Vicious Circle Amber Ale | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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3.51/5
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Vicious Circle Amber AleVicious Circle Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States
fishbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by twelveinches on 11-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,039
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
55
pDev:
8.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of kofukasho
2.61/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brutusmuktuk
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of mpenske
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of twelveinches
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lilmikey1989
3.07/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfoltz53
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
3.12/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mactrail
3.16/5  rDev -10%
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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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bmeehan
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer isn't bad, but I can't imagine I'll remember much else about it other than a "I drank this once" kind of experience. It's s nice color and smells fine, but its smooth taste is about all it has that stands out. Solid beer, not great.

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Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of yeaprolly
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lanecirrus
3.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Klans88
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.44/5  rDev -2%
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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Photo of Jgoth34
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Vicious Circle Amber Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 55 ratings