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ESB Amber Ale - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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ESB Amber AleESB Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

232 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-20-2001)
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Reviews by Ego:
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Ego

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3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on the sixer it says "amber ESB ale".. so I am guessing it isnt meant to be a pure ESB in the 'Fuller's ESB' sense.

eyeballin....
nice clean looking amber hue, good carbonation action, good white head, nothing spectacular but nothing overtly bad either

nosin...
hard to detect hop florals, coffeeish tone but more like a sweet coffee not expresso etc, like the look, nothing bowling you over but good nonetheless

buds and tongue surf...
a bit more carbonated feeling than traditional ESBs, not much bitter to back up the "B", almost a mild chewing gum flavor in the aftertaste (pleasant) The bitters pronounce a little more down into the pint..but still not much. It has a nice dry/crisp finish.

verdict:
a very pleasant and enjoyable beer but not really a good representation of the style. it's tasty and I would get it with food out at a restaurant for sure.. probably cajun food or the like would go nicely paired with this brew. If you are looking for any sort of bitter flavor, don't look here.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2005 04:22:52 | More by Ego
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ESB Amber Ale from Flying Fish Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.