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Fish Tale Amber Ale - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Fish Tale Amber AleFish Tale Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAngel on 05-04-2002)
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gleemonger

California

4.25/5  rDev +19%

06-12-2013 21:38:29 | More by gleemonger
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-06-2014 23:19:03 | More by DOCRW
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, some hops and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of caramel, citrus and some other fruits. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer worth drinking for a while.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 22:05:00 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Metz

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -23%

01-01-2014 17:33:36 | More by Metz
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aengleman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

12-09-2013 18:10:13 | More by aengleman
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deansellers

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9%

11-24-2013 20:19:22 | More by deansellers
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paulriccio

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-29-2013 22:39:58 | More by paulriccio
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-03-2013 23:26:03 | More by enelson
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-28-2013 18:46:18 | More by Hellpop65
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -16%

07-22-2013 15:33:08 | More by harpus
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danfix99

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-18-2013 15:11:51 | More by danfix99
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constantine_272

Oregon

3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Bronze with a slight redish tint. Light tan head with a medium carbonation.

S: Spice and wheat bread. Toasted seeds like cashew and walnut and malted barley. A dash of metal and aluminum.

T: Sweet brown sugar notes and tangy finish. New wood, maybe cedar. Rich and nutty with a cinnamon and nutmeg spice. Mellow and smooth and light for an amber with still a well rounded palette of toast and grain.

M: Thin in a cool and refreshing way. A bit of a steel aftertaste mixed in qua woodiness that lingers long and dry.

O: Long time since I've had a good amber.. Or any amber in fact. Very light and drinkable for an amber. Full flavor without the overly hoppy flavor. Not bad for a beer I bought on clearance.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 05:22:22 | More by constantine_272
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a dark caramel copper color. A cream colored head recedes to a chunky film, with good webby lacing. The beer smells deliciously of malts, bready yeast, and sweet caramel. The taste is also bready with a glaze of sweet caramel over it. Light grain notes fill out the back end. The mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, a really great tasting amber ale with all of the great amber characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 14:02:06 | More by JuicesFlowing
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rfreed

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-03-2013 22:23:52 | More by rfreed
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-30-2012 08:14:31 | More by kylemckinnis
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TheSixthRing

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy, rusty orange with an off-white, finger width head. Average retention. Lacing is spotty at best, with little stick.

Smell - Moderate caramel aroma. Hops are well hidden, but faint notes of floral and citrus peaks through as the beer warms.

Taste - Caramel dominates the flavor profile from start to finish. Hops play a small supporting role, staying mostly subdued, but do well to keep this from becoming too sweet. There is a subtle orange note sitting behind the caramel near the finish, and that's basically it.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Smooth going down.

Overall - This beer's a one trick pony, but that trick is pretty good. Caramel bomb. I wouldn't miss this if I never had it again, but I wouldn't regret buying it either. Nice session beer candidate. Reminds me quite a bit of Mad River Steelhead Extra Pale Ale, only not nearly as good.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 00:53:21 | More by TheSixthRing
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-03-2012 03:31:36 | More by HoistinBrews
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -37%

11-12-2012 02:49:11 | More by TheBigBoy
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morimech

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat darker amber with one finger of head that quickly settled to a ring of bubbles. Just a little lacing is left down the glass.

Mostly sweet malt aroma. Notes of caramel, nuts, and a mild fruitiness.

Rather pedestrian flavor but it is inoffensive. Mostly caramel malt with some yeast esters. There is a moderate hop bitterness but not much hop flavor.

Feels a little undercarbonated in an otherwise medium body. Could use some more life to excite the palate.

About as middle-of-the-road as a beer could get. Nothing wrong with the beer, but nothing really interesting about it either.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 20:02:01 | More by morimech
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seand

California

3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a translucent amber with a fair amount of fizzy white head. Most of the foam dissipates fairly quickly, leaving small spots of lacing.

S: Sweet grainy malt, mostly pleasant. There's a slightly weird note, almost like milk that hasn't quite gone bad; blended in it's not really bad, and adds complexity, it's just a little strange.

T: Sweet basic amber ale. Good, and a very competent interpretation of the style, but it certainly doesn't break new ground.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall, very good. Not exceptional, but it doesn't need to be, or, I think, aim to be. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 01:45:52 | More by seand
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Kevlee722

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-16-2012 21:18:47 | More by Kevlee722
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Fish Tale Amber Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.