Flying Fish ESB

Flying Fish ESB

Rated 3.434 by BeerPals

Brewed by Flying Fish Brewing Company

Cherry Hill, NJ, United States

Style:  Extra Special Bitter

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 326 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank4619
Overall Percentile91.4
Style Rank52 of 735
Style Percentile92.9
Lowest Score2.3
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.506
Weighted Score3.434
Standard Deviation0.660

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18 Member Reviews

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  • TONE77 221 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a light brown color. Smell is malty, caramel. Taste is malts up front, some caramel ,hops kicking in at the finish, well balanced. Overall a good quality beer.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Found this to be something in between an ESB and an Amber. Lacking the "bitter" in the ESB...so basically mild on the hops. Clean mouthfeel with fresh hop finish, but the balance is leaning towards the malts (mainly caramel). Light to medium brown-orangish appearance. Making my rounds of sampling Flying Fish....so I'd say this is about average. So far, their Abbey Dubbel is the one that I return to. May get this again, but wouldn't really miss it if I didn't.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    a decent (slightly better than average) esb. clean, well balanced with some citrus notes and a discernable hop bitterness atop a very slight malt fruitiness. a nice enough session ale.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A muddy amber colored beer. A small frothy textured off white head rises briefly above. Not much hang time on this one. And no lacing. A sweet caramel malt and subtle grassy hop nose on this one. The tasting pretty much follows suit. A light to light medium body with a tingling on the tongue and creamy feel. Overall drinkable.

  • MDSMITH 222 reviews
    rated 3.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This was a good beer. Very smooth going down with a slight hoppiness in the aftertaste. I could definitely drink a couple more of these, but it isn't the best of the ESBs either. Definitely worth a shot.

  • WILLBLAKE 934 reviews
    rated 3.4 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 6

    01.29.05 12oz bottle. Amber-brown pour; large, fading head. Looks like it should, I think. Aromas are biscuity, light grassiness, fresh bread; flavors incorporate these plus a big dose of caramel. Decent beer that doesn’t get boring, yet not too thrilling either.

  • FOZAPD 474 reviews
    rated 3.5 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I had Flying Fish ESB at the Flying Fish Brewery. It poured a dark golden color with a small white head. The taste was smooth with citrus notes. Hops were a little light, but overall not bad.

  • DANSTING 528 reviews
    rated 4.3 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Poured a clear copper color with a nice, large white head that lasted a while. Very nice malty aroma. Nice citrusy taste to it. Nice bitter aftertaste. Pretty good beer.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.3 19 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 8

    Medium amber color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and biscuity with a touch of cinnamon. A medium bodied ESB. Malts are sweet and nutty. Hops are sort of mild for an ESB, there is still some bitterness going on but its kind of subdued. Somewhat sweet. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.8 19 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Poured nice golden color with little head and little lacing. Had nice full taste with a sweet citrusy taste with a nice balanced bitter hop finish. I was surprised, this was pretty good.

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