Vicious Circle Amber Ale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Vicious Circle Amber AleVicious Circle Amber Ale

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 7.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: twelveinches on 11-03-2013)
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Reviews by Fatehunter:
Photo of Fatehunter
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours two fingers of head on a hazy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is tropical fruit forward (mango and pineapple) with some pine and grapefruit in the background.
The taste is nicely balanced. Some pineapple sweetness, a bite of lemon bitterness in the middle and finishes on a little honey sweet note.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It has great balance in both smell and flavor.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BurdockBoy
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TheSamKuehn
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of deansellers
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of KlayWey
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mralphabet
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of tylerhw
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Mojo
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> Dogfish Head snifter

A - pours up ruby red with a light tan two finger head, good retention and good lacing.

S - grains, dark fruit, earthy notes, grass

T - not overly sweet with a dry finish that has a bit of pine to it.

M - thin without much carbonation, not much of an aftertaste

O - take it or leave it, typical amber, not bad, not good.

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of brutusmuktuk
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is indeed a classic shade of amber. Decent foam in the tall Blanche de Chambly glass, and plenty of spritziness on the tongue.

Mild and beery. Modest maltiness with a bitter tinge, but not really hoppy. I'd call it a Blonde named Amber. The best feature is a warm cereal taste that reminds me of a malty Wheat Ale. No hard edges anywhere on this. LIght and frothy with caramel hints. Fortunately this is on the dry side.

This is decent enough for a quick gulp. Still, wouldn't you rather have an average Pilsner, or a light Saison, or a crisp Extra Pale ale? I don't see much future in this Amber style. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at the Fishbowl restaurant in Everett.

Photo of BastardKing24
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%

Pours a deep amber color with lacing left behind. Little head to speak of.

Smell is malty, biscuity, not much else. Smells like an average amber.

Taste is very clean, much better than flat tire. slight bitterness, but mostly malty and light.

Mouthfeel is about average. medium carb and light feel.

Nothing to rave about, but it has its place as a local brew here in OR that can satisfy the average beer drinker, not for snobs.

Photo of SurferEric
3.97/5  rDev +12.1%

Malty and smooth. An easy drinker with a slightly bitter bite towards the end of the sip from some nice pine notes.

Photo of wiscokid920
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JasonL02
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of hozersr
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of twelveinches
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing sticking and then sliding down.
The smell had a decent dried caramel base with a light nuttiness to it.
The taste was basically the same as the smell adding a light toffee. There was a light aftertaste of caramel and a dry finish.
The mouthfeel was slightly sharp through the carbonation and sat about a light to medium on the body. A decent rolling caramel flavoring runs over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good Amber/Red ale.

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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Vicious Circle Amber Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.