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Vuur & Vlam - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
86
very good

147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

benjaminkhlaw, Mar 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

vermilcj, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Hayley_86, Feb 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

geoperez, Feb 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Synapstic, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

gnikola, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ncaudle, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Brabander, Nov 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Sorachi, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

tmzl, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

NorthSideSean, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of SanFranJake
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

SanFranJake, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

bouncepass, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
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
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

safaricook, Jul 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

bpierre, Jul 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

mattsander, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

kbrown, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

jwat, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Kirk, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

bigred89, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Budinetz
2.6/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brewed on 11/19/2010
Bottled on 12/21/2010
Bottle number 1440.

BottleStates that this beer will be good for 5 years if kept in a cool dark place. Beer was stored for 4.5 years in a cool dark place with temperature control.

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

Pours a cloudy amber color with a white head that dissipates quickly. Some sediment noted even with a steady, careful pour.

Smells of port wine, Madeira, fresh raison, figs. Definitely oxidized along the way dispute the correct storage. I had this years ago and it was super hoppy. I get none of that now, just oxidation.

Tastes of port, Madeira, oxidized beer, disappointment. Definitely tastes oxidized. Again I had this beer 2 years ago and it was hoppy as fuck and delicious. Although is says 5 years, this is one you may want to drink sooner. Perhaps the retail store stored it improperly. Anyhow...taste is awful if we are looking at an American IPA...otherwise it has a grassy, earthy, funky flavor of oxidized beer.


Mouthfeel is lame...just lame.

Overall if you are having this fresh then it's prolly awesome. Otherwise it's gonna suck oxidized...but it's a learning experience either way so fuck it!!!


Cheers!

Budinetz, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Alex-by
4.96/5  rDev +30.2%
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
Vuur & Vlam from Brouwerij De Molen
86 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.