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RATINGS: 871   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!


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 In short: A soft but complex brett and barrel marriage.
How: Botle 750ml, various vintages, various aging.
The look: cloudy dark golden body with a medium off-white head
In long: Super marriage of Brettanomyces and barrel. Extra-comfortable cushiony body. Some dried fruits, a few orange peels, a little woody caramel and a pinch of white pepper. Overall barnyard sensation. But it’s really the Brett and barrel that makes this beer. Despite being very bretty the Luciernaga doesn’t come with any of the sourness of other brett bombs (Bam Biere, Sanctification, etc.). Think Orval without the hops. This is a soft beer but what it lacks in intensity it more than makes up with complexity and originality. Drinking that thing makes me feel happier than a redneck in a sheep-fold.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1682) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2006
750ml bottle. Good aroma with decent spiceness surrounding it. Great appearance of a fluffy white head that stays and cloudy look. Great flavor that is well balanced and smooth but mild with no strong taste (which is fine). Great aftertaste that keeps me thirsty for more. I really enjoyed this brew and it has the quality to be year round. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours a cloudy neon yellow with a big white head. Aroma is yeasty and spicy with a lot of different fruits - peaches, bananas, some citrus, even an ambrosia-like aroma. In the tasting, the sweet fruit notes fade into the background as the spiciness takes over. A nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Bottle. Pours hazy golden amber with fizzy off white head. Aroma is musty, funky, and sour. Flavor is spices, bleu cheese, wheat, rye. This is sort of like a gueuze, but less harsh. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Hazy light orange in appearance with a nice white head. The nose is all about potpourri spiced apple cider, strong, complex and layered. Very pleasant and I don’t even like apple cider. The carbonation and acid are a bit much IMO. The flavor is a bit strange, I think this beer might be off. It has a funky bitterness to it, reminiscent of stale hops, that dominates everything else going on. Will try again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Sour aroma (J.P. Suuuure does love themselves some Brettanomyces), pours a lovely golden color. First sip is vinegar with bittering hops. Smooth, refreshing pale ale underneath. Although the Brett is not in your face like some of the other J.P. beers, it is still there. This was pretty good. Although I can tolerate sour beers better these days, I still dont care for them, and I dont see myself liking this style anytime too soon. I still say beer should taste like beer, not vinegar.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2006
25.4 oz bottle. Amber honey with a slight haze. Thin layer of white foam. Spicy apple nose; cedar, lemon and faint barnyard. Peppery pears poached in coriander with a light tartness. Tangy carb with a pillowy body. Mmmm ... nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (951) - USA - OCT 12, 2006
Cloudy amber with a large white head which lingers. Aroma is fruity with spice and light hops. Flavor is tart with strong spices coming through without being overpowering. More spices present in the aftertaste. Pleasant, light and refreshing while remaining very interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
750 ml bottle thanks to jrob_21. Very fruity aromas off this pale yellow body with a bright white head that lasted a very long time. Flavors were tart and fruity as well fading nicely into a nice hoppy bitterness. Not Bad

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Bottle. Beer pours orange/brown, cloudy, large to medium head the dissipates to rocky off white. Aroma is fruity, sour, spice, and some wood. Flavor is spiced and tart, but not overwhelming. Lots of spices. Definitely peppery and some corriander in the very dry finish, some cinnamon or ginger peeks out. Good carbonation, nice and spicy in the back of my throat. This is crisp and fair light body. #200!!


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