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RATINGS: 872   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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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
portableparty (1955) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2012
750ml bottle (batch 802/804,bottled on 6-1-2011). Pours hazy dark amber with a tight soapy off white head that leaves a spotty film a tight foamy collar. Aroma is perfect! It has a wonderful tart sour lemon citrus funk with subtle yeast and cheese. Taste is tart light sourness with yeast funky lemon rind and somewhat lactic with a soft hop bitterness. Palate has gentle fizz and is drying in the perfect way! I can’t wait to pick up another bottle! Wow this is fantastic!


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2505) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Golden with big white head. Aroma of apple, oak and peppery spice. Taste is similar, sharp green apple, oak and spicey yeast. Quite fizzy. Didn’t dig it too much

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1616) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
Pours hazy peach with a large foamy white head. Aromas of citrus, funk, elderflower, gooserberry and kiwi. Taste is citrus, elderflower, funk, gooseberry, kiwi and slight honey. Mouthfeel si sprightly with medium carbonation. Very very good!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haukur (1344) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 8, 2014
Hazy yellow, huge head. Aroma is all brettanomyces, some slight hint of spices. Palate is light, some esters, light hint of oak. Incredibly light for the style. Not impressive but refreshing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crompt (120) - York, South Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Wow, wow, wow I’m really digging this beer! Very pricey but worth it on a special occasion like a normal weeknight with my lovely wife. It is tart, yeasty, funky, oaky, crisp and very refreshing. I think that is the main thing for me is how impressive the balance of this beer is considering the tartness it has.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (830) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Orange colored with white head. Citrus, barnyard, lemon in aroma. Very dry taste, some Brett funk and orange peel. Drinkable and light. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (558) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
(Bottle sample @ Mikkeller Bar Stockholm, Nov 16 2014) Pours a clear medium orange with a big pillowy white head and lace. Aroma has citrus zest, floral, coriander, light wood, a bit of barnyard Bretty funk, tart or lightly sour. On the palate, bright, sour/tart citrus, touch of sweet fruit too, grassy/floral hops, a little oak and coriander, a bit funky on the finish, which is tart and dry and kind of mineral, herbal notes linger as well. Really clean sort of beer. The body is quite light, and the carb moderate and sharply effervescent. A twist on a Belgian pale or saison style, a bit sour/tart and a little bit barrel kissed. A bit quenching, interesting but subtle in its character, a good table farmhouse for when you want a beer that’s not exactly straight-forward.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (744) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
From notes. Finally getting around to adding beers from the Detroit Zoo Brew! Enjoyed on September 26. The pour is really orange, with spots of lighter gold or what not passing through. There is a large white head that falls down slowly, leaving a great lace behind. The aroma is pretty sour, but carries a lovely fruitiness with it. There is a little bit of a funk, as I’ve come to just call a JP funk. The flavor is much of the same. Light, fruity, lightly sour, and just a touch of funk on the back end. The mouth feel is well done, light, but carbonated and coating. The aftertaste is dry. a citrusy, fruity sourness. Pretty good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3386) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2014
750ml bottle 11/7/14 (Payless Liquors #9-Indy)-Pours orange with a big white head. Aroma of spices, oak, coriander, and a little funk. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hagenwagon (10) - - NOV 2, 2014
Nice sour. Smooth finish but not a lot of noticeable flavors. Less expensive than other high rated sours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Hazy golden with one finger head. Very tart, but not quite sour. Lots of farmhouse funk. Mild hops. Wonderful.


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