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Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
90
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767 Ratings
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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 56
Gots: 69 | FT: 7
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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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-05-2011 03:44:32 | More by ChrisPro
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

11-22-2011 18:26:30 | More by ygtbsm94
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-19-2014 01:20:44 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Gaisgeil

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'd heard a good many things about this one before finally getting an oppurtunity to pick some up, honestly I feel a little let down by it.

Pours a hazy yellow/gold in color with thick and impenetrable white head. Nose is a bit sour, citrusy and spicy. Initial sip is quite bitter, bits of citrus followed by a peppery spiciness coupled with the trademark JP wild funkiness, earthy and pungent. A but too sour and peppery actually, the flavors don't mesh very well, not horrid, interesting to say the least but not overly pleasent either. Worth a try especially for Belgian beer lovers.

Slàinte!

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2005 12:02:21 | More by Gaisgeil
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

02-03-2012 19:14:18 | More by chrispoint
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bradcochran1234

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-01-2012 02:38:33 | More by bradcochran1234
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

10-21-2012 14:01:53 | More by justintcoons
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-13-2013 23:23:06 | More by chippo33
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

11-02-2013 04:50:44 | More by CDCNAM
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harrymel

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-28-2013 21:43:06 | More by harrymel
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

09-12-2013 02:47:31 | More by zekeman17
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TheBronze

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-08-2012 22:22:31 | More by TheBronze
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 5
Bottled 5-14-10

A - AMAZINGLY active bottle! Huge soft off-white head! Very soapy at first and then fades to foamy goodness. brew is foggy orange with lots of yellow and slight reds. Nice foamy lacing too.

S - Very Farm-y and funky! Lots of wildness to this intriguing brew... JP always brews funk, but this may be towards the top in terms of scent... Very white grape-y. Some nice coriander and fresh oak.

T/M - Slightly sour, but not anywhere near tart. Very dry and bitter. A bit too much spice for my taste, but a well rounded brew. perfect carbonation. Slight burn in the back of my throat. There's some acidic flavors missing...

O - A very good brew! A definite must try if you're a fan of JP's brews; they always catch me off guard... :) If this brew could be more 'sour' it would be amazing!!!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:44:19 | More by chugalug06
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ncmussell

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pairings. Nice orange color with big white head. Smell was somewhat muted but had some good citrus. Good carbonation. Taste and mouthfeel had the nice subtle funk that I find in many Jolly Pumpkin beers. This definitely had a few more subtle notes to it than the more standard JP beers that I cant put my fingers on. Overall I thought it was tasty and I had been wanting to try it for a while. But for some reason the beer doesn't really differentiate itself much from the likes of Oro de Calabaza or Calabaza Blanca.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2010 01:21:53 | More by ncmussell
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birdsellam

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-18-2013 17:34:37 | More by birdsellam
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-06-2014 12:21:18 | More by jpd7374
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ngaron

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-10-2014 17:36:16 | More by ngaron
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kchannel9

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-23-2011 11:49:00 | More by kchannel9
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jujubeast6000

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 11/1/2007 (bottle):

Pours a huge foamy head, off-white, good lacing. Extremely cloudy amber color. Fizzy with dark coloring. Aroma of spices, maybe pumpkin, nutmeg. Some flowers, Some sour. Enticing, but not too strong. Fizzy, sour taste. Might be a bad bottle. Some of the spices, but not very flavorful. Reminds me of a flemish sour or a geuze. Soft mouthfeel. More flavor as it warms. More hoppy.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2009 15:24:08 | More by jujubeast6000
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dunix

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-16-2012 03:37:16 | More by dunix
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-09-2014 17:53:35 | More by Whiskeydeez
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antoines15

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-01-2012 00:47:40 | More by antoines15
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

11-15-2011 18:06:53 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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TheBeerologist

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-29-2012 14:18:30 | More by TheBeerologist
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-15-2012 20:59:41 | More by nickfl
Luciérnaga, The Firefly from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.