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RATINGS: 903   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 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 (9813) - 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 (10180) - 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 (2417) - 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 (3899) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Pours a golden amber.Nose is heavy with coriander and of some rotten fruit that just happens to smell good even tho’ it has gon e off. tastes sour,not flavor sour but sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - FEB 21, 2006
clear medium amber color. dimply and creamy off-white head. lots of micro-fizz bubbles in the body. citrusy aroma for a belgian. fresh lime zest and sweet candi sugar malt aroma. a bit of yeasty sourness too. flavor is dry and tart like a de dolle. mouthfeel is light but enjoyable. blanket of micro lacing on the glass. dry and herbal but still sweet like a malt soda with dried lime. clean & crisp finish. thanks to 1FastSti for this one!

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