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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Firefly Amber Ale has been a staple in our brewpub for the past 5 years. After 4 years of brewing our beloved amber, I decided to change things up a bit and double the recipe. Twice the amount of malt and hops went in to our kettles and created something fantastic, something SuperFly! To take this new creation to the next level we allowed it to age inside brandy barrels for 8 months. Big notes of biscuit, caramel, toffee, and tantalizing brandy character that contributed fruity complexities and hints of American oak. Pair with stinky cheeses, bread pudding, and beef burgundy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at RBWG, courtesy of someone. Pours a brown color with white head. Fake toy plastic, tangy, tart fruity flavors. Ehh, pass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
22oz bottle, shared by bzake17. 2011 bottle, bottle 127 of 341. Mostly clear amber orange color, kinda darker. Minimal head. So... You can tell this is sour from the nose alone. But its not unpleasant from the smell, so far. Lactic sour. Taste is kind of bad though. Taste is sour in a bad way, doesnt work well with the aroma. You get a lot of caramel malts, toffee. And then sour. Doesnt work. Light hints of apple brandy wood, that are not pleasant with the sourness. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Longer brandy barrel aftertaste, not bad in the finish. Interesting stuff. I bet it was way different and way better fresh, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
thanks to StFun for sending this to me, shared with my local tasting group at the Gingerman, May .. . . pours a deep amber .. mild headring, mild lacing .. . a bit warm .. . quite a dry beer .. . wood, tartness, and caramel .. . a unique beer .. . . Hey girl, you looking for a stud? Cuz Ive got the STD and all I need is U.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
20th November 2011
Hazy amber brown beer, short lived off white head. Fairly dry palate with moderate carbonation. Sweet dry malt. Dried fruits. A little wood and sweet brandy. Dry finish. All right but I was hoping for something a lot more substantial and structured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9121) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Had on draft fresh and in the bottle various times. The rating takes all into consideration. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is sweet caramel, vanilla, big barrel notes, and fruity. The flavor is more sweet caramel malts, brandy, wood, vanilla, apricots and other fruits. The problem is the sweetness and the flavors dont all work together. Fresh this was much better and it seemed to come apart in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Huhzubendah (3542) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad. The beer appears amber to orange in color, with a thin, wispy head that leaves only sparse lacing on the snifter. The aroma offers oak, wine, tannins, grapes. The flavor is odd and not at all what I expected. Like tannic grape juice, with overabundant barrel character. Really out of kilter, and unrecognizable as a porter. The beer is very smooth on the palate, with low carbonation. Overall, fun to try, but not a repeat. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-04-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Poured from 22 oz. poured murky brown with just a bit of beige head. Aroma is fairly nonexistent with hints of dried fruit. Taste follows the nose unfortunately. Not much here. A little fig and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
(22oz bomber during RBWG) cloudy amber with a few bubbles Nose of caramel, raspberry, vanilla, and manure. Taste of berry, caramel, vanilla, alcohol, medium body, nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MotherBrother (921) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2012
Pour murky deep orange, with a small white head. Aroma is a bit perfumed and it smells a bit like fart. Also some caramel, wood, dark fruits and brandy comes through. The taste is rather sweet, with some bitter notes as well. Medium bodied, with a semi-flat carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUN 28, 2012
22 oz bomber. Hazy caramel color, small white head. Aroma is very perfumy and soapy, smells a bit like toilet cleaner, some strong brandy notes, gooseberries. Not exactly unpleasant, but nuttier than a snickers. Taste is lightly sour, some brandy taste, alcohol notes, dry mouthfeel. Very weird sourness, dry wood tannins. Funny stuff, couldn't drink more than one glass.

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