Firefly Amber Ale - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by DeFaz:
3.51/5 rDev +2.3%
Appearance: Arrived in a can with interesting artwork, but the beer pours an uninteresting color unlike what I hope for in an amber ale with a short head.
Smell: Malt and a touch of citrus from the hops along with some grain. Less sweet smelling than most amber ales.
Taste: Malt largely overpowers the hops, as is typical for the style, but nothing really stands out as far as being "unique" as the can advertises. It tastes OK.
Mouthfeel: Thin/medium bodied, carbonation is average. The beer goes down very, very easy .
Overall: For an amber ale the ABV is on the lower end of the spectrum and it is thin, but the beer also some pretty good flavors too. In fact, it's odd to find a beer that is so thin and has such a low ABV that has as much flavor as this does. However, I can't say it tastes spectacular by an means. It makes for a decent session beer.
09-03-2013 23:34:17 | More by DeFaz
More User Reviews:
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
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
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.
The taste follows suit with a little more strength. There's a bit of a tea-like herbal note also underlying that wasn't found so much in the nose.
This beer is medium-bodied with an even, balanced feel. It had a modicum of both crispness and smoothness.
08-12-2013 20:12:32 | More by Brenden
3.6/5 rDev +5%
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.
10-20-2013 00:30:46 | More by WoodBrew
Firefly Amber Ale from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.