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RATINGS: 1982   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swieca (84) - POLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Tap. Aroma: malty, slightly fruity, raisins. Deep amber/red/brown colour with small head. Full, porter-ish taste which is a bit fruity, a bit spicy, with medium bitterness and warming finish. Interesting barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMA (219) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
Brownish red color. Off white head. Aroma of caramel. Dried fruit. Smooth full body. Sweet, fruity taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (969) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
355ml bottle. Copper body with a medium white head. Caramel, figs, dried fruit. Well made. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1555) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
Bottled. Pours brown with a small light brown head. Smells nutty hoppy, citrus and some parfume. Tastes nutty, s bit sweet, hoppy with a thick bitter sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bergaa88 (12) - - JAN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Väldigt tilltalande färg och skum. Djup arom och smaken väldigt fin. Lite spritig avslutning

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HammerTroll (627) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 8, 2015
Somewhere between hazy and cloudy mahogany color, small off-white head. Aroma is bubblegum, yeast, sugar, some dark fruits, caramel and malt. Fruity kick in my face, also some bubblegum in taste, some caramel and a bit of alcohol. Full body, flat carbonation. Sweet finish. Foghorn, you are great!
(0,33l bottle)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1485) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2015
Mørk brunorange med høyt beige skum som legger seg fort. Mørke frukter og bær, svisker og alkohollukt. Karamell, frukt og alkoholsøt. Fyldig. Kjenner alkoholen og gjærsmaken. Litt oljete. Koseøl...

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
samund93 (17) - - JAN 7, 2015
Klar. Rødbrun. Skum forsvant fort. Søtlig smak, svisker? Fyldig. Tydelig alkoholsmak. Meget svak ettersmak av mørke bær. Koseøl.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (253) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
Aroma here is classic toffee, berries, rich malts and a small hint of hops. The taste is truly great, maybe not the best in the world, but up there in the top layers. Rich and full malts, sweetness from ripe oranges and some spices. It’s almost a little too sweet, but the warming sensation that sets in after a while makes this a winner.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tackjc (12) - - JAN 1, 2015
Thick head. Nice lace. Cloudy dark brown. Strong hop aroma. Cinnamon and nutmeg complex flavor.


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