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RATINGS: 936   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Sour aroma (J.P. Suuuure does love themselves some Brettanomyces), pours a lovely golden color. First sip is vinegar with bittering hops. Smooth, refreshing pale ale underneath. Although the Brett is not in your face like some of the other J.P. beers, it is still there. This was pretty good. Although I can tolerate sour beers better these days, I still dont care for them, and I dont see myself liking this style anytime too soon. I still say beer should taste like beer, not vinegar.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2006
25.4 oz bottle. Amber honey with a slight haze. Thin layer of white foam. Spicy apple nose; cedar, lemon and faint barnyard. Peppery pears poached in coriander with a light tartness. Tangy carb with a pillowy body. Mmmm ... nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - OCT 12, 2006
Cloudy amber with a large white head which lingers. Aroma is fruity with spice and light hops. Flavor is tart with strong spices coming through without being overpowering. More spices present in the aftertaste. Pleasant, light and refreshing while remaining very interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
750 ml bottle thanks to jrob_21. Very fruity aromas off this pale yellow body with a bright white head that lasted a very long time. Flavors were tart and fruity as well fading nicely into a nice hoppy bitterness. Not Bad

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Bottle. Beer pours orange/brown, cloudy, large to medium head the dissipates to rocky off white. Aroma is fruity, sour, spice, and some wood. Flavor is spiced and tart, but not overwhelming. Lots of spices. Definitely peppery and some corriander in the very dry finish, some cinnamon or ginger peeks out. Good carbonation, nice and spicy in the back of my throat. This is crisp and fair light body. #200!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
danimal34 (41) - Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Head not quite where I expected for appearance and color of beer. Beautiful copper color. Mild aroma but a faint nuttiness. Very nice but mild. Flavor , umm, umm. Way up there. Nutt, spicy, but not overpowering in any way. Mild spicy aftertaste. Great!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2562) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Thick head of creamy dense foam in my Chimay glass. Awesome carbonation keep a head on this brew for the duration. Spicey and yeasty aroma with some light fruit, a hint of oak, sawdust and some earthy malts. Color is a nice copper orange. Light and tart flavor with more spices, more oak and a light white grape background. Corriander and pepper, dominate the spice end. Sharp and zesty bitterness towards the end of the swallow. Some hops presence lingers and leaves a dry and bit sour aftertaste. Light and crisp palate. Could use a little more malt for body. A damn fine belgian though.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smcd (366) - USA - OCT 2, 2006
(09/2005. Bottle.) Another great beer. Try it and see ... I love Jollys use of sour in their beer. This one is one of my favorites. I wish I could get it more often!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2006
The beer pours cloudy, very deep orange/gold, with a white head. The aroma is very heavy of wheat and coriander with some fruit and some yeast. The flavor starts light, lots of wheat and some yeast, some fruit and some spice. Hop flavor and more fruit enter the middle of the beer. And the finish has hops and fruit, as well as a little acidity. The finish is dry. The mouthfeel is light and creamy thanks to lots of carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (6056) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2006
This was yet another exploding Jolly Pumpkin beer. Luckily I was near the sink when opening. Poured dark orange with a dense soapy beige head. The aroma is spicy and tart, a bit yeasty with sharp citrus and earthy malt and yeast. The beer is medium bodied and quite crisp. There is moderate subdued sharp carbonation. Taste has lots of spice - coriander, grains of paradise and some cinnamon. I generally loathe grains of paradise, but was able to stand it here - I still think the beer would be better off without it. There is also some spicy hops, fruity tastes (apricot, lemon) and an earthy yeast presence. The finish is crisp with more intense spice and hops. Another very well done beer from an excellent brewery.


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