Booze Geek – Vicious Circle Amber Ale and Jaws

By Dylan Gonzalez

Beer: Vicious Circle Amber Ale

Brewery: Fish Brewing Company

5a4fa85d067e07edabfc39330872ebc5_320x320After a long slew of IPAs, it is always nice to try something a bit lighter and easier to drink.  No, no Bud Light in this house.  Tonight, I am enjoying a nice pint of Vicious Circle Amber Ale.

As its name implies, Vicious Circle is amber in color, but with a red hue to it, almost copper like.  It creates a strong head that dissipates fairly quickly, but residual, soapy foam remains, like a cream soda.  Some lightly active carbonation can be seen.

The beer produces a malty and caramel scent, though I noticed this more from the bottle than from my pint glass.  The flavors are reciprocal of the scent, with notes of malts and caramel.  A slight taste of vanilla is present as well.

On the palate, Vicious Circle is easy to drink.  It is very thin, almost water like in quality, with little carbonation present.  Overall, it is a fairly standard, but enjoyable beer.  It is simple to drink and good if you don’t want to try something too out there.

What to Drink This To:

With the sharks on the label, all I could think of was Jaws, a film I have watched countless times.  If it is ever on the tube, I will watch it.  And so should you, with a pint of Vicious Circle at your side.


Dylan Gonzalez happens to love beer and comic books and luckily found a place to write about the former because he has no idea how to actually make money in the real world.  He lives in a cave in New Jersey.

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