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Vuur & Vlam - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
86
very good

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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rtepiak

Poland

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a deep american ipa with a quality range of palate and bittering. Nice yellow orange with a lacy head. Hints of belgian sweetness that is well backed with grassy pine. Sweetened pineapple, lemon notes, and the vietnamese triple green of cilantro, mint and chinese basil bittering. Clear a great beer for the rich side of vietnamese food.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2011 19:30:25 | More by rtepiak
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-15-2012 21:08:19 | More by bostonryan
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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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samEBC

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-10-2012 17:05:38 | More by samEBC
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Brabander

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-19-2013 21:54:38 | More by Brabander
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-03-2013 16:35:56 | More by jklecko2
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-21-2013 11:31:03 | More by captainbearcat
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-28-2013 11:09:48 | More by safaricook
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-06-2013 00:50:48 | More by jwat
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-11-2014 02:46:35 | More by erialbill
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TasteTester

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-03-2012 00:59:24 | More by TasteTester
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-30-2012 23:04:56 | More by jbertsch
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djtomain

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-08-2012 19:01:50 | More by djtomain
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle with freshness date. Poured into a wine glass. Produced a rather impressive crowning white head with amazing retention, great lacing. Colour is a honey brown. Stunning.

Smell has a bitting citrus fruitiness. Lots of grapefruit peel, some astringent sourness. Some biscuity malt. Pretty intense citrus, close to something like grapefruit pledge, except with a nice honey malt undertone.Very fragrant and interesting.

Taste follows the nose, earthy, leather, mouth-pluckering grapefruit and slight pine needles. Foam is mildly herbal hop bitterness. A light oiliness and honey holds it together, more perceptible yeast. Bitterness probably could use more malt to back it up, a fair bit of sour citrus is a dominent. More balanced to the end, finishes dry and oily hopped.

Mouthfeel is moderate, nice and refreshing, though slightly watery, carbonation is moderate. Quite frothy, a bit of alcohol spice on the end.

Probably the most impressive head and retention I've come across on an IPA. This is certainly an interesting and different IPA. I enjoyed it, a bit dominated by the hops, but it takes a slightly different approach from most American brews, more yeasty I find. De Molen has produced another quality offering, worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 17:48:30 | More by mick303
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up three 750ml bottles (corked and caged) from De Bier Koning in Amsterdam, by recommendation from the shop keep after asking for a good American style IPA, and poured it into a stemmed tulip glass.

On the Bottle:
Bittered with Galena
Chinook, Cascade, Simcoe and Amarillo late hops
Dry hopped with Cascade
42 EBUs

A: Pours a hazy and unfiltered blond/brownish hue with a thick creamy head, leaving massive amounts of lacing in its tracks. Very chunky sediment in all three 750's I purchased - a bit too much for my liking which is why I gave it a 3.5 in appearance.

S: Big piney hops, citrus notes, unique yeast smell, sweet and sugary with toasted malts in the mix as well.

T: Big cascade blast up front, citrus bight, very buttery and nutty, roasted malts, sweet candy sugar flavors and for some reason there's a slight Oud Bruin flavor in there that I thought might just be me, but when I shared one with my brother this past Thanksgiving, he tasted the same flavor - it's very faint but adds a nice dimension to the overall flavor.

M: Medium bodied, sticky and creamy with a good amount of carbonation.

D: Very drinkable and tasty, but man those chunks floating towards the bottom of my glass geek me out. I'd like to see this cleaned up a bit, but otherwise great take on a style that is often misinterpreted overseas.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 19:49:28 | More by DeanMoriarty
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Mattias

Sweden

4/5  rDev +3.9%

02-02-2013 15:49:12 | More by Mattias
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kbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2013 01:22:00 | More by kbrown
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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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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-15-2013 20:20:46 | More by mtbdonn
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-15-2012 23:53:47 | More by rekel
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the beer store at the De Molen Brewery. Hazy amber-copper pour with huge three finger head, with great retention and lacing. Really complex and unique floral, perfumey, citrus, nose with hints of ginger, peaches, pineapple, apples, and pine with a touch of soap. As it warms, a solid caramel maltiness emerges. The taste is just as complex and just as bold. Great fresh hoppiness with a nice solid caramel backbone. Loads of bitter pine and grapefruit nicely complemented by the sweet malt. Also getting ginger and a touch of cinnamon along with a little soapiness. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy but creamy and smooth as well with a great tangy finish. Vuur & Vlam literally translates to Fire & Flame, which aptly describes this great offering from De Molen.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 13:55:37 | More by beerdrifter
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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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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 21:49:22 | More by rvdoorn
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-18-2012 13:35:38 | More by yergermeister
Vuur & Vlam from Brouwerij De Molen
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