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Vicious Circle Amber Ale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Vicious Circle Amber AleVicious Circle Amber Ale

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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: twelveinches on 11-03-2013)
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Reviews by Fatehunter:
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3.93/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

Fatehunter, Jan 14, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

Mojo, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

brutusmuktuk, Feb 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Boone757, Aug 28, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -10%

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.

mactrail, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.52/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Vicious Circle Amber Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.