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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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BA SCORE
81
good

20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of mactrail
3.15/5  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.

mactrail, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

dmorgan310, May 17, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Boone757, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of twelveinches
3/5  rDev -14.8%

twelveinches, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

CoryR, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Fatehunter, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Drknight, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of bcsbeer
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

bcsbeer, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of TheSamKuehn
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

TheSamKuehn, Monday at 03:33 PM
Photo of mralphabet
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

mralphabet, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Mojo
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Mojo, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of KlayWey
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

KlayWey, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Sir_Goatman
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Sir_Goatman, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of wiscokid920
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

wiscokid920, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of brutusmuktuk
3/5  rDev -14.8%

brutusmuktuk, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of JasonL02
3.52/5  rDev 0%

JasonL02, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of BastardKing24
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

BastardKing24, Friday at 09:59 PM
Photo of BurdockBoy
3.52/5  rDev 0%

BurdockBoy, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of deansellers
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

deansellers, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of tylerhw
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%

tylerhw, Oct 11, 2014
Vicious Circle Amber Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.