Flying Fish has been around since 1995 and has grown into a major player in the craft beer market in New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic states over the years. It has continued to grow and is now offering its brews in most states. Up for review today is their Onshore Lager. You can read past Flying Fish reviews by clicking here.
Before we get into the beer itself, let me just say that this can is what summer is all about. The art is a path to the beach, dunes dotted with beach grass on both sides, and a welcoming ocean in the distance. I’d buy this beer just for the can.
Okay, now for the beer. Onshore Lager pours a clear gold. Thousands of tiny bubbles can be seen rushing to the white, foamy head. The head stood two fingers tall at its height. The aroma featured grain, malt, and a little hops. There is a note of sweetness as well in the nose.
The taste follows the nose. You get the malts, grains and cereals, a tiny hint of sweetness and then a little hops with a crisp, clean finish that is also a little dry. The lager is on the lighter side of medium in body with adequate carbonation. The beer laced the glass beautifully and a slight foam sat on top of the beer throughout the process.
Overall, this is a good beer. It has a good balance to it. Nothing really sticks out as being great or bad. This is a beer you can drink all day at any time and be comfortable and at 4.9% ABV it is a great summer beer. Though I wouldn’t mind drinking this any time of year. This is just a solid, enjoyable beer. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from this beer will be donated to clean water efforts so that’s a nice bonus. I would definitely drink this beer again.