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RATINGS: 899   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2006
Bottle. Enjoyed during the first all grain brew day at my house. Big long lasting head, with a cloudy copper orange color. Lemon and spicy hops in the aroma. Crisp! Bitter flavor of strong lemon peal, spices (maybe it’s the “grains of paradise” that I taste, and definitely the coriander). And some light wood and sour hints. The malt is really just there as canvas for all the other spices and hops to play on. Big body. Heavy but dry. Not too bad, but not exactly as I remember it from the first “Noog fest”.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2006
Bottle - a HUGE rocky beige head that will NOT go away. Orange/amber body. Spicy with a good amount of hop bitterness and maybe a touch of sourness at the sides of my mouth. Soft mouthfeel. A very nice brew! Thanks to antzman for the trade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Bright orange but cloudy. Huge frothy white head of tight bubbles. Sporadic lacing. Aroma is fruity and spicy. The flavor is definitely well spiced with an abundant amount of what tasted like dried out, old hops; earthy. Funky and bone dry.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnsofistaCat (240) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2007 Over carbonated. Spicey with a lime sourness. I drank this a couple weeks ago and forgot to log it here. Will rate again. Holy crap this thing smelled like rotton eggs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2588) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Wow! Carbonation on top of carbonation! Massive head and a bottle that overflows with bubbly right after openeng. Color is a deep dark honey with quite a bit of suspended stuff floating around. Scents of yeast and spices that I haven’t quite figured out... a little soapy. Honey sweetness is definitely present, with bit of clean citrus in the background. Spices are strange in that the are detectable more right upon opnening and then very faintly in the finish, but I’ll be dipped if I can figure out what they are. Maybe some chamomille? Enjoyable, but a little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goblincat (394) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2006
The carbonation on my bottle was going nuts. I had to pour off at least 12oz to stop it from coming out of the top of the bottle. Pours orangish, with off-white head. Earthy spice and hops in the nose. Fairly smooth with tastes to match the nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
emptytankard (36) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2006
If a gueze was what they were after on this one then they succeeded. Low carbonation, musty yeasty palate with a definite pronounced dryness. While refreshing, I felt this brew lacked the complexity to garner such a high rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Hazy dark yellow color with big light tan head. Aroma is very musty, notes of honey, vinegar, oak, leather. Flavor is acidic, slightly malty, touch of honey and herbal hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4408) - Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle. Small off-white head that mostly diminished, transparent, no visible carbonation, and a golden hue. Nose was oranges, sweet, spicy, and some alcohol notes. Flavor was sweet, lightly bitter, dry, oranges, and to a point astringent. Tingly, fizzy palate. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Thanks Phil (Philip)! This beer has a very interesting and unique aroma and taste. The aroma consists of the fragrances: lime, hops, wheat, butter, citrus, and slight menthol notes. It is a cloudy bronze colored solution with a thick off-white head that fades leaving heavy lacing. This moderate bodied beer has a smooth and sweet disposition. The flavors of hops, pine, and lime can be detected. This beer exits the mouth leaving a lime/citrus taste lingering.

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