Review – Flying Fish Farmhouse Summer Ale
Flying Fish Farmhouse Summer Ale 4.6% abv
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chilled pint glass.
One or two shades darker than your normal apple juice. Lots of white foamy, airy head with very large bubbles. Lace left behind after drinking.
The smell totally reminds me of a warm, sunny summer day. It is very crisp with vague hints of fresh fruit. Deeply tucked away are the hops if you smell for them.
Superb bitterness balanced with the crisp and refreshing malt. This beer is a little tart but is fresh and light enough to drink many in one sitting.
Decent carbonation leaves a favorable tangy feeling. Tiny amount of stickiness from the resiny hops.
I’ve been calling my local brew supply regularly for a month now to see if they had received this ale yet. Finally, yesterday I stopped in to buy a gift card for a friend and sure enough, cases a plenty stood before me. I was lucky to get some free tastes during Philly Beer Week at the source but had to wait an entire month before I could put some in my beer fridge. I really love this beer and it is perfect for a hot day when you need a cold one. I like to drink a few after mowing the lawn or doing garden work.