Fish Tale Amber Ale | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

Fish Tale Amber AleFish Tale Amber Ale
BA SCORE
35.9%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 128 ratings
Fish Tale Amber AleFish Tale 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): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAngel on 05-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,983
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
128
Liked:
46
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
10.86%
Alströms:
3.79
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of KevinHildahl
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tallpeaks_coldpints
4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I respect beer and respect it even more when it's organic. With only 2 ingredients in addition to water, Fish Tale Amber Ale is a winner in my book.

Smell is that of a lightly roasted malt which suggests that it'll be an easy drinker. The color is a deep amber only made more beautiful when held in a little sunlight (where any respected beer should be imbibed). The head was surprisingly creamy and only hurt a little when I accidentally sniffed some up.. whoops! The mouth feel was lighter than expected and honestly left me wanting a little, unfortunately. Overall, I love that it is organic, delicious and refreshing. I will definitely be snagging a six pack again.

Anyone know where fish tale is on tap in Seattle?

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Photo of mecmd
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a decent hazy looking orange color with a quickly dissipating one finger white foamy head. There was some light lacing that slid into the beer. The smell had some roasty dried caramel malts that showed some light sweetness. Also, there were some light nuts. The taste was mainly sweet but also had a decent roasty dried caramel. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a slight watery finish. Overall, weird beer. I guess it’s just weird beer night. Would I have this again, probably not on purpose but I still could be swayed if I had to.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Been drinking this stuff for nearly 20 years. In a one word review, I would simply say: average.
But we like to get into the usual descriptors repeated ad nauseum so here we go:

Amber beer pours amber in color, a solid 5/6" white head on the top, good retention. Aroma was of red malt caramel and not much else.

Taste reveals more of the red malt edge, some hopping that isn't the usual Cascade hopping, not exorbitant by any means, I'm guessing this is around 40ibu? Keeps the red and and caramel malts in the mouth feel the whole time. The hops are relatively negligible aside from the bitterness contribution.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of btheluvdoctor
3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this one as part of a build your own 6 pack. It's not a back beer with nice color and smell. There was nothing special in the taste but on the other hand it was easy to drink. I would give it another try.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a fairly hazy burnt red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Trickling messy lacing runs down into the glass.
The smell started off with some caramel, roasty and semi-sweet, light floral yet subtle toffee combines decently.
The taste was moderately sweet with an ample amount of roastiness to amplify and surround nicely. Bready to slick biscuity aftertaste leads into the finish.
The mouthfeel accompanies a nice slickness to it. Surprisingly enough, its definitely one that just rolls right on down my throat.
Overall, good Amber ale that just comes off pretty sessionable. Definitely a food beer.

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Photo of chad_e_martin
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of closisinthehouse
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sporklift87
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jlehsya
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harvest06
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tvghost
3.17/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 57md
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%

Copper color. Bready nose. Hearty and flavorful.

Sadly, I have found that most organic beers are somewhat lacking in the flavor department. This is an example of an organic that is full-flavored as well.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of TFMyriad
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of tylerhw
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of andyhurley
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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Fish Tale Amber Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Beer rating: 35.9% out of 100 with 128 ratings
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