Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by abankovich:
3.65/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Very rich, deep amber color with an intensely thick head that clings and sticks like crazy.
Very floral, citrus, earthy aroma with a definite breadiness as well. I'm getting slight alcohol notes as well as some toasted scents. Definitely a lot of spiciness as well. Overall very complex in the nose.
Wow this is a unique and complex beer. I don't know where to start. Up front there is a wave of spiciness (coriander) and flavor. Across the middle all of these seems to drop out instantly to a void of bitterness and dryness. Then sweet, toasted malts are left on the back end. The alcohol does come through a little more than I'd like, but it isn't overpowering, just noticeable.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with some decent carbonation that comes into play. The drinkability isn't too high on this for me, just because a 750ml of this stuff would be more than enough in one night.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2008 02:35:07 | More by abankovich
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3.88/5 rDev -4.2%
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
4.45/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter.
A: Beautiful pale yellow with a hint of orange. White fluffy head is composed of tiny creamy bubbles with a few large bubbles trapped in the dense foam. Lacing is beautiful as well and looks like this head is going to last a while, just like I like it.
S: Light fruitiness with a hint of hops and a gentle lactic sourness. A little bit of what I see as oak spiciness and earthiness comes through as well. Although I could also be confusing myself with the light phenolic yeast character that adds some spice to the nose. Regardless, very typical JP aroma, complex, tart and mouth watering.
T: Gentle bitterness and tartness. This brew definitely lets the yeast and oak aging do the talking. Light malt character shines through but hops and funk dominate the palate, which works great and makes for a complex unique brew. Aftertaste is also really great. Almost sweet and is where the malt shines in. Wow, great beer.
M: Dry and almost thin but more towards a medium body. Tartness and nice bitterness carries the beer through and finishes with a great yeast spice and hop bite.
O: A very drinkable, complex, refreshing and overall satisfying beer. Gentle enough to finish a 750 ml no problem and complex enough to fully saver without requiring a 12 % abv monster. This, and most all JP brews, is art in brewing at its finest. Ron Jeffries is a God.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 06:08:20 | More by MarioM
4.08/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle received in trade with Phyl21ca - bottled 2011
Appearance - Amber colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, apples, lemons, vinegar, breads/grains
Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, vinegar and lemons. There is also some breads/grains and light hops.
Overall - Really good stuff, like a hybrid between a belgian IPA and a sour. Every beer I've had from this brewer has been a winner so far.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 01:36:04 | More by spinrsx
Luciérnaga, The Firefly from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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