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Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
90
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781 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 781
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 59
Gots: 70 | 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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bamadog

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

Review is from notes taken on 9/29/2010 and poured from the bottle to a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a honey/golden color and starts with a massive 4-finger off-white head (the bottle is actually a very slow gusher upon cracking it); head has crazy retention and the body is a little hazy, but still shows strong carbonation; head is very foamy and thick and leaves thick swaths of lacing on the sides of the glass as it eventually fades to a full and inconsistent head.

Smell: Nice and sweet/tart fruitiness with a bit of a saccharine sweetness to it (I find this to be a bit of a standard in most Jolly Pumpkin offerings); bit of a sour Brett funkiness, but it serves as more of a compliment to the sweet and tart scents.

Taste: A very nice presence of the sweet and tart fruitiness, but well balanced with a nice citric and almost lactic sourness; a light and fruity/yeasty flavor lingers after the swallow; a very faint taste of some Belgian spiciness as it continues to warm, but is still fairly muted.

Mouthfeel: Body is pretty light in terms of weight; carbonation, while visibly strong, is much softer and smoother in the mouth (likely from the time spent in the barrel); a fairly thick and mostly semi-dry coating is left behind and holds the sour aftertaste.

Drinkability: Another solid offering from Jolly Pumpkin, nothing wrong with this one, not too heavy and it has great flavors. I think this would probably be a beer to be enjoyed during the warmer summer months, but I'd take it anytime.

10-02-2010 01:18:12 | More by bamadog
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New York

4/5  rDev -1%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

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Illinois

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Michigan

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Michigan

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Texas

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Virginia

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New York

4/5  rDev -1%

A - Poured a copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is a nose full of bretty funk and yeast

T - Follows the nose with the bretty funk and spiced Belgian yeast

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - This is a very good funky beer that I really enjoyed very good interesting taste I could drink a few of these in a sitting worth getting sometime to try

11-28-2010 01:23:33 | More by armock
Luciérnaga, The Firefly from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 781 ratings.