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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
Photo of claspada
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.

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of jnardone235
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of bluckbeyes
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Oakenator
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jethroe
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of RoryOMoore
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Brushkanna
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of goblue3509
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of 1p5v
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of TeamAlphaDoG
1/5  rDev -71.6%

Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of abcramer
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is malty, some caramel. Taste is malts, up front, a touch of caramel, hops are present at the finish, well balanced. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Photo of Bobhoya
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of frank12
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of Ryanc23
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of JimKal
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into a pint glass

Pours a hazy amber with a one finger head. A nice looking ESB.

Aroma is not pronounced.

Taste is quite smooth. Works very well with food as it won't overpower your meal but complement it. It ends on a slight bitter note but not over pronounced.

Mouthfeel is OK.

If you like ESBs, and I do, this is not a bad one to pick up.

Photo of Tafern
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of sweisel80
4/5  rDev +13.6%

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