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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2007
Cloudy dark amber-oangeish hue, with a thick beige head, leaving laces, yeasty, fruity nose, with a hint of wild yeast brettanomynces, a flowery hop leafiness accent, toasted malt, faint coriander spiciness and a citrusy note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, juicy floral hop character, with a brettanomynces accent, some leafy, grassy and piney notes, a citrus fruit, dry wineyness, subtle coriander spiciness, leading towards a sweet mild tartness, hop bittering finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Tons of green apple flavor. I don’t know if this is a flaw in the batch or if it’s supposed to taste like this. It’s definitely not unpleasant. Some pear and white grape are certainly there as well. Corriander. Very wet mouthfeel, but a dry finish. Big complexity. A little sour and a little tart. Fresh and crisp. The true strength of a JP beer is the freshness and this delivers. Hard to pinpoint flavors, but very complex. Not quite funky, but just a nice sourness. What a great beer. Really beyond my ability to describe it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 750ml, thanks to holdenn for this, pours cloudy amber with fluffy white head. nose is really bretty and funky, lots of oak, vanilla, and subtle coriander. flavor has really nice brett, vanilla, coriander, lemon, and white grapes. finish is very dry. mouthfeel is full and creamy. this is a delicious beer. 4.1.

8/31/09, ’07 bottle aged 2 years. this was divine. a greatly balanced yet beautifully bretted out version of this brew. lots of vanilla and oak with funky chesse notes and white wine notes. dry finish that’s slightly finish. wow awesome stuff and this ain’t getting better with more age. 4.2.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3545) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle - 750ml. Light amber body with low carbonation and a lasting off-white foamy head. Sharp hoppy aroma that carries herbal and fruity (mainly grapefruit) notes. Very well balanced hoppy taste that ends with a long bitter/sour finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Clear orange/amber with a huge head. Lots of lacing as the head turns rocky. Aroma of Belgian yeast, peppery spices, coriander, sweet fruit and oak. Tang of fruit in the taste. Moderately sweet, moderately sour and lightly bitter. Light to medium body. Complex, and very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2749) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2007
Bouteille de 750 ml, bu à Dieu du Ciel. Blonde dorée pale, petit collet. arome légé d’houblon avec des notes intéressantes de gingembre, de coriande et d’agrumes. Goût légé et plaisant d’houblon épicé aves un soupson d’agrumes, finission sec.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Sampled at the O-Town throwdown. Pours hazy orange to copper with nice off white head. The aroma is mostly tart. The flavor attacks my taste buds with tart sourness that tails into some tart citrus notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Nearly clear dull orange with a firm white head. Clear enough to see the other side of the glass, Has a gem like quality to the look of it. Tart and spicy with noticable citrus. Smells like a Saison. Sour, slightly astringent, puckering and dry. Finishes bitter. Quite bold in flavor but still balaced nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxxDaddy (415) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Poured a light, cloudy orange with ample head. The aroma was full of citrus, coriander, and some yeast funkiness. The taste was pretty interesting, in that it was dominated by citrus and pepper; quite the combination. It finished pretty dry and citrusy. I shared this with some friends and we weren’t really sure what to think. It’s certainly quite different than any beer I had previously tasted and I enjoyed it for what it was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Pours a hazy golden orange with a very thin light white head. Some acidic tannins mixed with light citrus show up in the nose in true JP form. Taste is somewhat spicy and sour mixed together. I get some sweet malts, lemons, and yeast blended together to form the main character of this brew. Ive been wanting to try this one for a long time and it didnt disappoint. i liked it.

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