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RATINGS: 2163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1154) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2016
0.355 bottle. Clear, brown color with a crimson tinge and a small, off-white head. The aroma is composed primarily of dark fruits, caramel, and figs with a malty backbone. Taste is also relatively fruity, caramel features prominently again, sugar and raisins make a first appearance. A full body, a creamy texture, and an average carbonation. The finish introduces molasses and is a tad off with its bitterness level; after such an intro I expected something better. Overall the beer is good, obviously it does have shortcomings but let that not overshadow its merits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolas510 (1174) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2016
Brun/röd med stort smutsvit skum. Doftar och smakar russin, och torkad frukt. Bra öl!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (788) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle. Dark amber color with minimal head. Aroma has dark fruits, some alcohol and caramel. Taste is sweet fruity with long nice aftertaste that has some minor bitterness. Flavors of caramel, dark fruits, berries, raisins. Smooth and tasty one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (6505) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, dried fruit, alcohol, raisin, caramel.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, alcohol, caramel, raisin, plum.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RocknSkol (15) - - MAY 19, 2016
Amber and somewhat hazy with a creamy off-white head. Complex aroma with subtle notes of bananas, pears and sugar cookies. Full-bodied with a sweet, complex character. 3 years old and the hops have really mellowed. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1792) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle Aroma-floral, fruits, alcohol Appearance-ruby, clear, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Palate-medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klu9 (422) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Barwa rubinowa, klarowne. Piana opada do obrączki, piwo pięknie oblepia szkło. Zapach kokosowy, waniliowy, nie za wyraźny. W smaku doskonałe, 33,3% goryczka, 33,3% słodowość, 33,3% kwaskowość, świetnie zbilansowane.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (869) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle from dusty...decent taste....not as much caramel as normal...good but not great...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyDE (729) - Delaware, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Caramel brown..decent 1 finger head..nose is figs,honey, molasses, trace of teriyaki sauce..mouthfeel is alright with some full coating and warmth from the almost 9 percent.honey n booze comes through the most here.quite smooth and decadent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probabeer (154) - - APR 30, 2016
Barley wine bastante bueno. Cuerpo medio. Poco gas. Tiene un aroma que tira a dulce, igual que el sabor que deja al final.


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