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Luciérnaga, The Firefly - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

766 Ratings
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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 55
Gots: 67 | 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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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-24-2013 02:51:21 | More by derkfromwi
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-27-2013 16:15:57 | More by Jason1337
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

03-02-2014 00:43:44 | More by MaseFace
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MastaShonuf

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-31-2013 01:32:32 | More by MastaShonuf
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Bendurgin

Maine

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

Poured this into a tulip. Lots of head on this one that looks like a big pile of mashed potatoes with really drawn out retention. More head than beer in the initial pour so it's kind of frustrating but it settles eventually leaving a nice hazy straw colored beer with a bit of sediment sitting on the bottom. I probably should have been more gentle on the pour. The beer also has big thick chunks of soapy lacing. Orange zest comes to mind on the aroma and there's a bit of funkiness to this one. With that bitter hops are present as well. The taste is slightly tart to begin but it seems to mellow out after a few sips revealing a candied citrus sweetness and slight bitter finish. The mouthfeel is relatively light with ample carbonation and kind of a dry finish. Overall, highly drinkable and a really nice beer, I just wish Jolly Pumpkin beers weren't so damn expensive.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 03:32:36 | More by Bendurgin
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

02-25-2014 02:49:31 | More by jaymo18
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oso

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

03-18-2014 04:10:51 | More by oso
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sbricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

11-14-2011 18:14:54 | More by sbricker
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-16-2014 15:29:20 | More by scottbrew4u
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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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vande

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-19-2012 22:48:16 | More by vande
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kbrown

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.7%

06-29-2013 23:38:44 | More by kbrown
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kell50

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -25.7%

01-11-2014 14:04:35 | More by kell50
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.93/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

No question about it, this beer stole the show at last night's tasting, even over the Dark Lord! Very fine beer. My favorite from Jolly Pumpkin to date, and an instant favorite. I would love to have more of this, but unfortunately it was acquired from out of state.

The beer looks good enough. Nice and light pale golden color with a light haze and a creamy white head. Nice active carbonation. Lacing is fluffy.

The smell is quite exceptional. The coriander goes perfect with the flowery hops and other spices, as well as the infectious yeast flavors/aromas. The taste is just as good, if not better. Starts off with a nice sharp citrusy tart flavor, fading into a flowery hop flavor, and finishing bone dry with a funky saison-like finish of barnyard must. Very smooth. Not sour or acidic at all. Everything works perfectly together to create this magnificent brew. I love Jolly Pumpkin, but most of all, I love this beer in particular.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2006 06:05:34 | More by neonbrown82
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-14-2013 18:54:32 | More by BlissJunkie
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BMoney575

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled on 5-2-07

Pours a very cool neon orange, with a huge, solid, white head that settles to a thin layer and leaves big chunks around the sides of the glass.

Smell is very good, Belgian yeast with a good hop aroma. Notes of lemon and orange.

Taste is sour! Super sour! You can feel the sourness on your lips, and later on the sides of your tongue. Like a piece of sour candy. Citrus flavors dominate, with a sizable amount of hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good, but huge carbonation makes this beer even spicier and more sour.

Drinkability suffers from the huge taste. One bomber is more than enough.

Overall a great and very interesting beer. Like nothing else I've had, and better for it. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2007 01:22:05 | More by BMoney575
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

05-12-2014 18:42:37 | More by Canada_Dan
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zrab11

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-09-2014 03:07:53 | More by zrab11
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leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

05-02-2013 00:46:11 | More by leinie13
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

3.08/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

last of the 3 bottles acquired via trade! I saved this for last since the description on the bottle called a lot of attention to the coriander and grains of paradise. In short, the beer seemed unbalanced and the influence of the coriander and grains of paradise made this an average beer IMO.

Glad to have tried it but not a repeat brew for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2007 14:09:02 | More by barleywinebrewer
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meathookjones

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle courtesy of Tikkigodxxx. Pours a cloudy orange with a fluffy light tan head. Decent retention and streaks of lace are left around the glass. Fruits stand out quite a bit with apples and pears being most recognizable. Nice spicy earthy hop tones and a tad bit of yeastiness round out the aroma. Flavor starts with a bit of sweet fruitiness with more apples, a light pepperiness and earthy hops. Yeast is in the mix. Ends a bit dry with a fruity notes and spice. Lighter, crisp and clean mouthfeel and it is quite refreshing. Very drinkable stuff. Something I could have a few bottles of.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2005 12:16:04 | More by meathookjones
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soupyman10

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a foggy orange with a couple inches of frothy white head that leaves excellent lacing. Lots of junky yeast floating around. Nose is crazy sour. Fairly sweet caramel malt. A fair bit of spice as well. Taste is nice: lots of sourness first off, although not overpowering like the Bam Biere. Some cotton candy too. Very high carbonation, although it works well for the sourness. Good, medium body. A crazy-refreshing beer with an original unique flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2007 14:19:51 | More by soupyman10
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-05-2013 18:42:30 | More by Eighty
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-18-2014 00:00:20 | More by crbnfbr
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pknyc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-16-2012 11:43:08 | More by pknyc
Luciérnaga, The Firefly from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.