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Red Fox Amber Ale - Anheuser-Busch

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Red Fox Amber Ale
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 24.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed exclusively for the Fox and Hound restaurant chain.

(Beer added by: Rootdog316 on 12-15-2007)
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Photo of McGyv3r
1.1/5  rDev -61%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Made me reconcider the life decisions that brought me to the point where I ordered this appalling excuse for a beer. It smelled like Francis Marion, the swamp fox, and tasted like they found a ked of Redd's Apple Ale sitting in their grease trap after a few months. The color was deceivingly pleasant. Order this as a punishment for a friend that loses a bar bet.

McGyv3r, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of HoppyBastard2
1.25/5  rDev -55.7%

HoppyBastard2, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of joshuadlight
1.53/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

To date, this is the worst beer I have ever had. I was feeling adventurous at the fox and hound the other night and there was a special on these so I thought what the heck. Maybe if I had known at the time it was A/B I would have known better. Watery and barely red, with little to no head. Faint smells of adjuncts and faraway rotted hops. Taste was even more unbearable. First, I thought I was sucking on a hand full of loose change, then I thought I was just drinking over chlorinated tap water. Watery, like I said, and I will never drink this again.

joshuadlight, Mar 25, 2009
Photo of AmishT
1.95/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this on-tap at Fox and Hound

A - As advertised in color. White, one-finger head. Good retention. Lots and lots of sticky lacing all the way around the glass.

S - Very unimpressive nose. Watered-down hop aroma. Maybe a hint of citrus character

T - Feeble citrus hops flavor starts off, but is very fleeting. After the faint hop flavor departs, the only thing that remains is a repulsive bitterness. Faint lemon flavor in aftertaste.

M - Very watery mouthfeel which serves to further displease my palate. Low carbonation doesn't help either, as it allows the bad flavors to emerge even more. Light bodied.

D - The poor taste and mouthfeel really hinder the drink. The light body helps out a bit, but I definitely had difficulty finishing this one off.

AmishT, May 22, 2008
Photo of Kelsiemoeller
1.96/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Redish/dark orange, copper in color.

S - Very malty with a slight smell of hops (bitter smell) and then a hint of a sweet after-smell.

T - Pretty much the same as the smell. Malty, a bit sweet with only a little bitteness of the hops.

M - Medium bodied, and a medium amount of carbonation.

D - It was okay... Not that great, I probably would not get this beer again.

Kelsiemoeller, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of kosmoraios
2.3/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Bailey's restaurant in Richmond, VA. The bartender said that AB brews this beer "especially for them" (meaning the Fox and Hound Restaurant Group).

Pours an artificial-looking amber with a good off-white head that sticks around for a minute and laces the glass well.

Aroma is malty, with some caramel and light nuttiness. A whiff of that macro adjunct flavor. Taste is too light for an amber, just not a whole lot there. It's just got that artificial macro taste - like it's all the same basic beer with some "amber flavor" additive.

Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and light. Again, nothing really there. You could drink these if you needed to, but it's nothing to try on purpose.

kosmoraios, Jan 01, 2008
Photo of metter98
2.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Fox and Hound, Beavercreek, OH

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of malts in the nose along with some hints of caramel.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that it is a little stronger. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but doesn’t hold up quite on its own as a standalone beer—it would be a better choice if you wanted to pair something with a meal.

metter98, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of AgentZero
2.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Red copper color with a small head that didn't do much.

S - Mostly malty, a little bit of a bitter hops in there that kills some of the sweetness. Somewhat blah with not a ton going on.

T - Pretty much on par with the smell. Malty, a bit sweet with only a little bitteness to kill the malts. Not a ton going on here, and tastes a little bit sour.

M - Medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

D - It shouldn't be hard, but the taste actually gets in the way of this one a little bit. Don't really want this again.

AgentZero, Jun 26, 2010
Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of salinasa
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

salinasa, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of EddieJoe
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

EddieJoe, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of SpecialK088
2.68/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Had on tap At fox and hound

A-Pours a deep amber, the high level of carbonation makes almost a champaign like effect with about a 2 finger head.

S-Very subtle light malt nose with a slight hop note

T%M-Its almost absent of any flavor at all i would be interested to see how it would be outside working but with its very light malt flavor and nothing else the flavor is nearly lost. The high level of carbonation is nearly the only thing in the taste that lingers at all.

D-Its a drinkable beer like i said would be interested under diffrent circumstances, easy to drink in the way water is easy to drink.

SpecialK088, Jun 27, 2008
Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

spycow, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of miket163
2.83/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this at fox and hounds

appearance: Amberish w/ a small white head in a pint glass, no lacing to speak of.

smell: Adjunct, musty, and barely any malt and hop character to speak of

taste: Red Budweiser maybe...really not to great

It was on special for 3 bucks a pint...i would probably drink again if i had already had a couple of good beers and just wanted the fellowship.

miket163, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of BamfBacon
3/5  rDev +6.4%

BamfBacon, May 26, 2013
Photo of Rootdog316
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is very simple, with just some medium/light caramel. Appearance is light reddish brown, clear, with no head. Flavor is a low character malt/bittering balance forward followed by a very faint earthy, citrus hop note. Mouthfeel is medium/low bodied with a fairly strong carb bite. Overall, this is refreshing and very easy drinking, but lacks complexity

Rootdog316, Dec 15, 2007
Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev +6.4%

stampfler07, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of BigBry
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Fox and Hound in Raleigh.

Deep, amber red color, little to no head on it, just a thing ring of foam. The smell was quite sweet, very mild hop aroma. The taste was ok, nothing great but nothing offensive either. Lots of malty sweetness, very minimal hop bitterness. The more I drank, the sweeter and more sticky it got. An average beer, lots of other better Ambers out there.
Note to self: I didn't know this was an AB beer until looking it up. Another 'hidden' craft beer.

BigBry, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of pisano
3/5  rDev +6.4%

pisano, May 21, 2014
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev +6.4%

ejimhof, May 08, 2013
Photo of Kempski
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Kempski, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a reddish amber color with a small white head. Nose is very simple with just some caramel. Taste is a low billet with light caramel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice smoothness but no real flavor besides the caramel. Drinkability is average.

barleywinefiend, Aug 25, 2009
Photo of Vixie
3.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Has a nice copper color with a hint of red. The short white head dissipates fairly fast, leaving some lacing.

The smell was mainly malt and yeast, with a hint of floral.

Tasted pretty much like it smelled, malt up front, and a bit of sweetness. Maybe just a hint of spice. Has a lightly hoppy finish.

Feel was about average, the high carbonation helped a bit.

Not really a bad beer, but not a great one either. I had no idea who brewed this, was better than most offering from A-B. Lack of complexity and a bit of a watered down feel kept this from being something special.

Vixie, Apr 15, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
3.15/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Drank at the Fox and Hound in Lake Highlands. The beer pours a reddish color with a white head. The aroma is full of malt with some bread and toffee. The flavor is also heavy on the malt. I get a lot of toffee and caramel with a little bit of nuttyness and grass mixed in. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Fox and Hound is not known for having a good beer selection, but this beer is actually not too bad.

Mora2000, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of acrawf6
3.15/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a duller brownish red amber with a nice tan head rising. Laces nicely throughout the beer.

Smell. Has a maltier aroma, and is a little biscuity. A little bitterness gets through, but not much. Very mild, but nothing offensive.

Taste. At first i wasnt sure this was an AB beer, but really suspected it with the flavor. The malts dominated with a little more of a biscuit flavor, but was still quite mild. I just had that macro flavor...i hate to say it like that and cut them down, but it was present; just that milder flavor.

Mouthfeel was medium with a nice amount of carbonation that gave it a good crispness, but still left it easy to drink. Balance seemed to be there enough.

Overall, a very average beer...so forgetful with not much flavor coming through, yet nothing offensive about it. I had it on tap at the fox and hound and figured this is another of AB beers brewed under another name for whoever wants to have a signature beer. Paid $4.25 for a pint- not bad, but wished that went towards something else.

acrawf6, Dec 16, 2007
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Red Fox Amber Ale from Anheuser-Busch
70 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.