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RATINGS: 1841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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San Francisco’s celebrated Old Foghorn Ale has been virually handmade by the brewers of Anchor Steam Beer, in one of the world’s 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kodos (200) - USA - APR 18, 2002
Ruby red color. Fruit and caramel in the nose and taste. Alcohol doesn’t hit that hard, very well disguised for a 10%. Clean finish. Good!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1811) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2002
That’s a BIG beer, maybe a little too ’big’ for me.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ultralite3399 (18) - USA - MAR 24, 2002
well i expected more, what can i say

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2002
Very nice light sweet spicy aroma with amber creamy head. Not much but enough to show it’s carbonation. Flavor of raisins/figs mix with pleasant bitterness finishing slightly malty. Alcohol definitely warms.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daviddeep99 (9) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - MAR 18, 2002 does not count
A heavier, sweeter brew than the other Anchor offerings, but still bears some resemblance to the ubiquitous Steam. Tastes best at the end of the Anchor Brewery tour after having sampled all the other Anchor offerings, but also great on its own.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2002
Ruby colored. No head. Plum/alcohol/raisin aroma. Flavor is malty with noticable hop prescence. Alcohol middle. Very odd finish. Figs? Burnt raisins. I have no idea. Good but i had better later on in the night....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fraternie (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2002
Lots of fruit/banana flavor in the malt, which quickly disappears into a somewhat alcoholic flavor. This is followed with a moderate dose of hops and a burnt aftertaste. Not as smooth as the top tier of barleywines, and that makes the difference here.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
A job well done by a very good San Fransico Brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2002
Not for the faint of tongue. heavy caramel malt flavor in battle with the alcohol for dominance. the hops extend their tendrils gingerly around the edges. Bitter alcoholic aftertaste. A serious beer for the serious beer drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
maija (8) - USA - FEB 18, 2002 does not count
You need to give this beer time to age.


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