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Fuller's Red Fox - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

Fuller's Red FoxFuller's Red Fox

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BA SCORE
82
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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 9.14%


Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rastaman on 04-20-2005)
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hand-pulled pint in the lovely 'Bear' , a Fuller's pub in Oxford. Pub crawl on 23rd Nov 13.

Poured a lovely reddish brown with a good, deep crown of off-white foam on top.

The aroma is toffee coated biscuits with nuts sprinkled on top.

The taste is also toffee-ish in flavour, with a wild berries coating adding some bitterness to the brew.

Good feel to this beer, an ideal Autumnal brew.

Serving type: cask

12-04-2013 05:17:31 | More by BlackHaddock
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark auburn, slight haze, medium, tanned head gave way to nice lacing. S: Rich malt, some espresso, cranberry, molasses. T: Balanced sweetness, malty, slight sour fruits, wheaty finish. M: Smooth, medium body, soft carbonation. O: A beer for when the weather is changing, not dissimilar to other offerings from Fullers but quaffable.

Serving type: cask

10-27-2013 15:05:47 | More by jonb5
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david18

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another one in the Fullers lineup that I hadn't tried before. I had a pint of this on a recent trip to England. Overall a pretty good beer, not my favorite.

Appearance is an amber red, a little clearer than most cask pulls but not much more carbonated.

Aroma is clean and malty. Not too much nose.

Flavor is good and what you'd expect from an Irish Red. Malty, a little sharp on the tongue. Not much in the way of hops.

Overall a pretty refreshing beer. Not much else to say about it.

Serving type: cask

09-20-2011 19:51:27 | More by david18
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

sampled on cask at volo as part of cask days '09, oct 30/09.

pours crystal clear orangey-amber with a small white head. the head drops slowly with spotty lace.

aroma is nice. fruity! white bread. cracker. light alcohol. earthy. a bit floral. hints of orange and light citrus. herbal.

taste is nice. fruity again. bit of caramel. light citrus. herbal. bit of honey. white bread and cracker. low alcohol.

mouthfeel is good. nice light body. low carbonation level.

drinkability is nice. light and refreshing. nice balance. an easy session ale, just not all that interesting. a bit underwhelming.

Serving type: cask

12-02-2009 00:10:48 | More by grub
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cask at The King Edward in Ilderton, ON. The server claimed this is an "autumn" seasonal ale available from October to December.

Amber brown body with a full inch of cream white head and big gobs of webbed lacing. A good looking beer. Didn't pick up much from the smell, other than lager yeast (odd) and slightly earthy hops. Taste is toasted oats, cereal grains, and orange pekoe tea, backed by biscuity caramel malt. Faint flavours of honey, toffee, and cinnamon, with a bit of zest from the hops. Some yeasty esters as well. Finish is dry grainy husk with a muted bitterness that ranges from tart to astringent. Light-bodied, almost watery mouthfeel. A strange little beer that seems more like a lager than an ale. Not really impressive, but I find it intriguing. I would probably try this again.

Serving type: cask

11-07-2009 17:13:37 | More by cratez
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Volo cask fest 2009, malty aroma. lightreddish colour with a bit of foam. Average mouthfeel, a litte sourness otherwise average English cask.nothing too exceptional. unique flavour, sweetish, from the toasted oats. decent drinkability. understated bitterness.

Serving type: cask

11-01-2009 05:38:15 | More by Sammy
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clemtig76

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Ordes of England in Greenwood, SC. Brownish/ruby read with a thin white head. Very little lacing. Aroma is of roasted caramel and biscuity malts with some spicy hop notes. Taste is of toasted caramel malt with just a hint of spicy hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was a little on the thin side. A decent change of pace from the other offerings available.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2009 13:24:55 | More by clemtig76
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from Sainsbury's as part of an autumn brewery 4 pack...

Poured a dark coppery orange colour. Creamy head poured tight and thick then faded quite quickly to thin wispy layer... barely any carbonation and no real lacing...

Aroma - Quite juicy and spicy fruits (oranges, apricots, some figs), caramel / sugary sweetness, strong nuttiness, toasted bread, nice strong biscuity malts, dried hay notes, light earthiness, some butterscotch traces, light spicy hops, some faint mucavado sugar... all quite appetizing...

Taste – A bit disappointing after the good aromas.... light slightly watery fruitiness (oranges, some apples, figs), some butteriness, light caramel / toffee sweetness, definite toasty bread / biscuity notes, some hazelnut nuttiness...

Feel - Quite sharp and dry... medium bodied... a decent sessionable brew at 4.3%...

Overall - A very average brew from the usually excellent Fullers... just a bit on the boring side... still worth a try though...

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2007 11:23:01 | More by mdagnew
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into an imperial shaker pint glass

Pours with a deep amber body, reddy highlights and lots of bubbles rising up through the glass. Tight fluffy offwhite head, great retention and about half an inch thick or so. Big lumps of lacing

Smell, sweet biscuity malt, some caramel sweetness on the nose too, a few little esters in there.

Taste, very thin mouthfeel, very short on the palette. Chewy malt and a touch of toffee sweetness, very little hop character but a little on the finish. A lingering biscuity malty flavour on the palette but ultimatly most of the flavour is gone very quickly

A pretty average ale from the Griffin Brewery, one of the most disappointing that I've had from them to date. I'm sure this would be much better fresh on cask

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 05:12:12 | More by cypressbob
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Coming in a pack of four, Fuller's "Autumn Beer Festival" selection, along with three other beers: Organic Honey Dew, Mr. Harry, and London Porter. BB 23/10/2007, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: bright amber hue, fast-dissipating off-white beer head, on top of constant streams of tiny fizziness.
S: gristy malts, melted barley candy, rich dark honey, faint raisins, and corn-ish grainness dominate the nose, added with an herbal touch of hops and a faint citric-fruity line in parallel. Overall the aroma is overwhelmed by the sweet caramely maltiness, resulting in a somewhat simplistic theme.
T: exactly in reflection of the aroma, with biscuity and brown-sugary (nearly caramel-like) malts dominating the palate, quickly leading towards a licorice like bitter-sweet aftertaste added with a slightly chewy mouthfeel of toasted grains and nuttiness (maybe the "toasted oats" mentioned on the beer label?); a flow of soothingly dryish tea-leafy and mildly tangy-bitter hoppyness lingers along with more malt aroma in the end.
M&D: light-bodied with a softly spritzy mouthfeel, making the beer somewhat thinner and more fizzy than enjoyable. Fortunately the lingering hop bitterness and the lingering oat flavour make up for the lack of body. Overall this bottle is not bad, but I believe the cask version must be much more enticing (seemingly so, according the previous two reviews)~~

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2007 21:38:43 | More by wl0307
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rabbon

Ontario (Canada)

4.65/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Cask at Conservative Club in Maidenhead (near Windsor & London, England). A seasonal ale, it is fantastic when served correctly. I didn't feel it an Irish red at all, but was slightly ruby red in colour. Loved its autumn biscuity and caramel flavour and fading aftertaste. It can be found in bottles in south England anyways, but wasn't the same. Great seasonal ale.

Serving type: cask

07-26-2006 13:28:58 | More by rabbon
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cask@The Prince of Wales, Richmond, London. Nutty and smooth, caramelly, lightly grainy, dry and bitter, smooth mouthfeel, typical of Fullers. felt like more of an Irish red than anything else, due to the nutty flavours, and slightly red/brown appearance, whatever it was, it was decent.

Serving type: cask

04-20-2005 09:16:51 | More by rastaman
Fuller's Red Fox from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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