RATINGS: 937   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmarthomebrew (18) - USA - JUN 6, 2006
Nice copper color, great aroma; nice blend of spice and fruitiness. Nice smooth flavor with surprising complexity. Begs another taste to pick up the other undertones. Nice sourness to give a nice finish without overpowering. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Pours a reddish golden color with a voluminous bright white head. Aroma is sour & acidic -- a slight touch of vinegar -- with wood, fruit; vaguely floral; funky. Tastes are sweet/sour, caramel malt, light lemon/lime; some spicy funk present as well. Excellent beer; very refreshing, balanced, with everlasting aftertastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2194) - Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Thanks to TAR for this. Light red body with a mainly dark red body and a fat white head. This was a fun one to pour, it gushed on us. Hints of sourness in the nose. Smells like a hot forest, woody and floral that sweats. Rich velvety mouth feel, caramel sourness that tastes good, TAR said band-aids, but I dont see it. I get salty, light lime sherbet, lingering sour finish. A touch of butter cream. The spices are working well here. A good beer with good company and good music as the day dies down on the back patio makes for a good time. Ap-4 ar-7 tas-7 pal-5 ov-16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Bottle. My favorite of all the JP brews that Ive tried. Very drinkable w/ a hint of sourness. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (6529) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2006
25 oz bottle, via Dough77. Pours a dark copper, clear on the first pour, with a meringue-like white head. Amazing retention and lacing throughout. Aroma is fruity and dusty with some cellar funkiness. A nice dry yeastiness with a touch of brett ties it all together nicely. Very dry and funky up front with just the lightest fruitiness on the finish. Notes of coriander, herbs, and a light hoppiness. The brett character really came out as it warmed toward room temperature. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lively fine carbonation. Very refreshing. Just a beautiful beer. I really didnt notice a huge difference between the GR and this one, but I drank the GR over a month ago. Either way, its awesome and I cant get enough from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Bottled. Via trade with zathrus13. Hazy burnt copper color with a huge, frothy, off-white head. VERY active CO2. Dark fruits in the aroma. Also a bit of leather and hairspray. Bubbly mouth feel with obvious brett. Slightly spicy with a very understated flavor. Predominantly brett. dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2006
JuliosSpring Beer Festival. Peculiar curried wood aroma with a touch of light esters and a hint of interesting hops. Pour of clearish yellow with a slick of white. Flavor is surprisingly thin to me, without any real depth. A surprise to me was the domination of what seems to be hops in the beer. The sourness added a level of complexity. The Belgian Ale yeast phenols and esters usually dont work with me, so I hate to slam a beer for that. Really, I need to rerate this with more time with it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Boutip (6179) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2006
Bottle (courtesy of Sammy): Poured a dirty yellow color ale with a huge white foamy head with perfect retention. Aroma of floral malt with a good dose of Brett is exquisite. Taste is almost perfect with a great mix between floral malt, oak and a well balance presence of sourness and tart. The spices that are mentioned on the label (Coriander and grain of paradise) are very subtle and could hardly be tasted though. This is probably the closest thing to Orval that Ive had the chance to drink. I do wonder when going through some of the other ratings and the description on the label if the Brett and the sourness were intended or not but in any case I am not complaining because this was a great beer experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Cant believe there werent any monks involved in this brewing tart sweet brett aroma,huge rocky head, that wonderful thirst quenching Belgium spicey hard hitting taste,with a pleasing dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2006
Bottle: Spicy and bready aroma, a fair bit of sweetness in it as well. Very belgian, it had a little sourness to it and some light hoppiness. Good stuff. My bottle was a bit of a gusher though.

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