Vuur & Vlam - Brouwerij De Molen
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4.11/5 rDev +7%
Found at a random place, Baguetteria del Fico, by the Pantheon in Rome. It was 80+ and I wanted an IPA that I hadn't had before and this is what the owner seggested.
Poured from a very cold bottle into a plastic teku glass. I wanted a cold beer an wasn't going to bitch.
First glance was great. A light golden hue with a finger, maybe two, of foam which slowly faded.
Amazing floral aroma which stayed as long as the beer. The wife, who has a nose like a bloodhound, LOVED the scents coming from this, as did I.
While I'd stop short of calling this amazing, it's a damn good IPA that was not expected since a) I wasn't looking for a craft beer bar and b) didn't know De Molen made a great IPA.
Not sure if this is distro'd in the US, but if so, definately give it a go.
09-23-2013 18:44:33 | More by SanFranJake
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
4.96/5 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
4.08/5 rDev +6.3%
A fresh bottle served at 't Proeflokaal in Delft and served in its own glass. On to the beer:
Looking toasted orange in color and topped with a small head from the pour. Thinn strings of lace ring around the glass as the beergoes down. A pleasant hoppy aroma shows that De Molen not only did their homework, but excecuted the brewing process well. Ripe grapefruit aromas escape and are paired with mango, burnt sugar, and a tease of tea.
Bringing the congas would be one of the few ways to make this beer more tropical. Already, the beer is full of a tropcial fruitiness, highlighted by sweet grapefruit and pineapple. The malt is not to be overshadowed, carrying with it toasted caramel and burnt sugar. The medium body is just right, but with very low carbonation, this already good Dutch IPA may have missed a chance to jump to an even higher level.
05-17-2013 04:52:55 | More by DoubleJ
Vuur & Vlam from Brouwerij De Molen
86 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.