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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:
#2,986
Reviews:
385
Ratings:
953
pDev:
10.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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69
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118
Trade:
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Ratings: 953 |  Reviews: 385
Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of buschbeer
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1 pt.9.4 fl.oz bottle
Served in a Jolly Pumpkin snifter
Bottled 03/11/14

It didn't quite gush after opening, but some white foam had reached the counter after I put the bottle opener away. Once I managed to pour it in my glass I could see that it is an opaque orange color. The head is mountainous and off-white in color and coats the sides of the glass.

It has a musty smell like an old basement. I also pick up on some citrus.

The taste starts out with the citrus, orange seems to be the prominent flavor. The dank, musty taste then moves in. It finishes with a slight bitterness.

Lively mouthfeel

This is a good beer from a great brewery. The cost is the only thing that keeps me from purchasing more bottles. That's why I go straight to the source on most trips to Ann Arbor.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmurray10
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wingman14
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange with frothy white head. The smell is spicy, with coriander and sweet notes. A very subtle hop comes through as well. The taste is spicy, with some yeast, and subtle hops as well. The bitterness comes in the end, and spices stay throughout aftertaste.
A medium-light beer, nice and smooth with great flavor balance. Overall a nice mix of flavor, done well, very enjoyable.

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Photo of Illinasia
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mgm54
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of safaricook
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle from 2011 that was still in excellent condition. This beer is not an assault on the senses it is rather a gentle complex composition of Belgian yeasts, spices and barnyard aromas. Would drink this again any time if it was more accessible.

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Photo of Keizerjl
4.59/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of chrismattlin
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danny1217
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JCPinOH
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thumperskibum
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of babaracas
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy glowing light orange, thick offwhite head, settles slowly to a big cap and rings of thick lace down the glass. Oh yeah, was a pretty serious gusher. Smell: floral, big not quite ripe nectarine, a little spice cake. Taste: peach and lemon, lightly acetic and herbal, more dry stone fruit and coriander, very lightly bready backing, finishing dry with more peach skin and lemon tea. Wee bit of goat cheese and woodiness, nice. Light-medium bodied with very creamy carbonation. Not a lot going on - very tasty and easy drinking though - it would have been great for the summer but this bottle stamped 3/14 just made it to local shelves.

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Photo of SackBlabbath
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PurpleDuck
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer. Though not the best example of a pale ale, in my opinion. The reason I think this beer stands out is that it has all the positive elements of a sour and pale ale but with none of the negatives.

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Photo of Bigdood33
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetChicken
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MarkQ617
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this poured into a pint glass. The color is a hazy golden yellow, with massive head and intense lacing. Flavor was unique, grains of paradise and passion fruit. Not much hoppiness for a pale, but I don't think that's what they're going for here. Aroma was sweet and enjoyable. Good stuff.

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

Luciérnaga, The Firefly from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 953 ratings
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