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Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 864
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 62
Gots: 92 | FT: 7
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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: putnam on 10-28-2004

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of shanblur
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into a snifter. Bottled 5/14/10. A - Slightly hazy orange with some brownish highlights. Very frothy, but this quickly recedes to extensive patchy lacing. S - Smells of lemons with some bready malts and a good amount of Belgian funk. T - Spicy and tart up front with a definite sour note which lingers. Has a definite acidity. No hops presence. Some funk present in the taste as well. M - Lively carbonation and a medium body. A good beer if you're into sours. Would be a good beer pairing.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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2/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of chugalug06
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
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!!!

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a chalice, a tulip, and a snifter, because the first two overflowed when I poured this beer in. Batch 802/804, bottled 5/20/11.

Appearance - Huge fluffy head that never fully fades. Half of it sticks to the glass in rings as I drink it. Cloudy dark orange body. Darker than most pale ales. Gives a hint of some more caramel malts. Looks amazing, as all JP beers do.

Smell - Light funk and lemon tartness combine with a grassy aroma to create a saison-like aroma. Hops blend nicely to remind me that it's a BPA, though. Bready malts round out the aroma. Interesting combination.

Taste - The lightest of lemon tartness at the start followed by those grainy malt flavors. None of the funk comes through in the flavor, but I suppose it would be out of place. The hops surround the flavor and culminate in a bitter dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation and a tingly dry finish. Slightly bitter in the aftertaste. Easy to drink, although the whole bottle isn't so easy to drink.

Overall - So it's good, but as ever, it tastes like a Jolly Pumpkin beer. Their yeast strain makes everything taste the same. It's all good, but occasionally I'd like to be surprised by a flavor profile.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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

dank ass beer. pours a darker red shade with a jovial white head. smells like a sour brett concoction. flavor is great, really sour brett up front, but more nuanced unrolling, with some red licorice and caramel malt. had a very funky memorable finish. tart and assertive. mouthfeel is great, very very lively carbonation with a piquant conclusion. great example of an american wild beer. way way better than the blue one, and more seductive than the red one. sessionable

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of hosehead83
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a "bomber" bottle into a wine goblet.
Cloudy apricot in color, with a moderate head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Spicy, Belgian funkiness
Taste-Spicy yeast, orchard fruits, some Belgian funkiness, and a definite sour/tartness that is the trademark of Jolly Pumpkin brews. Not a mindblower, but a fine refreshing beer on a warm Spring or Summer day.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An interesting beer for sure, really tastes like a hoppy cider. Apple flavor really comes through, medium body, somewhat clean finish. Plenty of taste but is definitely a bit tart, which hurts the drinkability a bit. One of the more unique beers you'll try, but with the expensive price tag and overly done tartness, you'd be hard pressed to finish this bottle too quickly.

Luciérnaga, The Firefly from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 864 ratings.