Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by onewetpaw:
4.18/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A- Funky brett nose along with some tangy, almost tangerine notes.
A- Deep golden to amber with a thick, persistent off-white head. Clear on the initial pour after a several week cold storage upright in fridge.
F- Tart and almost puckering on the initial sip. There's an acidic citrus flavor present along with some clove like character. An earthy flavor from the Brett is there, but pretty subdued in my bottle. The classic JP house flavors are here and pretty much define the beer.
M- Crisp high carbonation. Light body. Dry and refreshing.
O- A refreshing beer that is highly drinkable. The JP house flavors are present and to me this tastes very similar to the Bam Biere thats been aged. That's not a bad thing, but it would be nice to get more of the spice flavors mentioned on the bottle shining through.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2012 01:28:03 | More by onewetpaw
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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