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Vuur & Vlam - Brouwerij De Molen

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BA SCORE
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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Brabander

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Hong Kong

3/5  rDev -22.1%

11-17-2013 08:04:03 | More by Sorachi
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tmzl

Slovenia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-01-2013 00:10:20 | More by tmzl
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-02-2013 14:17:14 | More by NorthSideSean
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SanFranJake

California

4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 18:44:33 | More by SanFranJake
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bouncepass

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-23-2013 05:24:16 | More by bouncepass
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 04:09:04 | More by LiquidAmber
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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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bpierre

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

07-18-2013 14:06:59 | More by bpierre
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-15-2013 20:56:20 | More by mattsander
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kbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-22-2013 09:03:42 | More by Kirk
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Belarus

4.96/5  rDev +28.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 20:16:17 | More by Alex-by
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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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DoubleJ

California

4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 04:52:55 | More by DoubleJ
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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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TheBadger0289

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-11-2013 01:15:53 | More by TheBadger0289
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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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coenbust

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-06-2013 23:10:24 | More by Harkrank
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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
Vuur & Vlam from Brouwerij De Molen
86 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.