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RATINGS: 872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1060) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
One of their best. Strong Belgian spice and yeast aroma. Light golden color with bubbles and average white fizzy head. Light fluid palate with strong carbonation and crispness. Slight Pickering on the back end. Complex blend of flavors with spiciness, fruit esters and yeast. This also had a sour beer essence that was a nice touch. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (778) - Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours orange in color with only the slightest haze, a huge meringue like white head and good lacing. Aroma of tart apples and oak with some spices and a hint of bubble gum. Taste has an ever so slight tart funkiness along with peach and pear fruitiness. Some oak flavor and bread crust along with the spicing from the grains of paradise and coriander that comes in moderately strong at the end. Finishes dry with lingering spices. Medium bodied with a medium high carbonation. The flavors worked well together and in balance helping to make the beer easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2014
750ml bottle (BierKompass.de) Batch 802/804 Bottled 5-20-2011
Orval-like aroma - just love that! Taste is pure peach - love that too. Hazy peach colour, persistent small head. Crisp palate, but still soft in the mouth. Beatifully aged, love the peachy aspects in the retronasals. Very light, very drinkable. A sour pale ale done with respect for time and moderation, like Orval. A classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1707) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
UPDATED: APR 9, 2014 Date: 2014-01-26. Rate: 8+3+8+3+17=39. Slow gushing bottle. Pours unclear orange with a large frothy off white head. Citrus, fruit, light brett and wood in the nose. Taste starts off pretty soft but gets more full with the coriander being noticeable. Also lots of citrus notes, grass, pepper, light coriander and lingering brett and wood in the finish. Medium body, oily/watery texture, medium carbonation, light bitter and dry finish. High drinkability but also complex.

Had one again. This one does not sit for long in my fridge. Slow gusher with same appearance and taste notes as before. I was not wrong. I really like this, but the carbonation is a bit too high. It kind of fills the mouth making it difficult to pour down as fast as I would like to. Letting it sit for a while after opening tones the carbonation down a bit, and it also opens a bit more on the flavour. Åh, Luci.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (5005) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
Draft - Vintage 2010 - Soapy and herbal. Clear gold with a thi white head. Tastes very flat with some sweet herbs and grass. Funky and easy drinking, but being flat leaves a bit to be desired.x

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3712) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2014
750 ml. bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, and spice. Taste is fruit, funk, spice. bread, and floral. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Bomber. Hazy straw gold with a frothy white cap that settles into a rocky blanket. Aroma of yeast, cheese, straw, lemon, orange, and a hint of "body odour". Taste is sweet and tart/bitter. Long bitter finish. High carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlainG (1349) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
Un liquide orangé et limpide, ayant une mousse digne, soyeuse, qui persiste et qui laisse une belle dentelle au verre. La levure sauvage semble très civilisée et nous dit un beau "Bonjour!" dès qu’elle en a l’occasion. Ensuite, des effluves boisées, des arômes fruités et des parfums moindrement épicés se bousculent pour charmer notre nez. Un côté mentholé, ou encore d’eucalyptus avait échappé à mon attention. Ses saveurs sont fidèles aux senteurs. Une texture soyeuse et veloutée avec un aspect acidulé complètent le portrait gustatif. Batch 1092/1096 Embouteillée le 13 juin 2012 (934-221213)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
bottle, shared with Ian and others. Hazy golden body topped by a lively white head. Scant early lace. Lightly spicy aroma, faint funk. Biscuity malts with spicy yeast character, light hay, light funk. Dry finish, modestly bitter. I’m not certain whether the faint funkiness is deliberate, or an expression of the age on this bottle (14 months, stored at 4 degrees), but it was a very pleasant drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (2202) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2013
750ml bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Pours hazy dark gold, with some white head. Poor head retention, some lacing. Tart, grapy aromas. medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Taste is fruity, some citrusy, gapy, subtle tart. Sweet aftertaste.

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