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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2006
Decade topper. The beer - a living organism - spurts forth its excitement upon opening, issuing a sampler of its sure to be generous head. Indeed, the head amply more than matches the volume of beer poured, looking regally staisfied in the well-proportioned tulip glass. An aroma unlike one I recall encountering before, green apple hoppiness, with a squeeze of palpably sour citrus. A touch of sweetness from the green apple bracing the sourness. Exquisite. The head becomes chunky as is slowly fades, leaving jubilant, patterned lacing behind. The warm up to this beer is a phenomenon in itself, justifying what must by now be many hours of patience with much lesser brews. It may be the only, or one of the only, perfect scores I have given to aroma to date. The beer is no letdown in the flavor - one you could suck down like a dionysiac if you were inclined to decadent debauchery, or slowly savor were you inclined to maximize your hedonic and perceptual experience. The collisions of hops and sourness from the yeast generate a refined fruit flavor that is quite enjoyable to the seasoned palate. This is not the easiest to get in these parts but with any luck I will drink it every year to commemorate my life. (It’s a good adult substitute for friendly’s mint ice cream pie, with the green label & flavor.) Simply a wonderful idea, flawlessly executed. Now, they simply need to age this in some kind of cherry sugar soaked cask and I will give it a 5. (Ed: The second glass, by the time I poured it, the bottle had already developed its own second protruding head. Nothing like enjoying that with some cheesy midi celebration tunes provided by ratebeer...!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2445) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear, pale amber with a small, off-white head. Aroma of funk, brett notes, grass, citrus notes, coriander and caramel. Slightly sweet flavor tat ends up dry, tart and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and lively carb. A very nice and crisp Belgian style ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (585) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Aroma is tart, lemon grass, clove and slight vinegar. Taste is a tarty bitterness with hints of clove and citrus. Light wine dryness and some earthy funkiness. Appearance i an earthy orange/gold with a fluffy pearl head that retains well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Earthy and fruity. Nice rich grain notes with some Belgian funk. Darker color and flavor than some of the others in my sampler.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (501) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2014
Color caoba, espuma color crema densa. Aromas afrutados de fruta madura, naranja y levadura. En boca tiene un cuerpo medio-bajo,algo aguado, bien carbonatado que comienza con un sabor afrutado, dulce con un toque ácido, algo cítrico, cilantro y un final seco pero suave. No responde a ningún estilo concreto, apunta a belga pero con gran presencia de lúpulos afrutados. Buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber color with white head. Spice, coriander, tartness, and some hop citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5262) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with a fluffy white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice overall bretty character, JP funk, oak, lemony citrus, vanilla, vinous notes and subtle coriander. Nice dry finish with a creamy mouthfeel. Another solid beer from Jolly Pumpkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (338) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2014
duft: funk. lime. fad. sødme. bær. smag: funk. syre, lime. citron. appelisn. vin. frisk frugt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1131) - Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottled 6/14/13. Cloudy light orange golden. Very effervescent. Mammoth frothy fluffy white head. Aroma is very yeasty, moderate citrus. Dusty, cobweb, basement, dry woody, lemon, accompanying light citrus, lightly spiced. Flavor follows. Pretty complex. Just enough sweetness. Awesome balance. Very well put together. Lighter medium body. Dry. A little acidic. Kinda zesty.Mild to moderate grassy/herbal bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (525) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2014
super carbonated and beautiful white head, burnt orange color. Beautiful Belgium aroma, yeasty, citrus, crisp yet smooth and velvety. Super tasty. Smooth, sweet, a little fruity, citrus, orange/lemon, light spices. So delicious and smooth hard to concentrate more on anything particular. Very will put together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crash_the_dog (141) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Holy smokes, did I every love this beer. Chestnut brown pout with a thin tan head. Lightly carbonated on tap. Amazing fruity tart nose, with a touch of funk. On tasting, the sour was ramped up a couple of notches - wow! The mouthfeel was slightly sticky, but in this context it worked. I loved it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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