Vicious Circle Amber Ale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
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3.15/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
04-25-2014 06:45:38 | More by mactrail
3.68/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
07-09-2014 02:56:21 | More by Mojo
3.93/5 rDev +12.9%
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.
01-14-2014 00:31:33 | More by Fatehunter
Vicious Circle Amber Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.