Luciernaga (The Firefly) – Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (Dexter, MI, USA)

Luciernaga (The Firefly) – Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, 6.5% ABV – 1pt 9.4fl.oz., (Dexter, MI, USA)

On the front label:

“The Firefly, an artisan pale ale brewed in the Grand Cru tradition. Enjoy its golden effervescence and gentle hop aroma. Coriander and Grains of Paradise round out the spicy palate, melting o so softly into a silken finish of hoppiness and bliss! Make any season a celebration!”

  • My Rating: B
  • Why I like it: reminds me of a beer & fresh pressed apple juice
  • Where I got it: Firefly
  • How much: $16 (after 10%), Dec 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Tasting notes: pours cloudy orange-brown, decent creamy head, lots of active CO2 streams. Sweet malts and apple on the nose. A burst of fresh pressed unfiltered fresh pressed apple juice, creamy mouth feel, light bitter hops and sweet (7/10) malts, hints of orange, coriander, and grapefruit. Finishes medium sour tangy and mild barnyard. Medium-high complexity, Med depth, great transitions, good carry, great drinkability.