bhensonb (12173) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Oak Tree. Pours amber with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma of burnished malt, floral, and perhaps a hint of diacetyl. Perhaps. Med body. Flavor is malt, floral hop, and something suggesting butterscotch. It is certainly more bitter than not. Nothing really wrong here, it just doesn’t make any strong statements.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, grainy, and somewhat vegetal with notes of honey, caramel/pale, hay. Flavor shows the same with a hint of cardboard.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
You can definitely see similarities in these Flying Fish beers when sampled at one seating. This one isn’t too bad although I can’t say I thought it was too good either. Wet leaves, cardboard, light citrus, caramel, but honestly not much of an aroma. Murky brown color with a thin head that doesn’t stick around at all. The flavor shows a toasted caramel with some fruity hops. Light bitterness in the finish. It’s simple but drinkable enough.
VAYankee (334) - Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light copper body with a white head. Sweet aroma with some hops faintly in the background. Mild malty, sweet flavor. Mild dry, malt finish.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a bad beer, just a typical Flying Fish product that lacks any biteto it. Drinkable, weak for an amber ale.
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy amber with a two finger wide white head. Fairly good lacing and well carbonated. Aroma is of caramel, honey, and slight citrus/hops. Flavor is much more hoppy than the aroma, slight sweetness in the finish. Light bodied, dry.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Fredericksburg, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a thin tan head that disappears very quickly. Aroma of caramel, toffee, earthy hops and a faint bit of toastiness. The taste is bitter hops, green apple, citrus, apricots, caramel, a faint bit ot toastiness and wet paper. Medium bodied.
obguthr (4451) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barley malt nose with honey accents. Clear amber, medium head. Drinks like it smells, but with more a honey presence.Dried leaves also prominent. I wasn’t sure I smelled honey, but the palate confirms it. Pretty nicely done and is exactly what one would expect from an American amber ESB. Better than an ordinary amber.
Leafs93 (1840) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours burnt orange with a white head. Aroma is caramel, florals and toast. Taste is sweet with a light bitter finish. Light mouthfeel makes this easy to drink. Overall this is good for sessions as it is not to complex but has enough going on to make it interesting.
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a cloudy medium copper with a light white head that only rises about a finger but is gone right away. Lacing is ok.
The aroma is super sweet with lots of apricots, and a little notes of toffee and nuttiness.
This beer is actually pretty complex. It starts off pretty sweet, a big hit of candied sugar, like a Belgian. Then a hint of tye. After the sugar its pretty dead, then as you awallow you get a slight bitter finish.
The feel is ok, a little on the light side without much on the palate.