ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faint aroma; too faint to detect specific components. Deep goldish amber color, reminiscent of the New Orleans Saints football helmet. Some sweetness, some malt and medium hop bitterness. The hops are what make this one Fox River’s second best brew (behind Trolley Car Stout). Still, Fox Tail Amber falls a little short of what it could be.
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Better than your average beer.
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber/reddish, with medium head. Aroma of hops and malt. Tastes hoppy, with a malt/sweet undercurrent. Finishes with more hops and more malt...pretty good.
badgerben (4609) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber (duh) color with no head. Slightly floral aroma. Bitter hops in the taste. It’s very dry and dusty. I could have sworn I tasted a bit of bread.
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden color with a tall beige head. Mild caramel malt mixes with wild flowers, thorns and light goldenrod. Flavors seem to match the aroma well. Late tartness distracts.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is minimal. Aroma is sweet/caramel malt. Color is an opaque/amber. Flavor is somewhat hoppy and malty sweet. A bit unbalanced if you ask me.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of floral hops and malt. Taste is malt, roasted grains, and a bit of hops join the party. Color is reddish-copper. It had a thin and watery finish as well as bitter.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice amber color,small head that faded very fast leaving little behind.The aroma was sweet malt and caramel with a faint hint of hops that gets stronger as it warms up.A bit thin in the body but the flavor is decent.Malty and hoppy with a decent but mild caramel taste.This is another brew from them that has a sad lack of carbonation.Over all i guess it's somewhat refreshing in a water sort of way,but the lack of carbonation in the 2 brews i've sampled so far is disturbing.Thanks to Joeybgood for sending this brew my way.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep rosy amber in color with no head. Aroma is pine, cedar panels, honey and grass. Overall sweet smelling, hoppy and a nice change of pace in relation to their other beers. Taste is bitter and souped-up with some caramel and rye. Thin - we’ve got an understanding of the importance of hops, but in doing so, the malts were forgotten. Citric hiss, some fresh cut wet grass, but overall lacking in flavor. Highly bitter and dry aftertaste.