BuckeyeBoy (7510) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2016
12oz can pours out a copper color topped with a sand head. Nose is biscuit malts some toffee sweetness. Taste is more of the malty notes and a nice sweetness. fluffy (2472) - 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.
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on tap at the Winking Lizard in Colombus, OH; clear, amber color; a well balanced amber ale; bready malt and floral hops; mediumm bodied Maxbier (950) - 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.
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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
jandd1983 (4270) - 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. Panzuriel (2199) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2015
12 oz can purchased as part of a six at the Meijer in Westerville. Jackie O’s 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. slowrunner77 (11911) - 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 doesn’t stand out. OK, but a one timer. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. I’ve been to Jackie O’s 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: It’s decent enough, but I’m not surprised that no one has ever said, "Here try this," while I was at JO’s drinking much more interesting beers.
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DavoleBomb, Mar 28, 2014 shigadeyo (3730) - 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 don’t care about. Draught at R.P. McMurphy’s Pub in Cincinnati, Ohio.