O'Hanlons Firefly Bitter
Hanlons Brewery

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Style:
Bitter - English
ABV:
3.7%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.23 | pDev: 6.19%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
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Hanlons Brewery
 
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bark from Sweden

3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is dark amber; the liquid is clear. The low beige head sinks slowly down to a thin lid.

The smell is mild. Some hints of yeast and mixed fruits.

The taste is sweet with fruity notes (green apples) and a dry chemical touch of baking soda. The short aftertaste is somewhat sweet with sour fruit-notes and a very low bitterness.

The carbonation is low with small smooth bubbles. The liquid is smooth.

This is a light and refreshing ordinary bitter with an interesting (yet very mild) hoppy finish.

Jun 18, 2009
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wl0307 from England

3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted by half-pint at my local JDW pub, the Half Moon, East End London.

A: transluscent amber hue, light and thin white head settles fast to a thin carpet of foam; low carbonated.
S: mildly apple-ish and peachy aromatic fruits come alongwide a richer note of malts--caramel, sugar, thick honey... as it breathes the fragrant side of hops gradually tunes up, slightly like Cascade. But overall a good backbone of malts retains.
T: a lightly spicy and fragrant hop flavour underlined by mildly honeyish malts, leading towards an intensifying biscuity and semi-rich texture at the back. Bitter-sweet malty finish with a faintly sour kick and overly limited entry of hop aftertaste and bitterness--pity.
M&D: extremely soft mouthfeel, medium-bodied, flavour gearing towards the malty theme but with clear input from fragrant hops; the down side of this beer lies in its low hop impact on the palate as against the nose, and the carbonation is a touch too smooth to qualify as a session bitter. All in all, it doesn't sparkle, but remains a comfortable drink (for half-pint) all the same.

Aug 28, 2006
O'Hanlons Firefly Bitter from Hanlons Brewery
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 3 ratings