Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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Reviews by sweemzander:
4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750mL bottle poured into a tulip. Batch 788/790. Bottled 05-10-2011
(A)- Pours a hazed golden orange hue. Produced a nice cap of white froth. Good retention and good lacing as well.
(S)- A nice dry biscuit-like floral yeast component. Ever so slight spice element in the middle. Quite dry but great aroma overall.
(T)- Very similar to the smell only a really nice fruity middle; touches of orange and melon peel amidst the dry, yet floral biscuity yeast.
(M)- A lively carbonation level meets a refreshing balance of dry yet fruity elements.
(O)- This is one thrist quenching yet satisfying beer that with some time on it has perhaps helped dry this out a bit and let the yeast do its thing.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2013 20:47:35 | More by sweemzander
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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