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ESB Amber Ale - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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ESB Amber AleESB Amber Ale

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241 Ratings

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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-20-2001

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Ratings: 241 | Reviews: 144
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from (brief) notes taken on 9/20/2011.

Poured a one-finger head, quickly disappearing. Pretty solid malt profile, some fruit-like undertones. Finishing bitterness is pretty understated. Good, not great.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a clear copper color with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly diminishing down to a thin film with a small collar, thus producing poor spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a sweet bread malt and an earthy yeast with a note of caramel and a touch of dark fruit (cherries and plums).

The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a good dose of caramel throughout, with the finish being slightly fruity and lightly bitter yet still possessed a rather nice sweetness. The flavor only lasted a short while following the swallow, with a nice fruity malty taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was a step or two above light in body with a slightly watery texture and a somewhat mild carbonation.

Overall this was a pretty decent ESB that had a slight bitter ending, a sweet caramel middle and a very good drinkability...


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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent ESB-type.

Pale amber, it has a medium-small off-white head slowly shrinking.

Aroma is dry bread crust, caramelised, with hint of earth; yeastiness, hint of jam and faint chocolate milk.

Taste is nice jammy-juicy-woody-piny-bready-minerally character, balanced firm bitterness and sweetness, fruitiness with strong toasted bread aftertaste. It has a dryish finish. It's lively, engaging, zesty, very enjoyable.

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ESB Amber Ale from Flying Fish Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.