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RATINGS: 905   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Hazy gold, thick rocky off white head. Complex nose of funky farmhouse, lemon, earth, and must, with very light touches of vanilla and pepper. Flavor is citrusy (lemon) up front, barnyard, and touches of wood. It’s tart and dry throughout, with a late hop bitterness that brings it full circle. Medium bodied, pillow soft carbonation, lemony, soft pepper-like finish. JP seems to do no wrong in my book. Thanks for sharing hopscotch. Very nice...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
An unclear orange beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet spicy combined with notes of oranges. The flavor is sweet spicy - especially coriander, but also with fruity notes of oranges, leading to a dry end. A rather average Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Cloudy yellow-orange body. Warm citrus nose, orange and lemon zests. Unremarkable mouthfeel with a spice citurs flavour. Similar to mulling spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10017) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
An Americanized barnyard seasonal. Barnyard and maltiness and spices aroma. Lots of head all the time. Very drinkable. Grainy medium mouthfeel, with a bit of bitter astringent sourness in mid-sip. Got more malt than spices, some pepper, vanilla, lemon,coriander, apple . Thanks Dr. Jay

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Bottle... Murky, golden ale with a mid-sized, rocky, off-white head. Great retention. Flemish, earthy aroma with notes of lemon, white pepper, must and canvas. The flavor is lightly Flemish at first, then the hops kick in and gently knock down the tartness with a subtle bitterness. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes astringent and very dry. Thanks to OhioDad for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Pour is hazy golden with thin off white head...smell is straw, funk, various malty character...taste is fizzy with bready malts, some spices, and some sort of sourness...good...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Cloudy orange body with a large rocky head and very nice lacing on the glass. Reminds me of Orval as it poured. Aroma is very complex with notes of lemons, oranges, spices, pepper, vanilla, and a hint of caramel. Flavor is the same with a light hop finish. It fell apart slightly near the end, but to its fairness I was drinking it by the fire so it warmed faster. Tasty and complex, a great Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Bottle purchased at Tiffany’s in Kalamazoo for the low price of 6.50. Sampled side by side with the reserve. Hard not to compare the two. Where this is bright and fruity, the reserve is less so but more rounded out, with a delicious bourbon note in the background. Lots of floral notes here, and plenty of apple, lemonzest, hay, ginger, cardamom, and a lot of carbonation! I’d like to see this corked in the future rather than capped. Sour finish that stays with you. Good stuff, not my favorite style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3912) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Beautiful, big fluffy head. Aroma of lemon, hairspray, perfume, and yeasty goodness. Tingling carbonation. Hazy apple, yellow-brown color. Less interesting flavor, but still plenty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Bottle. After a string if sub-par beer, we started off a really good run of excellent beers with this one. Big foamy head (a signature feature of JP beers, I think) on a tawny brown body. Big soapy spicy nose. Taste-celery, lavender, perfumed hand soap, heather, saison like qualities, soft, high CO2, lemon grass. Very soft, very well done.

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