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Flying Fish ESB Amber Ale

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
This ESB is a classic British extra special bitter made fresh with an American slant. A beautiful copper color with an amber head, this classic style features five different malts, including imported English malts, and three hop varieties. The rich malty start features caramel notes that develop into a smooth, pleasurable hop finish.

Malts: Two-Row Pale, Munich, Aromatic, and English Medium Crystal
Hops: Columbus, Fuggles, UK Kent Goldings
Yeast: Chico
Original Gravity: 14.3 Plato

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jzman99 (5) - USA - JUL 8, 2002 does not count
Loved it, Can’t get enough, Blows away any other ESB I’ve tasted

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2003
One of my favorite Brewery's. This beer has a copper color and has a amber head. Very good. Its malty and hoppy, but well balanced between the both. It is a pleasant beer to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dthmtldgn (32) - barrington, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2004
a very drinkable beer, despite its bitterness. i am beginning to really like this brewery, everything they put out has not only been very drinkable, but very tasteful and pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2003
a sweet feeling esb. Hopps very noticible but with a sweet undertone. golden amber, bone head. A very tasty sweet ESB. I love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2003
(bottled). Reddish copper color and brilliantly clear. Caramelly aroma with the faintest hint of roasted or chocolate malt and a light floral hoppiness. Lots of malt leads the attack on this medium-bodied gem, fruity esters and hop flavors accompany the assertive bitterness that balances the malt perfectly. The finish is smooth and lingers elegantly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2003
An amber ale that pours with a nice head. This beer looks good in a glass. Some malt on the nose. You can feel some body in. Taste wise it starts out with a nice malt flavor which is quickly balanced by hop bitterness, but it is not overly so. This is a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2000
A rather unusually caramel-tasting bitter, but quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Very good Hop/Malt balance. Nicely caramelized malt flavor. Very fresh hop flavor. Aroma not very strong, but clean. Good head retention.One of the best domestic ESB examples available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2001
i was expecting to hate this beer because i am nowhere near hop-head status. i was pleasantly surprised. granted, if the beer is supposed to be quite bitter then it would be a disappointment. dark golden--almost reddish, in color. creamily frothed head, sort of a vanilla/apple aroma and flavor. only a slight bitter aftertaste. i quite liked this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4187) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2002
On draught. Fruity hops and sugary malt aroma, apple cider. Thin veil of head, laced, off-white on tan-amber clear liquid. Light medium carb, silky, medium body. Nice balance of malt sweetness and bitter hops. Mild bitter/nutty after like an alt. A little milder than most bitters but very enjoyable. Even my wife like it.

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