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Vuur & Vlam - Brouwerij De Molen

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86
very good

138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | 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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cjac

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-22-2012 01:56:47 | More by cjac
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-13-2013 15:39:44 | More by Nolen12
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-30-2014 16:13:23 | More by dcmchew
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-06-2013 05:09:29 | More by Budinetz
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benjaminkhlaw

Hong Kong

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-27-2014 12:32:47 | More by benjaminkhlaw
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muttyd

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured gently into a tulip glass yield a huge soapy/rocky off white head. As the head settles, it leaves suds all over the glass. Rather murky brew with some hints of sediment swirling around in the glass.

Despite having been bottled almost 7 months ago, this beer has a pretty impressive hoppy aroma; some pine, herbal tea, and citrus fruits. Sweet bready malts & slight alcohol notes follow the aromatic mix of hops. The flavor has a more piney/resiny hop character with a strong toffee/caramel malt backbone. Bitter grapefruit rind and spicy yeast character in the finish. Surprised that the alcohol (being only 6.2%) gives the warming feeling it does going down. Well carbonated and prickly on the tongue, this beer leaves a sticky/oily coating on your palate.

Being the first beer I have ever tried from De Molen, I am rather impressed. I will seek out this (and their other) beer in the future.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 23:24:04 | More by muttyd
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oberon

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle on 21 December 2010.Poured overflowing into a nonic a deeply hazed muddy orange,the head even at a gentle pour went flowing over the glass wich was annoying.The aromas are great with big Simcoe and Amarillo sharp hops being the main component,a sweet caramel base is there as well.The mouthfeel is a little light for my taste but it doesnt take to much away from a nice hop profile on the palate,citric and herbal hops overtop of a sweet biscuit dough base.Its a really good ipa,it could be great with a few tweaks.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 21:43:11 | More by oberon
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Pours pale amber with a large head.
Massive lychee hit in the aroma. Pretty much dominates. Graduall fades to let some peach and papaya through along with some spicy phenols and sweet, biscuity malt.
Biscuity and bready malt first up as flavours with a bold grapefruit and pine hop hit after. Some booze and Belgian phenols following, tripel-style.
Too much carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 01:00:52 | More by CrazyDavros
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great look, with a blinding white head that starts big and foamy and crackles very audibly to a thinner layer. The burnt-orange/rust color is just a shade soupier than your usual IPA. Overall this thing looks top-notch.

Smells American-ish, just one or two tiny twists away from something you could imagine Sierra Nevada brewing. And that twist could be some kind of hop variety that's not playing well with the others, or possibly the way these hops are combined in the recipe: Galena, Chinnok, Cascade (Sierra Nevada's go-to), Simcoe and Amarillo. Gives off a kind of nutty vibe, and it's quite the herbal smell, as well, reminding of various Asian spice mixes you cook Thai or Vietnamese cuisine with. A bit toasty, with a vibe of young/unripe oranges and tangerines. Certainly interesting, although slightly weird.

Same interesting hoppy profile in the taste as in the aroma. Something jutting out with nut-husk coarseness and a big, intense herbal layer. Cascade hops definitely make their presence known. Overall this is a beer with a big, aggressive flavor. On the drier side too, with a pronounced herbal bitterness in the finish that fades fairly quickly.

Clearly a European beer that's highly inspired by American IPAs, but this shouldn't be held up to the greats of the U.S. west coast. Rather, it should be approached as a twist on that whole deal. Pretty good stuff, but I'm still waiting to try a De Molen beer that's as good as Heaven & Hell. They totally nailed it there.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 23:40:22 | More by Metalmonk
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Maakun

Afghanistan

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle in Orval chalice. Pours a nice light amber with small head that leaves some big bubbles floating on top.

Smell: very light and fresh, citrus, hops and a very light yeast.

Taste: nice grapefruity IPA taste, good medium fruity bitterness are balanced with light roasted malts. Quite dry. Latr some more spices and other citrus fruits. Aftertase is mostly bitter.

Mouth: again quite light and fresh.

Overall this is a nice IPA style beer. I like fresh and drinkbable beers, so this fits me fine, though it tends slightly to the light and delicate side.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 23:52:32 | More by Maakun
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socon67

New York

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours orange with a thick creamy foam. There is an awesome amoutn of lacing ont he glass. Looks like some sediment swirling in the glass. Just a very inviting looking brew.

S - Scents of simcoe hops with notes of fresh apricot and citrus.

T - The fruity sweetness int he intial taste gives to a hoppy medley and ends with an astrigent bitterness. The finish is a little harsh, but overall a nice taste.

M - A strong IPA with a rugged finish. If you are okay with pungent bitterness this will drink well.

O - A great find amd glad to try this one. Recommended for those who like their IPA's bold.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2011 03:06:40 | More by socon67
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A horizontal tasting of the same recipe as interpreted by three different brewers. Take 1: De Molen. At the Farmers' Cabinet. Janlud there too.

A: The IPA is bright, a coppery orange color. A moderate-sized band of head comes along, white a snow.

S: The nose is grassy, possibly the hoppiest of the three. Citrus follows the grass, as does balancing caramel.

T: Pungently hoppy, the ale brings plenty of citrus with resiny pine adding an oily follow-up. Caramel malts, bready, are an adequate counterbalance to the hops. Semi-tropical, the IPA finishes with a grassy bluster. Yeast lends a sweeter presence that also aids in balancing the bitterness.

M: The hoppiest of the three, De Molen doesn't go easy on the bite. That being said, it's not a tastebud-scorcher. A strong take on an American IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2011 12:26:58 | More by akorsak
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spicelab

Australia

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Opaque murky brown. Not an attractive colour in the classical sense. Massive head slowly recedes leaving chunky turbulent looking foam kind of like what you see near river rapids. Gob loads of sediment just adds to the poohey charm. Cool.

Smells of caramelised sugars, fairy floss and sweet citrus, most notably mandarin.

Sweetness again dominates the taste. Lemon sherbet, pineapple and ripe melons. All shit I love, but the flavours seem to get confused or lost in a homogeneous, almost muddy flavour after a while.

High carbonation partially responsible for a slightly harsh and sizzly bitterness, which is a shame because otherwise I could guzzle a tonne of these.

Overall quite an addictive drop for me that I'd love to try fresh

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 10:40:06 | More by spicelab
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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy golden sunflower yellow, capped with a sudsy white foam. This looks like a Hefeweizen but smells like an APA, pleasantly hoppy, very floral and citric but not too assertive. Big on lemon and geranium, with mango, passion fruit, and grapefruit as well. Malts and yeast present as but an estery spectre of white wine.

The beer delivers much more malt when you taste it, but this is still a hoppy beer, from beginning to end. Toasted biscuits slathered with orange marmalade, pine resin, grapefruit, and pineapple, with a chewy, frothy feel. Juicy but dry and just a little bit like sucking on raw hop cones. Just a little. Nice beer – I'd happily drink this any day of the week, any week of the year.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 17:08:32 | More by soulgrowl
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BenTherHppedThat

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-20-2011 07:00:15 | More by BenTherHppedThat
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farundrpar

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-08-2012 12:23:06 | More by farundrpar
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jisak74


4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-02-2012 14:56:24 | More by jisak74
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A kick-ass find on draft at Beer Revolution in Cowtown - not a bad offering to christen (not an Easter reference) my 2000th review!

This beer appears a hazy golden medium amber hue, with one finger of tight foamy off-white head, which takes its sweet time melting away, eventually leaving a sparsely broken wall of painted lace around the glass.

It smells of grapefruit rind, mild bready caramel malt, and a soft pine resin essence. The taste is bitter blended citrus hops, caramel/vanilla malt, and some rank piney acerbic essences. More or less West Coast-ish, with a sight Mikkeller-esque Euro offset.

The bubbles are consistent, but none-too distracting, the body an ambivalent medium weight, and smooth without further outward intrusion. It finishes mostly dry, the hops turning kind of vegetal, retaining little of the citrus and pine that originally made me lust after this.

Not a bad IPA, but sort of middling, given the oomph generally required by the best in breed. Still glad I got a small pint, instead of a fifteen dollar bomber off the bottle-shop shelf.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2012 22:16:43 | More by biboergosum
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-23-2013 01:04:04 | More by BrazilianAussie
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Telestic

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-23-2011 06:40:02 | More by Telestic
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mitlinks

Switzerland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-03-2013 14:58:13 | More by mitlinks
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-21-2014 16:37:13 | More by vhmf1978
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coenbust

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-04-2013 23:18:36 | More by coenbust
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-10-2013 23:00:59 | More by bigred89
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brownish-orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a huge, creamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A heavy hops presence in the aroma, with some malt as well.

T: Tasted of hops (a fair amount), some citrus (a little grapefruit), malt, and an almost bready quality. This tasted more like an English IPA than an American, but it was still pretty tasty.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: I'm not going to say this is my favorite IPA ever, but it is solid and well made.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 13:09:23 | More by avalon07
Vuur & Vlam from Brouwerij De Molen
86 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.