Red Fox
MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,642
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
82
Ranked #43,608
Avg:
3.41 | pDev: 11.73%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
17
From:
MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  5
SCORE
82
Good
Notes: An easy drinking summer ale with a distinct colour and flavour from the addition of beets. Citra hops deliver a foxy, citrus bitterness.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 17 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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pootz from Canada (ON)

3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

can - Pours a lightly hazed orangish light copper colorwith pink highlights with 2 finger white ...floral-fruity aroma with a sturdy grainy malt tone, light earthyness....rich malt charter , full mouth feel...flavor has toasty malts and hop bittering in balance, piney notes, finish is smooth with increased bittering, ends with bitter after taste...a very decent summer sipper, I didn't get any hint of the beets in this but enjoyed this well made Pale ale

Saturday at 09:47 PM
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InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

3.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: Pale orange, 1 finger light head, disappears after 5 minutes
Smell: Orange zest, hops and slight beet tang.
Taste: Crackers, biscuits and white bread.
Feel: Light and watery, dry finish.
I was hopeful this beer would present something interesting given the addition of beets during the brewing process. Ultimately I was disappointed. Earns a C+

Aug 29, 2020
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taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.34/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. LCBO purchase for about $3.75 CDN.

Appearance -Deep red, beet red decent half finger of pinkish foam on top that fizzles away reasonably quickly.

Smell - Not much initially, with some beet sweetness at the end. Light metallic aromas otherwise.

Taste - Similar to the nose, some bitterness, a slight bit of metallicness. Not good at all until this beautiful little sweet beet flavor rides through for about three seconds. That is very nice, otherwise very mediocre.

Mouthfeel - Average, medium-light body, carbonation is about right. Non-descript which isn't bad here.

Overall - An interesting but marginally unsatisfying take on a beet beer. Too bitter to be enjoyed although the three second sweet beet interval is quite glorious and saves the beer completely.

Mar 14, 2020
Red Fox from MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 17 ratings