender perhaps? I get some sauv blanc vinous notes with some "cat's pee on a gooseberry bush" but its much better then it sounds. I want to say pine but it might be spruce with a little tangerine and passion fruit with very faint smoke from the chinook I'd guess, the perfect American IPA from across the pond
T still tropical but harder to distinguish the individual notes in the nose, everything sorta blends into a mellow balance of malty caramel and citric hops, tastes great but as good as it is, it has nothing on the nose
M much like the other De Molen brews I've tried this one has more bubbles then desired, my only complaint in this department
O great IPA with a focus on aroma, other then a little foam in the mouth this one is well above the norm
not sure why I'm above the average with this one because I'd assume everyone would love it, the smell alone had me at hello. The 13$ question finally comes into the equation and perhaps is my best answer, as much as I love this beer for an IPA (no "D" in front) its expensive considering the 6.2%.
04-04-2012 07:30:32 | More by wordemupg
Vuur & Vlam from Brouwerij De Molen
86 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.