Luciérnaga, The Firefly | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
jollypumpkin.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
June

Added by putnam on 10-28-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,338
Reviews:
388
Ratings:
959
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
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72
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119
Trade:
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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bottle dated 4/2016:
Okay, I am under the assumption this beer, while a BPA, is not one that definitively should not be aged. I bought it as such from a respectable place, but I could be wrong. This beer has much yin and yang to me at its current age.

The look has a nearly cloudy, somewhat murky amber orange body. Yet, its head is a lovely near white, and doesn't leave the top of the beer throughout this ordeal.

The nose just jumps at me ax oxidized. There's a freshly opened bag of rubber balloon main scent here. Not appetizing. Behind this is a lemon vegetal note, and eventually a decent spice, earthy in general, nutmeg in nature particularly.

The taste has the same rubber balloon aspect, but it isn't as bad. The funky yeast isn't helping, I believe. The earthy spice may also be stepping on the opening, but at least they let up and become an interesting aspect by the end of the taste. There's a light lemon zest that accents the funk. Grains of Paradise seem obvious once I learn that's the spice I am getting. In general, this reminds me of an early fall lawn cleaning, with grass clippings and the first leaves of fall combining for a earthy, grassy tea base upon which there is some spice and funk added.

The oxidized nature was just too much for my enjoyment. I would suggest letting this one warm, as this aspect seemed to fade as I drank the beer. There's some interesting things going on, throughout, but they seem to come together a little better nearer cellar temps. I wonder how much different it would be without two years on it.

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3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Artisan (Rome). A bit hazy orange color with off-white head. Aroma has sweet candied fruits like apricots and tangerines with a light yeast funk. Taste starts with sweet and tart apricot, peach, tangerine but on the finish it gets quite bitter with herbal hop notes. Light to medium body and carbonation. A really well made beer with a good combination of tart, sweet and bitter flavors, all integrated gracefully.

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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle dated 2010. Poured into a snifter appears a clear copper color with an offwhite head that fades leaving patchcy lace.

The nose is grainy sweet with clove and spices and a hint of orange.

It tastes bitter and rindy with clove and almost has a hint of tea and orange zest as well.

This is light in body with effervescent carbonation. Overall pretty nice.

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.19/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
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4.16/5  rDev +3%
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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