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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
82
good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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Photo of danfix99
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

danfix99, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of gleemonger
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

gleemonger, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of constantine_272
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

constantine_272, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

JuicesFlowing, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of rfreed
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

rfreed, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of kylemckinnis
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

kylemckinnis, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

TheSixthRing, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

HoistinBrews, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

TheBigBoy, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of morimech
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

morimech, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of seand
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

seand, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Kevlee722
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Kevlee722, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Falcone
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Falcone, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Nage37
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Nage37, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Ceballonegro
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Ceballonegro, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of ckollias
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a cooper-orange hue with a small white head that leaves a nice trail down the glass and ends in a wispy lace.

S: Mild sweet and hoppy aroma. Not a huge nose here.

T: A little sweet and a little bitter with a musty sort of flavor. A little hoppy in the middle and finished on the dry side.

M: Thin body and medium carbonation.

O: Interesting beer – but I’ll pass next time.

ckollias, May 09, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

shelby415, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of chandraman23
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

chandraman23, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear medium orange with a decent off-white head. Some retention.

Caramel and toasted grain in the nose. A bit mild.

Nice toasted malt, caramel sweetness, balanced by some mild hop bitterness. This one has a bit of an herbal touch to it, in both sweetness and bitterness. Flavor washes out a bit, which I did not like, but still finishes with all characteristics in place.

A little lean and thinner than I'd like, but still ok. Not bad. Fairly drinkable, but nothing I'd need to hunt down. I did like it.

OtherShoe2, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of Jamstone714
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Jamstone714, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of JerryLevinson
4/5  rDev +11.4%

JerryLevinson, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +11.4%

ROGUE16, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of tone77
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of malts. Taste is a good balance of malts and hops, some sweetness and caramel notes. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

tone77, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

twelveinches, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of andrenaline
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a hazy amber colour, finger of head with solid retention and some nice sticky lacing.

S - Scent is mild with a touch of musty caramel notes and some biscuit notes.

T - A tad mild, but the musty caramel and biscuit notes come through. A touch of bitter leafy hops linger on the finish alongside some buttered bread.

M - Thin... Could use a carbonation lift.

O - A tasty amber, but could use some more bold flavours and a carbonation lift. I was satisfied but was looking forward to my next beer after a few sips.

andrenaline, Sep 18, 2011
Fish Tale Amber Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
82 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.