Vuur & Vlam | Brouwerij De Molen

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Molen
Netherlands
brouwerijdemolen.nl

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wl0307 on 10-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
211
Reviews:
73
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Everydayoff
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a snifter at Hair of the Dog, Bangkok.

Hazy deep copper amber hue, it comes with thick creamy off-white head that stands with good retention before slowly sinking to a long-lasting bubble film atop and leaving plenty of sticky lacing patch.

Mild fruity hop in a nose, citrus, tropical, ripe mango, as well as floral and grass. Malt is a good complement with its biscuit, candy, and sweet caramel.

The taste is quite balance between biscuit, candy, and caramel malt as a base of the flavor structure in order to support hop that provides notes of tropical, citrus, floral, grass, and moderate bitter end.

Medium body with some good crisp and moderate carbonation, smooth through the mouthfeel, the feeling is refreshing with a dry finish.

Pretty good showcase of balance IPA, hop and malt are harmoniously presented in good order.

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Photo of lhwjanssen
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of migleskun
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nightgardener
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andpit
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Luka
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of amano_h
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Brouwcafe de Molen (Bodegraven, NL)

S: Floral. Peristently grassy. Grapefuit zest. Resinous pine. Light tropical fruit. Slight booze. Some phenol.

T: Zesty citrus. Resinous pine. Herbs. Biscuits. Bready malts. Dry-ish finish.

M: Medium-light bodied. Tongue-tickling carbonation. Some heat. Spritzy. Refreshing.

O: de Molen's flagship "Fire and Flame" IPA. This one definitely needs some time to warm up for some of the undesirables (phenol, malty sweetness) aromas to fade away, but is otherwise a no-nonsense pine/resin-forward American IPA. The bitterness hits you hard at first, but the nice malt backbone extinguishes that fire, just leaving behind a warming sensation at the back of your throat. Maybe that's why it's named "Fire and Flame."

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Photo of parpalapelix
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rex_4539
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Hazy amber/red color, one finger off white head, very good lacing, lots of carbonation.

S: Hops, malts, biscuit.

T: Hoppy, malty, biscuity. Bitter and malty aftertaste.

F: Very good carbonation pushes flavors to palate. Very drinkable.

O: Nice IPA from De Molen. Would gladly have it again.

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Photo of tottel
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle. Dark orange, hazy, with a white head that leaves behind a creamy lacing. Dank, with notes of grapefruit, orange, green tropical fruit and caramel. Bitter and refreshing.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Golden bodied and huge foaming white head
Big citra aroma with sherbert
Citrus slight grapefruit and a clash of creaminess and bitterness on the finish
Nice low key carb
Great beer

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Photo of DominiqueR
4.99/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of clarknova
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank in In De Wildman, poured to a teku glass.

A: The head is white to beige and three finger thick. The body is coppery, brownish with some yellowy hues.
S: The aroma profile is more resinous and a bit citric, but really soft.
T: The profile again is very resinous and with a soft thingy for citrus.
M: The bitterness is great and it leaves the mouth pretty dry in the back. Medium to high body.
O: My first De Molen, passed with distinction! Eager to try them all!

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Photo of 123321123321
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good ipa, nice hops in there. Loved it!

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Photo of Bpayne88
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BellsFan
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Calvarro
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of randomNBGD
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zet
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Now that's a good head of foam: thick, fluffy and staying the entire drink, while leaving lacing on the glassware. Orange amber colour with haze. Nice smell of flowers, citric and resin. These flavours continue in the taste, where there is also caramel and dark fruit present. Good beer, though not a true IPA; more like IPA meets dubbel. Just like the label says: IPA-ish. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Magery
3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.87 out of 5 based on 211 ratings.
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