One day about a couple of months ago we were doing our regular grocery shopping and saw these four little foxes just staring at us. They were luring us, saying all kinds of inappropriate stuff, basically just seducing us right there, in the middle of the shop. We finally gave out and brought them home. And put on hold, since summer has been super hectic for us. Yup, we didn’t even have time to taste beer and write about it! Life, amiright? But, luckily, once the summer ended we had some us time (which obviously includes beer) and finally cracked these open. Here’s what The Foxes Rock has to offer!
Red Ale, 4.5%
Appearance: Semi-opaque brown body with reddish tints and a firm off-white head.
Aroma: Bready, malty, with just a hint of hops.
Taste: The same bready notes feature in the taste, too. It’s a pretty straightforward beer, but we liked it. The finish is bitter and dry.
Mouthfeel: Sharp carbonation, medium lasting taste.
Notes: It’s a simple session beer, but sometimes simple is just what you need.
Irish Pale Ale, 4.5 %
Appearance: Clear light copper-coloured body with a white porous head.
Aroma: Malty, with hints of coriander, but quite weak.
Taste: Very malty and dry. Ends on a blunt hoppy bitterness which isn’t quite pleasant.
Mouthfeel: Again, highly carbonated.
Notes: Looking back, this was probably the weakest link that night.
Appearance: Slightly hazy copper-coloured body with a tall and firm off-white head.
Aroma: Very pleasant, fruity and refreshing.
Taste: Quite well-balanced, with malts and hops forming harmonious unity. The bitterness takes time to build up.
Moutfheel: The only drawback is that this beer is a bit watery and light-bodied.
Notes: We liked this one the best out of the four foxes. Really, a nice, well-balanced IPA. It won’t knock your socks off, but it should prove to be a pleasant ride.
Stout, 4.5 %
Appearance: Black body with a low brownish fast-dissipating head.
Aroma: It has some sweetness and a bit of roastedness, but it’s too weak.
Taste: Bread crust, malty sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated and watery – this made it not very pleasant to drink.
Notes: After the first sip, we even thought that this stout will pose a threat to the IPA. But the longer you sip it, the clearer it becomes that it’s just too watery, too light. Shame, because the taste profile itself was quite pleasant.
Disclaimer: We had these brews on 16-09-2016