Vicious Circle Amber Ale | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

Vicious Circle Amber AleVicious Circle Amber Ale
BA SCORE
31.4%
Liked This Beer
3.52 w/ 51 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by twelveinches on 11-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,689
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
51
Liked:
16
Avg:
3.52/5
pDev:
8.52%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 12
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2.61/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brutusmuktuk
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of twelveinches
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Lilmikey1989
3.07/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfoltz53
3.11/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
3.12/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mactrail
3.16/5  rDev -10.2%
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 -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bmeehan
3.24/5  rDev -8%
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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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of yeaprolly
3.27/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lanecirrus
3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.32/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Klans88
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
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 -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KlayWey
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of wiscokid920
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Vicious Circle Amber Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 31.4% out of 100 with 51 ratings
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