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Firefly Amber Ale - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 06-07-2010)
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.34/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

03-28-2014 23:06:03 | More by DavoleBomb
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.6/5  rDev +5%

Very nice to see Jackie O's offerings in the can, I picked up a six of the Firefly Amber and their honey nut brown ale. I've had one of their stellar sours once before, this pours a rich glowing amber just slightly hazed beautiful cream colored head full sturdy carbonation with fine bubbles building into a textured head. Aroma has just a touch of some earthy grapefruit hops, semi perceived sweetness, with bready malt notes. Pretty light on my nares, let's see how it tastes...balanced rolling amber ale. The malts aren't sticky or heavy with sweetness actually finishes quite dry, grapefruit peel, earthy hop additions form into a really nice drinkable amber ale nothing more nothing less don't expect fireworks. Expect really drinkable solidly made beer in cans from an adventurous brewer none for his mad scientist casks and sours. Light to medium bodied even flowing carbonation ample bitterness from the hops leaves for a nice dry aftertaste. Overall experience is a good one, but I can't wait to see some distribution of some of their more adventurous beers!!!

08-13-2013 20:57:55 | More by WVbeergeek
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chinchill

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3.43/5  rDev 0%

Undated 12 oz. can of Firefly Amber Ale served in a snifter.

Pours a slightly hazy, deep red-amber with an attractive bone-colored head. The head has good retention and leaves small spots of sticky lacing.

Rather ordinary aroma excepting the notably higher (and earthy/herbal) hop level, but the flavor is more complex and rich than a typical amber. Compared to average, this amber also has a hoppier finish and a a touch less sweet.

Feel: Crisp, medium carbonation. Relatively dry for style.

O: A fine session beer or, as the brewer claims, transitional beer for those used to adjunct lagers.

09-20-2013 21:36:03 | More by chinchill
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.71/5  rDev +8.2%

Beer #13 8/9/13

Amber is the color, well suited for the style. A thick white head grows over a finger tall, takes a long time to fall, and remains in some form until the glass is empty. Lacing is left in pretty high volume.
The nose starts off a little muted but does open with time. Floral and citrus hops add a little bit earth and even a little spiciness. Breads, cracker and toffee make up the maltier aspect.
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This beer is medium-bodied with an even, balanced feel. It had a modicum of both crispness and smoothness.

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Jackie O's Amber is a tasty beer. The beer pours a clear light amber with thin white head that is leaving a lace. The scent is typical of most amber....slight biscuit. The taste is a nice balanced amber easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid sessionable beer.

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Firefly Amber Ale from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.