Review – Flying Fish ESB Ale
Flying Fish ESB Ale
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chilled pint glass.
This beer is very brown with several shades of orange and dark yellows. This bitter ale has excellent clarity and provided two full fingers of bubbly head and lace.
Smells of bread and biscuits. Very malty with an occasional whiff of alcohol mixed in.
Very bitter with a real nice bite to it. Sweet caramel flavors from the malts were cleverly hidden behind the 3 hop variety used in this brew.
The English Ale yeast helped give my mouth a sour feeling. The carbonation was excellent and left a nice bubbling texture on the tip of my tongue.
Being from New Jersey and living only 15-20 minutes from Flying Fish Brewery, I began to think that I was being biased in my love for these fine beers. However, the more and more I drank, the more affection I felt towards Flying Fish. I have been on their free Saturday brewery tours so many times that I could probably lead them if needed. Yet I still always find something new and interesting to learn when I go there. Nowadays, I hardly ever go to the beer store without grabbing some FF and you will never look in my beer fridge without seeing at least one variety.