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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Firefly is our lightest offering at Jackie Os. We like to refer to it as our gateway ale. Introducing macro drinkers to this beer has proved to be effective in converting them into craft beer drinkers. Seasoned craft beer drinkers also admire the drinkability and soft but wide rage of flavors embedded within this Amber ale. A fusion of Maris Otter, Belgian Pilsen, and American 2-row provide an interesting and complex malty base for this refreshing ale. Lightly roasted malt gives Firefly a biscuit-like finish. Carefully selected hops provide an herbal and mildly citrus aroma and flavor.

ABV: 5%
2013 ABV: 4.5%

Malt: American 2-row, Maris Otter, Pilsen, White Wheat, Special Roast, Cara 8

Hops: Hallertau, Athantum, Cascade


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (2304) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2016
I'm not a big fan of hoppy amber ales, so this one isn't doing much for me. But it's decent all the same. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (1273) - - JUN 8, 2016
on tap at the Winking Lizard in Colombus, OH; clear, amber color; a well balanced amber ale; bready malt and floral hops; mediumm bodied

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (856) - Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2016
Amber pour from a can big off white head. Biscuit aroma. Distinct Amber al flavors, biscuitty malt with a nice, but subtle hop character doe balance (mild bittering and hints of pine). Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2016
12 oz. Can thanks to Matt B! Canned 2/10/2016. Clear copper color, thin head. Aroma is toffee, biscuit, mild weak citrus hops. No surprise with the flavor. Just as the aroma tells me. Lighter body, weak bitterness to balance the toffee. Ok, just an Amber ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3737) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Can. It poured a hazy copper color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, caramel, herbs and grassy hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with some grainy malts, grass, hay, citrus and some bitterness. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1823) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2015
12 oz can purchased as part of a six at the Meijer in Westerville. Jackie Os Firefly Amber pours a mostly clear amber with a full head of white bubbles. Nose is a good deal of caramelized malts, roasted cereal and grain. Taste is a little more balanced than the aroma would lead one to believe. Nicely roasted malts play nicely with floral hops. Body is medium. a decent, if slightly unusual amber ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9620) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2015 I like the differences in this toasty and biscuit amber, but at the end of the day, it still doesnt stand out. OK, but a one timer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. Ive been to Jackie Os many, many times and tried many, many beers, but this one along with most of their normal lineup have been overshadowed and forgotten during my trips. Thus, this is my first real endeavor into the usual. 3.0 A: Mildly hazed copper amber color. One and a half fingers of frothy off white head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left. 3.75 S: This smells like I want amber ales to smell like. Big toastiness up in the forefront with sweet caramel malts playing an almost as powerful supporting role. Grassy hops and a touch of earth to round it out. 3.25 T: The taste is good, but it lacks power and needs a stronger malt base. Toastiness, caramel, and grassy hops again, just not enough. 3.25 M: The mouthfeel is also lacking. Light to lighter medium body. Very lightly creamy. Needs more body and creaminess. 3.25 D: Its decent enough, but Im not surprised that no one has ever said, "Here try this," while I was at JOs drinking much more interesting beers. ★ 1,041 characters DavoleBomb, Mar 28, 2014

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2015
9/24/2015: Amber in color, but ths beer is just another beer for me with nothing really standing out other than a floral hoppiness and dull flavor overall that I just dont care about. Draught at R.P. McMurphys Pub in Cincinnati, Ohio.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agl108 (1039) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2015
12 oz. can. Poured a slightly hazy amber. Almost flat appearing. Sweet caramel, earthy, toasted malt, light grass. Under carbonated.


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