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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
bottle. pours a hazy orange body with a medium-sized creamy white head. the aroma is spicy, bready, cheesy, and has notes of green apples. earthy body with dusty fruit flavours. interesting yeasty funk character. awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
Thanks for sharing DrJay! Pours a hazy amber body with a great frothed up white head, that’s lacing like none other. Spices hit the nose forthwith, and are followed by sour sweaty grapes. Estery and floral, with pickle brine. Taste of dill pickles, sour white grapes, yeasty and spices in the mouth. Great finish of a fine wine, slight puckering sensation. Sour flavours in the finish. Wow, this is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2009 Aroma is funky and spicy with a soft sweaty (not musty) tinge..like a woman’s sweat not sharp, greasy man sweat. Pour was the most Belgian-like I have ever seen from an American made Belgian style. The look of Belgian ales when being poured have always had an appeal to me so that alone earn points. Pale amber color with a frothed up, two finger thick, creamy, lasting white head. Fore is very herbal and spicy with lots of mashed vegetable/herb notes. Almost has a stewed zucchini flavor to it. There are some sweeter soft fruits beneath, but the spices and herbal notes dominate. Lot of funky, overripe flavors in the finish. There is so much going on here and yet it still stays soft and fun to drink. A very interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Beautiful billowy cream colored head, settling in lumpy-cloudy tops, and trailing lace down the glass. Slighty cloudy light orange. Cedar, and wool aromas--lots of interesting and spicy funk, but still somehow all part of a clean, cohesive whole. Dry, soft, lighty tart flavor. An impressive and very different beer. Thanks Hezron for sharing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Very nice and a bit herbal. Not hoppy. It’s remarkable that a U.S. brewery could pull off so realistic a Belgian clone - very legit!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Grassy, perfumy aroma. Hints of banana and coriander. Not terribly hoppy. Couldn’t identify them, but there were several peppery-like spices hiding in the finish. My expectations were a little too high for this given the four others I had at the GTMW. Would try it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2006
750ml. bottle at the Spuyten Duyvil. Hazy amber color with a huge off white head. Funky, brett-like aroma with some banana, coriander and a touch of hops. Spicy, yeasty flavor with banana, coriander, pepper and a nice dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrideOfFrankenkitty (44) - Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2006
It was a cloudy orangy-brown with a creamy head. It’s a bit dark to taste this light. Still, all in all, I would buy it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2006
750 ml bottle. Poured a clear medium orange with about a finger of creamy beige head. Lil’ bubbles rose during the entire drink. Nose was chock fulla well-placed and well-summed subtleties... funky Brett, bready maltage, oak, lemon zest, freshly-cut pears, and spices. Tingly mouthfeel with high carbonation making the flavors dance around the palate... a little light in the middle, but the finish is heavier with lots of spices, mild bitterness, and citrus sours... Great finish! Flavors were of funky, cobwebby yeast, coriander, and roasted oak for the first half, followed by lemons, oranges, apples, and more yeast at the back end. No element dominated, and the balance was superb. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2006
750ml - 2005 - Aroma is funky yeast, subtle hops, and coriander. Very much like a saison. Pours a cloudy orange-brown with a nice think head and great lacing. Flavor is is sweet and spicy. Still yeasty and funky with a bit of citrus zest in the finish. A carbonated and sticky palate keeps the flavor lingering. A great brew.

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