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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Firefly is our lightest offering at Jackie O’s. 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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Can received in a trade with awlcordell. Hazy dingy gold amber. A nice beige head. This is really pleasant. Some nice complex fruit that includes pitted varieties. Just a bit of bitterness from hops that also bring citrus. Gobs of fruit and it is sometimes like drinking fruit juice. I am not sure it is an amber ale but that doesn’t really matter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2245) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Toffee colored pour. Big off white head. Plenty of lacing. Big malty aroma. Some caramel. Taste is the same.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shot (141) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
From a can. Pours copper with a thick white head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel apple. Flavors are brown sugar, caramel, nutty tones, slight herbal notes, and bready tones. Dry finish. This is a really nice amber ale. Dry, nutty and bready. I’d definitely have this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (1012) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Can as an extra in a trade...Thanks! Poured into a snifter at home. Hzy deep amber color with a quickly disappearing two finger head. Aroma is bread, cereal, sticky hops, slight sweet pine, and candy. The taste is overall good, but seems to be a little unbalanced. It has a good caramel malt backbone but the hops are very straight bitter. Slight metallic taste. Overall not a bad Amber Ale. Medium to light body moderate carb.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (444) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
On tap. Cooper color with one finger head. Light citrus and biscuit aroma. Light flavor with a little citrus. Thin palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1330) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
12 oz can (4.5% ABV) poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Hazy golden orange to amber with a finger of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, light tropical fruit, caramel, candied sugar, sweet biscuit. Tastes of citrus, biscuit, wheat, slight sweet malt. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, juicy mouthfeel. Tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1223) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
12 oz. can, thanks to Treebute! Pours a nice, clear, copper color with a small, foamy, beige head. The aroma is resin, pine sap, sourdough bread, and peanuts. Sweet and bready, with a significant, resinous bitterness. Light to medium body, sticky, and astringent. Overall, this is not a very pleasant beer. The aroma is a little dank, and the flavor is overly, and unpleasantly, bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krittenhouse (18) - Shelby, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Copper in color with a decent head that faded fast. Citrus in smell with an okay initial taste. Good for a hot day but not memorable enough for me to have another.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (1863) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Can: Thanks, Jeff. Hazy, obscure amber (go figure) body with a burnt beige, silky film that wafts towards the edges of the glass in moments. Aroma of buttery toast, tame Munich malt, earthy, almost English-type hoppage, & a touch of vague fruitiness that I was never able to pin down. Slightly metallic taste, perhaps a touch astringent with more caramel & Munich maltiness, dusty & dirty hops, earthy leaves. Slightly aggressive, hoppy finish, I guess at least more so than you’d expect from a little amber ale like this. Crisp, light bodied. Decent, but nothing more. A little heavy on the metallic notes in the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1887) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2014
Can from Budz! Aroma is moderately hoppy, slightly peppery. No idea what this looks like, drank out the can! Taste is initially sweet that quickly gives way to a moderate bitterness and some great toasty flavors, almost crusty, but short of burnt or roasted. Very complex maltiness but doesn’t fill you up, drying but not astringent finish. quite good. would repeat for sporting events much and more.


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