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RATINGS: 923   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!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
If you are looking at reviews and wondering if you should buy this. Do it. No matter what else your considering buying.That is if you like barrel beers. Soft vinegar aroma. Sharp barrel flavor on the back on the tongue. Funky delicious oak barrel. Soft wheat on the front of the tongue. Scrumptious breadyaftertaste. Wonddrful body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (789) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at Redlight in Orlando, FL. Aroma is especially fruity and floral without being nauseous, obnoxious or noxious. Getting dry wood, minerals, lightly spiced fruits. Silky and dry. Jolly Pumpkin can do no wrong.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (1309) - CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
Appearance: hazy medium gold with two fat fingers of fluffy ivory head, good retention and decent lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tart citrus, yeast, peppercorn, wood, barnyard funk. (9/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate-low bitter, moderate-high tart, light funk. (9/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, mildly funky finish. (4/5) Another lovely tart wild from JP. I’m assuming the Grains of Paradise are responsible for the almost peppercorn-like spiciness on both the nose and the tongue. Again, nicely balanced tones of citrus, wood, and barnyard funk. Definitely a nice example of how to do brettanomyces properly. (17/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2138) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 Bottle shared at Jim/John is back tasting. Bottled 2011. Murky amber, white head. Yeasty caramel, figgs, dried apricot, white raisans, grapes, mineral, coriander, basil, light spices. Light sweet, light bitter, slightly sour/funky. Very carbonated, sweet and oddly spiced. Thin minerallike body. Interesting, bit strange, quite dry, yet sweet belgian, saisonny, farmhousy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at the Jim / John is back tasting, Den Haag, April 2016. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is yeast, sweet zesty citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter with a dry yeasty, light spicy, light citrus palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9616) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle shared at the John/Jim tasting. Cloudy orange with an off white head. Aroma has peppery yeast, floral notes, spice and light fruit. Flavour is logistics moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (2923) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle 2011 at John is back and Jim tasting thanks to sjogro. Hazy golden copper with white head. Lots of farmhouse yeast, herbs, soft grains with malt and some rye, grass, more herbs, light pepper. Light sweet, sour and bitter. Medium bodied with very dry feel and lots of carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (8114) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
75cl bottle shared at the JimJohn is back tasting Thin white head. Very hazy amber pour. slightly hoppy. More like a saison. Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (822) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Cloudy yellow orange. Light white head. Strong citric tartness, hay, some funkiness. Extremely bitter, some light sweetness. Medium body, fairly oily. Medium long finish. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a medium golden yellowish color. Aromas of fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are sour, yeasty, and a touch of sweetness at the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6031) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines tasting rooms; hazy golden yellow pout with a frothy white head, aroma has light spice and a hint of fruit, taste has spice, citrus, ok.

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