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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!

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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Killer aroma loved it. Musty clove like some banan some hops and some light fruits. Murck dark yellow to orange pour with huge pillow foam head. Taste is combo of sweetness spice and some tartness and earthy hops. Goes down very smooth and silky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle from Great British Beer Fest 2015. Pours golden amber, hazy and with a huge white head. Nose is suprisingly sour, lactobacilus, Brett yeast, herbal, appley funk, little citrous sour. Taste is acidic sour and moderately tart, lemon citrous, funk, little crisp meringue and caramel, biscuit malt, green herbal. Sour is dominating. Not sure what this is trying to be. Has some enticing qualities though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WVHouseofBeer (947) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Pours the typical light golden color with a frothy white head. Smelled amazing. Aromas consisting of bubblegum, mango, pineapple and coriander. Flavors..........eh. Astringent and bitter with muddled flavors of some wheat, coriander and light fruit. Left a bad taste in my mouth. Not one of Jolly Pumpkin’s better beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mortlach (1474) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 6, 2015
750ml bottle shared at Brasserie 4:20 (Rome), thanks Dino! Pours vivid golden with a nice white head. Aroma is hoppy, funky, yeasty, a bit confused but fascinating. Flavour is light sweet with a little bitter and sourish notes. Medium body, medium to high carbonation, fizzy. Complex, but so messy...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (995) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle at a tasting in Rome 4:20 pub on 27/08/2015, courtesy of Dino. Grazie. 2012 vintage. Pours cloudy golden color, medium white cap. Nose: mild funky notes, spices, pepper, fresh hops too. Mouth: medium-high carbonation, thin and easy, nice funky character, peppery, grassy hops. A very solid one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1673) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle at BBF Lab. Orange colour with white head. Wine aroma. Yeast, citric, fruity and wine taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2454) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle from my cellar, at least one and maybe 2 years old. Nice carbonation. Slightly hazy amber pour with a thick white head. Nice funky nose, with a hint of spice. Nice taste, earthy funk and mild bitterness on the finish. Mild herbal hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (6171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Murky sun kissed golden with great head retention. Murky and musty nose of coriander and tree fruits and a deep farmy funk. Smooth flavor with some white peppercorn and Belgian grains, some coriander, and a musty funky yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigtaster (847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2015
From a bottle into a snifter. Cloudy yellow orange color with large frothy off white head. Apple, pear, lemon, hints of sourness, some caramel, raspberries. Soft carbonation, medium to light body, good hint of bitterness, good amount of funk, just a hint of sourness. Long finish with coriander and grapefruit. Very good beer, extremely complex and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Humlehode (370) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Pours cloudy golden with white lasting head. Funky sweet citrus aroma. Low bitterness. Smooth. Very pleasant and nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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