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RATINGS: 1883   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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San Franciscoís celebrated Old Foghorn Ale has been virually handmade by the brewers of Anchor Steam Beer, in one of the worldís smallest and most traditional breweries, since 1975. Our barleywine-style ale, the first of its kind in modern times in the United States, has a luscious depth of flavour that makes it ideal for sipping after dinner. It is made with top-fermenting yeast, fresh whole hops, and "first wort", the richest runnings of a thick all-malt mash. Old Foghorn is "dry hopped" in the classic ale tradition and aged in our cellars until it attains the perfect balance of malty sweetness, estery fruitiness, and exquisite hop character, for which it is known throughout the world. A ruby red ale with little carbonation and a warm finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 Channeling citrus fruit and berries from a rich, earthy caramel...Eavesdropping are pine-y hop resins...A 9-year-old nip bottle proved to be a pleasant aging experiment, concentrating flavors in the Madeira/honeyed caramel range...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Had an aroma of strong alcohol and tasted like Vicks Nyquil! However, it didnít help with my cold. At $3.50 for a 7 oz. bottle, this beer sucked! I gave it a couple 2ís and 3ís in the rating, only because it was slightly better than Budweiser.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2002
A deep amber ruby color, a powerful sweetness, a beady, quickly fading head and a body that seemed more like an eisbock than a barleywine make this an interesting, and tasty, brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmeister99 (1) - Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2002 does not count
Very nice beer as is expected from Anchor. The color is great and malty chewy flavor was just awesome. The bottle I had was a bit too chilled which may have subdued the palate a bit. Very Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Excellent barleywine, reddish amber in color, decent head, lots of sweet malty flavors, an aroma with a bit of alcohol in the nose, good balance, another great barleywine with that warming effect while itís going down, great brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2002
aroma is super malty and alcoholic and kinda reminds me of jelly or jam, ruby red appearance with zero head, no initial shock but long lasting well balanced sticky hops, malt on the roof of my mouth, hops on the tip of my tongue, could use a bigger bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2002
sweet like plums or prunes in the nose. pretty heavy duty brew, definitely full of figs or prunes. The malt fades in and out of the fruity sweetness. pretty good shtuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Cloudy brown, almost no head, just a little white lacing on the top of the beer. Sweet malt and fruit caramel, followed by alcohol and hoppiness that just wonít quit. No wonder they pack it in 7 ounce bottles ... perfect for two or more people to share. Really nice in small doses.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4516) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2002
Cloudy brown/red colour, not much head. Very strong and fruity/spicy smell, bit sour indeed. Lovely. Taste is rich and strong, like the smell. However and I agree with caesar, the palate is off. Pitty, pitty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5131) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2002
Cloudy brown color, with small head. Strong aroma, fruity, malty, bit sourness. Nice malty taste, slightly alcholic. However, palate is quite bad, sour bitter alcoholic, bit metallic even.

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