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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
81
good

239 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

kjkinsey, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of B967ierhunter177
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.

B967ierhunter177, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of jnardone235
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
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.

facundoCNB, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of bluckbeyes
3/5  rDev -14.8%

bluckbeyes, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Oakenator
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.

Oakenator, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +13.6%

WDJersey, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of jethroe
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

jethroe, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

RoryOMoore, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

hockeyfighter19, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Brushkanna
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Brushkanna, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of goblue3509
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

goblue3509, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of 1p5v
4/5  rDev +13.6%

1p5v, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of TeamAlphaDoG
1/5  rDev -71.6%

TeamAlphaDoG, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Gww1864, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of abcramer
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

abcramer, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

tone77, May 25, 2012
Photo of Bobhoya
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Bobhoya, May 16, 2012
Photo of frank12
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

frank12, May 04, 2012
Photo of Ryanc23
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Ryanc23, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of JimKal
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

JimKal, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of Tafern
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Tafern, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of sweisel80
4/5  rDev +13.6%

sweisel80, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of alwaysintense
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

alwaysintense, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
ESB Amber Ale from Flying Fish Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.