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Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Luciérnaga, The FireflyLuciérnaga, The Firefly

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Ratings: 717
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%


Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
June

(Beer added by: putnam on 10-28-2004)
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Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-08-2012 19:59:24 | More by bump8628
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New York

4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-09-2014 03:07:53 | More by zrab11
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condorsim

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

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SpiersBrewingCo

Texas

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
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-27-2014 01:19:03 | More by KVNBGRY
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

03-21-2014 19:05:31 | More by DaftPatrick
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

03-18-2014 04:10:51 | More by oso
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-16-2014 03:58:22 | More by JGlitz87
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-14-2014 02:31:57 | More by stevec32
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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New York

4/5  rDev -1%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

02-26-2014 02:30:07 | More by ryanpj
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kilo_005

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft.
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
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

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Czequershuus

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -25.7%

02-17-2014 14:43:52 | More by Czequershuus
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MarioM

California

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1095/1096
Bottled 06-27-2012

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
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Luciérnaga, The Firefly from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 717 ratings.