Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by emerge077:
4.5/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Once opened, a heady floral & citrus bouquet wafts out. A moderate amount of foam results from a careful pour. This isn't as charged up with carbonation as the Bam.
Smells excellent. Pear, citrus, berries, oak, and a mild funk make for a truly intoxicating mix. Body is a hazy amber-orange, with tiny ascending streams of bubbles. Foam settles to a film that rings the glass.
First sip is fairly complex, my first thought is of the Bam Biére I had yesterday. Definitely a similar yeast, but that's about it. Tangy citrus is bolstered by a wave of fruity hops, though not to an overpowering degree. Oak is barely present in the aftertaste. At cellar temp., it becomes smoother, flavors are more melded together, with a slight warming alcohol presence. Finish is fairly dry.
One 750 bottle was enough for me...a Bam would make a nice sidecar though.
Oh, and a gorgeous label with original artwork to boot. The text makes no claims of "style", other than "ale brewed with spices". Truly unique brewing right here.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2006 00:21:49 | More by emerge077
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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