Fish Tale Amber Ale | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

BA SCORE
82
good
125 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
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of Keepnitrl
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of wiscokid920
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of DOCRW
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of Metz
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of aengleman
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of deansellers
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of paulriccio
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of danfix99
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of gleemonger
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of constantine_272
3.6/5  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.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of morimech
3.47/5  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.

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Photo of seand
3.92/5  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.

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Fish Tale Amber Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
3.58 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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