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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
(can) clear amber colour with a small tan head; aromas of citrus, bread; dry, bit mineral flavour with a long medium bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Can: (4.5% ABV) Hazy amber-brown with a frothy beige head. Scent is earthy, leafy, toasted malt. Taste is slightly woody/nutty....a little bittering. Toffee malt. Not bad, a little dull, overall, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2352) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Another can from the same recent trade. A little less entertaining here but still sessionable and drinkable. A little thin but you definitely get some toffee and caramel malt working. Slight grass hops but faint again. Finish is earthy and grassy. Ok but not incredibly exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vlan1 (154) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Drank from can as cans were intended. Slightly sweet bread smell. Solid but not malty backbone with a fair grassy/ piney hop presence. Thin mouthfeel. Refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
(12oz can) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of pine, grass, caramel, and herbs. Flavor of caramel, grass, biscuit, florals, and pine with a moderately dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2212) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2014
12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, toast, biscuit, wheat, floral, grass, herbal, light honey, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, toast, biscuit, floral, grass, herbal, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice complexity and robustness of hop and malt flavors; with a nice hop/malt flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a nice session amber ale. Good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4133) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2013
12oz can. Slightly hazy orange-red body, some tiny floaties. Big frothy head. I’m not so keen on the aroma, but it is really not so bad, just your classic cherry tinged amber malt. A lot better to sip on that to sniff at. Nice medium body, very clean and drinkable, while displaying some interesting specialty malt tones. Balanced, easy going beer. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnoble (1214) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours hazy amber with a lasting head. Nose is sticky malts, caramels, toffee citrus, heady hops, and a touch of smoke. Flavor is toffee, toasty, bready, citrus, flowery. Full complex malt profile that seems to work well. Finishes with pungent bitterness. Pretty solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3666) - - DEC 29, 2013
Hazy amber. Bread and crystal malt. Maris flavor with some earthy hops. Nice and malty. Medium body with residual sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (999) - 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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