Red Fox
MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,552
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
82
Ranked #41,167
Avg:
3.41 | pDev: 12.32%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
15
From:
MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.
 
Ontario, Canada
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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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.
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taxandbeerguy from Canada

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
More User Reviews:
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Sammy from Canada

3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 28, 2018
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada

3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Mar 28, 2016
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nullbort from Canada

3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 04, 2016
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Pmicdee from Canada

3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 18, 2017
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byronic from Canada

3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 01, 2018
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boszormeny from Canada

2.78/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Jul 17, 2016
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StormAles from Canada

3.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Jul 13, 2017
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spokenwheels from Canada

4.2/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 25, 2018
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KWALKS from Canada

2.71/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A beer made with beets; not exactly my cup of tea, but less offensive than expected. Well carbonated, and fairly crisp taste.

Feb 07, 2017
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ewpass from Canada

3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Le Chien Noir in Kingston. Lovely clear ruby red with good head. Standard nose, medium body, Citra hops on the finish. I liked it.

Jul 30, 2017
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bixby1971 from Canada

2.9/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jan 29, 2018
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Buzz668 from Canada

3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If the beet flavor was just a little less prominent it would be better

Sep 10, 2018
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CXBrad

4.03/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 10, 2020
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GoHabsGo from Canada

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 28, 2019
Red Fox from MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 15 ratings