durhambeer (2398) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, poured into a Duvel glass. Hazy golden orange with a finger of off-white foam. Nice lacing. Nose reminds me of a (non-American) saison in its graininess with the gentle hop character of some Begian goldens. Jolly Pumpkin tart funk in there of course as well. Some bright citrus notes that arenít all hops. A bit dusty, as is the taste. Bottle showing some age. Taste and palate fall a bit flat, especially in the surprising lack of tartness. Grains of paradise, pepper, and chalk on the finish.
Vaiz (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Hazy orange pour. Aroma is spicy, fruity, dusty, some bourbon. Flavor is dry, dusty, spicy. Decent carbonation, a bit strange.
dEnk (2638) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra. Aroma is hoppy with some herbal notes, quite intense. Flavour is dry spicy herbal hops. Simple but awesome. LRAB.
ngeunit1 (1550) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Clear golden-amber with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet caramel and grainy malts, oak, vanilla, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, lemon zest, tart green fruits.
T - Sweet caramel and grainy malts, oak, vanilla, lemon zest, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, tart green fruits, a bit of citrus hop.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, spicy finish.
D - Very nicely balanced BPA.
kraddel (851) - deurne, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours orange, small white foam.
smell is sour, taste is applesourness, dry. not very complex. good, ok, but not more than that.
erickok (2292) - Tours, FRANCE - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orange, hazy, small bubbly head. Fresh light spring hops, pale malts, herbs. Soapy. Pretty nice. Biter start, with lots of hops and herbal appeal. Great brew. (ZeeBra)
Jblauvs (1336) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing orange pour, very nice looking beer with a slight offwhite head. I have had many bottles and draft offerings of this beer, but am just getting around to rating it. Aroma is sour grain, peach, sweet grains of paradise, some gueze elements nudge their way in as well. Flavor is tangy wheat, spicy sour yeast, tingling mouthfeel gives way to a tart grain finish with some sour apricot and sweet nectar. Finishes long with a sweet-tart linger. Yum, I think this stuff is lovely.
Advocate_Ames (225) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Vintage Series. Barrel Aged. The Firefly has a dark amber color with a semi thick foamy head. The scent is acidic with a funky character. I also picked up on oak, lite hops, fruits, grains, and spices. The flavor is very interesting. At first I could taste sugary tart fruit, weak hop notes, and lite yeast. The fruit flavors that appeared were apples and lemon. The finish is delightful. There was a very minor bitterness, fruity apples, followed by a medium sour flavor. The after taste is gently on my palate and pleasant. Overall this was a good brew and I would welcome it again.
sepia5 (230) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a fair white head. Nose is typical Jolly Pumpkin sour apple and brett. Flavor is the same, but with a bit of hops. There is a bit of a thinness to this offering and a slightly off aftertaste. A nice enough beer, but not one of my favorites from Jolly Pumpkin.
tmrmwel (510) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber, with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is sour cherries and oak barrels, with notes of yeast and spices, as well as a whiff of tropical hoppiness. Flavour is sour and fruity with oak, cherries and yeast, and a sweet, soft fruity finish.
jmikolich (1112) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at buckeye, such a big nose of sweetish grains of paradise.. really dominates to me, strange to smell a beer which features GoP so much.. the lightly bretty finish isnt offensive to me but to others i was with it was a total put off.. lightly straw color and overall a pleasant beer