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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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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-10-2013 19:28:41 | More by twenty5
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-08-2013 00:29:18 | More by cadaugherty
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rcbuckman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-28-2013 00:59:10 | More by rcbuckman
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-23-2013 19:00:43 | More by thampel09
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brheuer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13.6%

03-17-2013 21:17:03 | More by brheuer
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Squidly

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-06-2013 23:49:48 | More by Squidly
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-10-2013 04:18:13 | More by rorjets
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gr0g

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 00:51:33 | More by gr0g
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-06-2013 19:41:20 | More by LarryMyers
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-29-2012 03:28:33 | More by ssimpson89
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trplx81

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-12-2012 18:07:48 | More by trplx81
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

12-07-2012 15:20:46 | More by Damian74Shensky
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-18-2012 19:28:55 | More by kwa357
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-06-2012 17:08:35 | More by cfalovo97
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KajII

North Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -17.6%
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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Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 16:21:49 | More by KajII
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Offa

California

4.43/5  rDev +25.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 23:49:04 | More by Offa
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claspada

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper-amber color with only a thin, white head which leaves minimal lacing.

Aromas begin with lightly sweet pale maltiness and delicately toasted white bready maltiness. As it warms you get some underlying fruit esters of dried apricots, a pinch of lemon peel and some light earthiness (hops?).

The tastes begin with pale, toasted, bready maltiness and some increasing toffee and honey candy sweetness. As it warms you once again get the fruity accents of ripe apricot but also some lemony citrus. Earthy hoppiness adds a soft, balancing bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-plus carbonation. Finish si slighly sweet but ultimately dry.

Overall while this is not the most true to style ESB you will find, it's tasty, easy-drinking, and decent enough to warrent a sample. Can't hold a candle to British examples and probably a bit too malty even for Americanized examples.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 19:05:45 | More by claspada
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-11-2012 01:57:51 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-08-2012 22:35:22 | More by kjkinsey
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear copper color with no head or lace. The aroma is of caramel and mild grapefruit and bread crust. The flavor has grapefruit and caramel notes with a good balance of malt sweetness and hoppiness. It's mouthfeel is medium. Flying Fish ESB Amber Ale is a good beer, balanced and refreshing. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 01:38:00 | More by B967ierhunter177
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

09-03-2012 02:52:31 | More by jnardone235
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a nice amber pour (clean) with 2 fingers of off-white head (dissipated). smells fruity (raspberry), malty sweet, bready.
taste is slightly bitter up front then very sweet, bready, fruity. a very nice session ale. light to medium body, slightly creamy.. this and climax's esb are probably my 2 go-to's of local stuff. wish it were a bit hoppier/slightly less fruity, but it seriously goes down so easy that it's hard to complain.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 20:28:57 | More by facundoCNB
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3/5  rDev -14.8%

08-14-2012 05:55:27 | More by bluckbeyes
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden brown and slightly cloudy. Minimal head that disappates quickly. Smell on this one is almost stale - kind of reminiscent of a wet cardboard box. Thankfully the taste is good for this style of beer. It is bitter with a hint of some malt for a tad deeper flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 21:58:11 | More by Oakenator
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-27-2012 17:00:56 | More by WDJersey
ESB Amber Ale from Flying Fish Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.