Mad Fox English Summer Ale
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
An emerging beer style developing in the UK, golden-hued hop-accented brew made with English pale and German pilsen malts and then hopped with American Chinook hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Appearance: clear bright gold, short soapy white head. Aroma: crackers and pie crust, lemon grass, white pepper, orange zest, maybe some cardamom. Taste: crackery sweet malts with bright citrus, a bit of spice, and a little pepper. Finish: lingering malty, toasty sweetness, balanced by that really bright citrus note. Notes: Absolutely loved this beer. Felt like a kolsch, only amped up a bit in the hop department. Flavor was great, and the finish was really excellent. Draught at the source.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3089) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Draft at the source. Transparent golden body with a thin collar. Fruity malts, light hops, pale malt. Light in body and smooth on the palate. Fairly low carbonation. Mild sweetness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3046) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Sampler at the pub. Interesting to read the deScription of this style as it definitely makes sense to brink these two flavors together. Light summer profile but with a lot more hop character. Really interesting strategy to a beer. Who wants to down a bunch of shitty pilsners during the summer, let’s go ahead and kick it up with some light tropical hops to make it a lot more exciting, Citra! Aroma is mostly toasty grain. Citra flavors are light in the profile. FInish is sweet light grain again. Points for originality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Sample from cask at Birch And Barley/Churchkey. Clear dark golden color with a medium white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt, fruit and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, caramel and fruity hops. The finish is sweet with an herbal hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Tap at brewery. Clear golden pour. Nut, roast, malt, bread. Light to medium body with a lot of flavor. Hoppy finish. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1617) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Overall a nice beer, with plenty of flavor for a lighter beer. Nice hoppiness, medium body, light carbonation. A good all around beer that is easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (4097) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4 oz cask pour at Mad Fox. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of bready notes, floral notes, citrus fruit and peel. Tastes of citrus, floral notes, light hops. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Low carbonation. Simple but refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Draft and cask at the brewpub. Pours a hazy gold with thin white head. A: lite floral hops and bready malt. T: slightly bitter, bread, citrus notes. Palate is moderate. Nothing special but decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (6338) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2013
On cask at the brewery. Dry hopped with HBC 342. Pours a clear gold with some very thin, white head. Nose was very pleasant, a really interesting white grape character which must be from the dry hopping, a little honeydew, some grass, some malt. Flavor is lightly sweet, mild honey, a little melon. Clean finish. I think the HBC 342 had a nice impact on this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jefcon (1536) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Cask. I can handle warm cask beers, but this seemed a little too warm. Didn’t show the hops too well, and felt a little one-note. Still, the beer had structure and staying power on the palate. So, not all bad and definitely worth the try.

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