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RATINGS: 1916   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (115) - USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Dark red colour, white head. Sweet aroma, red fruits and caramel). Nice sweet fruity flavour with red fruits and plums. Medium body. Low carbonation. Nice sweet finish that end with some dryness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (783) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 9, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 35.5cl au Kilarney entre potes, couleur caramel, pas de mousse et très peu d’effervescence, une bière très très sucrée avec un début de bouche énorme sur le caramel et le pruneau, continuité sur le sucre candy et une pointe sur le coing et un final à peine malté.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (1702) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours reddish color, white head. Aroma of red fruits, honey, caramel, alcohol, plums. Taste is sweet, plums, red fruits, honey, alcohol present, hints of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (327) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 26, 2014
355 ml bottle @ The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Ruby red color with a nice beige head. Aroma of caramel, iqourice, dried fruits. Taste is sweet at first with caramel and honey, followed by dark fruits and earthy hoppiness to balance it. Aftertaste is medium sweet, long. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (122) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
Mooi amberkleurig bier met lichte schuimkraag. Geuren van hop, mout en vaag wat rood fruit. Smaak is zoet voor een barley wine, maar zeker lekker, fris door het koolzuur, hoppig, moutig en frambozenijs (!). De fruitgeur en smaak is slechts een toon binnen een complex geheel. Een zeer drinkbare barley wine, heel lekker!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kwadroepel (5) - amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
Een van mijn favorieten. Prima quadrupeltje/barley whine met vooral een heerlijke champagne achtige bubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Humlehode (120) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Pours dark red/brown with decent head which disappears quickly. Sweet aroma of dried fruits (prune, raisins), caramel and malt. Noticable alcohol. Very sweet. Quite bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"a little sweeter than some, but with a hoppier finish, it will leave you wanting more. this is one of the better barleywines out there. I remember thinking it was a little thin at first, but have since changed course. Great beer! 3/09 - on tap for the first time...not quite as good surprisingly, had to wait to drink as it was served ice cold. sweeter, but balanced."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (467) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Aw yeah. I’ve been wanting to try Old Foghorn since I saw Anchor’s cellar and heard our tour guide talk about the months required for this Barley Wine to mature into the rich malt bomb that it is. It did not disappoint. The reddish-brown color and frothy head made it easy on the eyes, and the flavors were equally approachable. Barley Wines can have robust personalities, but this one wasn’t overbearing at all. Caramel, brown sugar, hints of chocolate, booze, and candied dark fruits. The hops help to keep the flavors from becoming too heavy or cloying, but impart little bitterness. This is a full-bodied brew that would be right at home with a rich dessert or - better yet - a good cigar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (542) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. A- Sweet, brown sugar, candy, roses, malty, caramel, dark fruits, booze. A- Reddish brown color, slightly hazy liquid, tan head. T- Sweet, brown sugar, rock candy, malty, dark fruits, alcohol. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- One of the sweeter barleywines I have had. The alcohol normally found in one was quite subdued. A nice blend of sugary and fruity flavors with the caramel like malts. A good sipper on a cold day.

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