Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by BrutalSusan:
4.47/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Batch 813/814, Bottled on 6/6/2011; Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - Hazy glowing golden copper with a nice fluffy head with great retentionHazy copper colored with two fingers of head that had excellant retention.
Aroma - very floral; roses. light fruit; pears.
Taste - Nice bright acidity with a yeasty finish. Reminds me of a hoppy cider. Lots of tropical fruit and like I mentioned, hops. It's herbacious and "green tasting". VERY delicious.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied, a nice balance of sweet and dry.
Overall, very enjoyable. I could drink many of these, often. Refreshing, not punishing. Lighter but very complex, a lot going on. Definitely recommend this.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2011 09:20:40 | More by BrutalSusan
More User Reviews:
3.43/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Just received a shipment of Jolly Pumpkin beers from Colorado as I am becoming more and more a fan of Artisan style barrel-aged ales and wild yeast. The first bottle I've tried is Luciernaga.
A: Pours honey-gold with a thick, bubbly and foamy head.
S: Funky woody with a hint of oak.
T: Light then follows with a tart finish with pear and green apples.
M: Extremely carbonated.
O: I am very spoiled living next to Jester King Brewery with their excellent sour and tart flavor profiles. My expectations may be too high although I am looking forward to trying and reviewing the remaining Jolly Pumpkin. That's why I bought several as I am sure there are one or two that will be even better. I'd say this is more of a Session Style Beer similar to the Le Petite France at Jester King.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2014 22:42:01 | More by SpiersBrewingCo
3.88/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: orange gold in color. Thin lingering head.
S: very sour and funky smell. Not going to overwhelm you like some spurs but definitely present. Right on the mark for the style. Good
T: you get the sourness but its too mixed with other tastes. There's some bitterness and citrus fruit as well. I think this beer falls short here compared to excellent sours like Petrus
M: good. Strong carbonation. Helps the tartness.
O: this is an interesting beer and worth a try but the sourness gets lost.
Serving type: on-tap
02-26-2014 00:18:28 | More by kilo_005
Luciérnaga, The Firefly from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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