First post of the new year, currently sitting in my favourite local with a couple of pints of the new seasonal from the local brewery. Like pretty much all of McMullens beers this comes as a very attractive pint with a full fluffy white head.
It is a lovely light golden brown bitter, quite fruity flowery tang on the first sip. It remains a lovely looking pint to the last drop as well. Looks do count in my world whether it is a oily stout which has just a thin lace around the glass to the last or a bitter with a fluffy head, these details count towards my enjoyment of a beer.
Firefly for me is a refreshing bitter, light and thirst quenching with a pleasantly fruity favour which doesn't overwhelm the beer. However it does have a weird smell, fruity sour which is no reflection on the taste of the beer, the same brewery did Beerberry last year as a seasonal which was an awful fruit beer and that had this smell too. A minor bad point for a lovely light session beer.
It is very easy drinking and when I was on my first pint without knowledge of it's ABV and I would probably put this at 3.2, and I was proven wrong at 4%.
Ah well I need to improve my beer-fu this year.