pours a lovely copper-amber colour, and the dry-hopping presents an inviting bouquet of tropical fruit aromas.
The beer is less hoppy than maybe expected, with the caramel malt body offsetting some of the hop bitterness. Fruit flavours aplenty with grapefruit, melon, pineapple, apricot, and also a piney note.
Balance is the word for this beer, being a perfect marriage of fruit and malt sweetness with hop bitterness.
History of the Beer: Brouwerij De Molen in the Netherlands holds an annual beer fest (Borefts), where they invite their favourite brewers. For the 2nd festival, he asked brewers to brew an interpretation of his Vuur & Vlam beer; and this is Struise’s.