Red Fox Amber Ale

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American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #1,217
Ranked #47,211
2.88 | pDev: 23.61%
Missouri, United States
Notes: Brewed exclusively for the Fox and Hound restaurant chain.
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Reviews by Kelsiemoeller:
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1.92/5  rDev -33.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mora2000
3.16/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of Vixie
3.13/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of SpecialK088
2.7/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of AmishT
2/5  rDev -30.6%
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.

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Photo of miket163
2.8/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of joshuadlight
1.53/5  rDev -46.9%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -56.6%

Photo of civilizedpsycho
3.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Had a nice amber color that was pretty clear. More clear than expected, but not in a bad way. Had a pretty small head.

Smell: Some nice malt aromas with hints of fruit subtly in the background.

Taste: Has a moderately fruity flavor that has a very strong bitter kick. It's good, but not the smoothest thing.

Mouthfeel: Had a fair body; fuller than expected.

Drinkability: While it's pretty good, it's just not balanced enough for my taste. It's something I could get again, but will not actively seek.

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Photo of AgentZero
2.51/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of kneeland
3.98/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Anheuser-Busch carries this?? That is news to me. How come I can only find it at Fox & Hound then? Sell this in more places!

It pours a beautiful red amber color, with a slight copper tone. Good carbonation throughout.

It's one of the best amber's I've tried, and I've tried a lot of ambers. It's almost sweet with a good maltiness.

I order it ever time I go to Fox & Hound.

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Photo of salinasa
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Vdubb86
3.28/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass on tap at Fox and Hound

I had actually never heard about this beer so I decided to pull the trigger. It actually has a nice deep amber red color to it with little to no head on it when I got it, wasn't sure if that was how it poured or just how long it took to get to me, either way points off. The smell was nothing big there was a mild hop aroma and a crap-ton of sweet malts perhaps a bit of corn syrup, but it was hidden rather well. Mostly those aromas were pretty faint. The taste wasn't all that great, it was by no means offensive, but it was way too malty. The hop notes that were there were totally drowned out by the highly malty flavor. It was perhaps a bit off due to what may have been some corn additive to this beer. There was a syrupy nature to it that didn't make it all that great, but it wasn't outright terrible. I drank the whole thing, so that tells you something, it wasn't all that bad. It tasted like someone tried to make Boston Lager and failed. I didn't actually know that this was an AB beer, but it makes sense now to it's mediocrity.

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3.75/5  rDev +30.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of McGyv3r
1.12/5  rDev -61.1%
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.

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Photo of Rootdog316
3/5  rDev +4.2%
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

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Red Fox Amber Ale from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 34 ratings