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RATINGS: 894   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
The Firefly, an artisan pale ale brewed in the Grand Cru tradition. Enjoy its golden effervescence and gentle hop aroma. Coriander and Grains of Paradise round out the spicy palate, melting o so softly into a silken finish of hoppiness and bliss! Make any season a celebration!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1537) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Appearance: very light yellow, hazy, with a fluffy meringue-like white head and a good bunch of lacing. Aroma: sour and tart aroma of lemon and apple cider vinegar, with a touch of coriander and honey. Taste: crisp saltine crackers, aspirin, white pepper, lemongrass, stone fruit, honeydew melon, light yeasty funk. Finish: dry, with a zingy minerality and light crackery malt note. Notes: Smells like it should be a sour beer, tastes like a hybrid saison and light belgian blonde. As usual from this brewery, it’s a very interesting beer. Drinkable palate. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2186) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Cloudy gold pour with a tall, chunky off white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is full of fruity and spicy yeast, a little bread, citrus and spicy hops, a little stone fruit and a little wet basement. Flavor is very citrusy up front with a little stone fruit, a short pause leads to light bready notes, lots of peppery and citrusy spice, floury grain, light funk, a hint of tartness and spicy and citrus hops to the finish. Surprisingly creamy and smooth entry, fairly heavy and blanketing carbonation and off dry and slightly acidic in the finish. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1575) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a very slight haze, and a nice small bead white head. Sour wild yeast aroma. Sour taste dominates the sweet pale malt and yeasty flavors, but is well balanced and enjoyable. This is a very good sour!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Has coriander grapefruit aroma and a grapefruit flavor with a slight fizz that goes long with just a touch of happiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2763) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
On tap at JL Beers, Grand Forks. Effervescent with a nice touch of sourness, kind of reminded me a of nice saison or farmhouse ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2341) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
This was delicious. Nice Belgian candy aromas and flavors and that trademark sour tang from jolly pumpkin really good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 28, 2014
Draft. Pours a cloudy orange color. Aroma is spices and yeast. Taste has a sourness to it along with some fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5524) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Pint at Global Brew O’Fallon. $10 for the beer. This had a nice frothy shaving cream foam. A sweet fruity and slightly funky aroma. The first sip is brett and it is only slightly funky, somehow. The brett is very clean here but finished plastic like. Some spiciness with nice fruit and sweetness and that coriander does nice things here. This is nice and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1220) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Draft at lures, pours light pale golden with big head. Aroma is Belgian yeast spice, clove. Taste is nice mellow spices with a spicy and hoppy dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from CBX. Hazy deep golden pour with a large rocky white head that stick arounds. Funky yeast aroma, barnyard, wheat, lemons and grapefruit, spices, herbs and a hint of hops. Enter with a light pale malt sweetness fading in yeast funkiness, lemons and citrus, and then a big herbal spice drying out the back end. Layered palate depth with lively carbonation. Good stuff.

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