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Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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761 Ratings
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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 55
Gots: 64 | 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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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

09-09-2012 19:31:35 | More by brez8791
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

09-09-2012 16:13:59 | More by Zaphog
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

09-08-2012 15:32:26 | More by ucsbmullet
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jmich24

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

09-08-2012 00:16:54 | More by jmich24
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

09-06-2012 22:01:53 | More by heddar33
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-03-2012 02:51:04 | More by jjheinrichs
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astebelton

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-28-2012 01:17:22 | More by astebelton
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jheezee

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-27-2012 21:44:17 | More by jheezee
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rarapacz

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-26-2012 15:12:56 | More by rarapacz
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color and very well filtered. A small amount of lacing in the glass wall. As with most Jolly Pumpkin beers there is a very forward sour smell and taste. In this one I get some kumquat and tangerine - almost a seedy flavor from those fruits on the back end.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2012 20:00:38 | More by Oakenator
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It looks more like a wit or hefe than a Pale ale. Pale gold and very hazy with a frothy head.
Smell is also like a wit. There is some sweet citrus fruit smell and banana. Small spicy smell.
Taste is much spicier than the smell. I suppose that is the grains of paradise creating that tartness. Small hop presence also in the taste.
Creamy wheat feel.
This beer really seems to be a wit or hefe but I guess it isn't. Overall a little underwhelmed at my first Jolly pumpkin especially considering the price.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 02:13:38 | More by confer
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz glass
On tap at Pinocchio's in Media, PA

A: Pours a cloudy pale orange color. Full finger of off white head. Lots of carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass.

S: Lots of Brett funk on the nose. Horse blanket and wet hay. Some light citrus notes.

T: Right up front, you get that bite of tartness from the Brett. In the mid mouth, some fruitiness, maybe tart green apple and citrus. The close is dry and crisp.

M: Medium bodied.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2012 14:46:14 | More by inlimbo77
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at devils den

Pours a hazed pale golden color with a crop of white head resting on top. Patchy lacing stretches across the glass with a collar of foamy retention.

Scents of spice and citrus in the nose with coriander and orange peel. Touches of lemon and biscuit malt with funky tartness and Belgian yeast.

Starts off a bit funky and tart with spicy coriander. Orange and lemon peel with some slightly sweet citrus juiciness. A bit acidic and tart throughout, with a mellow biscuit/cracker malt base. Finishes brisk and tart.

Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, dry and bubbly on the tongue. Another nicely done beer from JP - it's expensive, but they rarely miss the mark.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 13:53:56 | More by xnicknj
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GregoryMo

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-19-2012 05:46:55 | More by GregoryMo
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

08-18-2012 04:33:53 | More by JRod1969
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

08-16-2012 23:08:20 | More by MarkyMOD
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

08-13-2012 01:07:39 | More by jsurfs82
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

08-13-2012 00:52:46 | More by Duff27
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

08-12-2012 20:52:29 | More by DrunkinYogi
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, glowing gold with a puffy, creamy white head.

S: Aromas of lemon, coriander, biscuit, caramel, oak, must, and vinegar fill the nose.

T: Notes of lemon peel, lime zest, bitter orange, coriander, green apple, grains of paradise, white pepper, caramel, biscuit, oak, must, and cider vinegar wash across the palate. The finish is sharp and clipped with notes of lemon, lime, spices, biscuit, and vinegar.

M: Light-to-medium in body and very dry. Carbonation is crisp and firm. Very drinkable.

O: Much like every other Jolly Pumpkin ale, La Luciernaga is very interesting and surprisingly drinkable. It's not as complex as some of their other brews, but it makes up for this minor flaw by being superbly balanced. All in all, I'd say this is one of their best efforts.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 14:46:38 | More by mrfrancis
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jhhollier

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-09-2012 12:58:00 | More by jhhollier
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fields336

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle batch 813814, bottled 6-7-2011
A: hazy orange copper color, with 2 fingers of off white bubbly head. The head dissipates quickly leaving a slight lace around the edge of the glass

S: light citrus, tart, funk, sweet, spiciness, Brett,white wine tartness.

T: tart, citrus,Brett,lactic, sweet, green Apple , white wine ,I'm getting the spices too, and some white pepper. There is a slight bitterness on the finish. The tartness fades away to a nice malty, bready citrusy finish. Awesome.

M: dry, effervescent and light-medium bodied. The finish is dry, the carbonation is pleasing and cleanses the palate.

O: oro is better in my opinion, but this is anothergreat beer by jolly pumpkin.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 00:37:02 | More by fields336
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cmoody91

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

08-05-2012 01:07:11 | More by cmoody91
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

08-04-2012 00:03:15 | More by Goldfishman
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aasher

Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a light bodied And very cloudy gold in color with a billowing three finger, bright white soapy head. The nose is right up my alley, kind of like a barrel aged saison. It's light and features a slight amount of citrus with a mellow yeast character with soft oaking and traditional Belgain pale malt. I love the citrus. It's both lemony and has a nice tangerine side to it. The flavors are nice and light. The citrus character is the first thing you notice, followed by how soft everything is. The oak is perfect! It really does drink like a light barrel aged saison. This is definitely one of the most impressive Jolly Pumpkins. The mouthfeel is very light yet also velvety smooth. This beer is top notch and definitely worth your while.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 00:16:30 | More by aasher
Luciérnaga, The Firefly from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 761 ratings.