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Vicious Circle Amber Ale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 7.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: twelveinches on 11-03-2013

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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 7
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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.11/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.16/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  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.

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3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Vicious Circle Amber Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.