Firefly Amber Ale - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by Bung:
3.1/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Picked up at Jackie O's with some grumbling.
Very light amber pour, just a thin layer of white head.
Aroma has some mild malt, leather, herbal tea.
Taste is a little more assertive. Malt, toffee with a balancing herbal treacle, tea, some earthy peat and hay.
This drinks really easy, but is pretty thin. Carbonation maybe just a bit low as well. It's fine, just very middle of the road. Reminds me a bit more of a low carbonation Kolsch almost.
Serving type: growler
06-06-2011 01:37:02 | More by Bung
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3.46/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Very much average AA. Kind of a cloudy Golden. Not bad by any stretch, but for that matter, not overly memorable. Taste lacked a little bit and had a stale aftertaste despite being fresh and recently tapped. Worth a try but nothing more. There are much better AAs out there.
Serving type: on-tap
04-05-2014 21:23:41 | More by Seanem44
3.34/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
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.
Serving type: can
03-28-2014 23:06:03 | More by DavoleBomb
3.68/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: can
01-27-2014 22:42:02 | More by superspak
3.48/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Snagged a bottle of this for $1.99 from Vintage Estate. Going in knowing this is a session amber with mild hop bitterness.
A - Very nice carbonation giving me a 1/4 inch of opaque colored head atop of a great orange brown hue beer. Looks great.
S - Mild toasted malts, some crust bread and a nice bouquet of herbal hop clusters,
T - Very hoppy and bitter but in an herbal way. Kind of unbalanced and un enjoyable like biting into a lemon rind. Where I smelled toasted malt or sweet malts is barley transitioned into the taste.
M - Watery enough to make it easy to sip/chug. Light to medium.
Overall it is light enough to session but the hops/malts could use a little more tweaking to achieve a better harmony. I could see why the rating of this is so low.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2014 00:32:39 | More by DrDemento456
Firefly Amber Ale from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.