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RATINGS: 1956   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (512) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 22/12-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Fruity, overripe fruity, hops, caramel. Taste: Dito + sweet. Body is medium to full, the finish is fruity/overripe fruity with notes of caramel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roger60 (20) - - DEC 22, 2014
Figs, raisins and some elusive fruit. And alcohol but not dominateing. Brilliant with figs and cheese.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tabletopjoe (15) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Recently picked up a bottle at the local shop. Impressed by how versatile this one is. Dangerously drinkable. Aroma is berries, caramel, sweet malts and more. Appearance brown reddish with a small head. Taste is dominated by heavy sweet tones. Raisins, caramel, honey, all balanced out by some nice bitter hops in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_alkis (336) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
Amazingly flavorsome. Nice tones of flowers and nuts. Really well made barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
astanford (8) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rarbring (1556) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of bread, apple, chocolate and vanilla.
Appearance: A hazy chestnut colored beer. A high off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting toffee, bread, alcohol, raisins and licorice.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a soft texture. A good body.
Overall: Young, unbalanced and boozy.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. (Vintage 2014) Reviewed 2014-12-19.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1167) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
@ Havregatan 141219. Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty and fruity with spicy notes, sweet, dried fruits, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, malty and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (900) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
Pours reddish color, white head. Aroma of red fruits, honey, caramel, alcohol, plums. Taste is sweet, plums, red fruits, honey and hints of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (2364) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
@ Basunen 14-12-15: stor fruktig doft med framför allt banan. Smaken är något mer balanserad. Mycket fin fyllighet och balanserad hetta. En fin värmare. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerSkull (1315) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
(Bottle). Sweet scent of caramel, fruit, chewing gum and raisins. Taste of sweet raisins, fruit, malt and hops. Warm hints of alcohol in the finish, and also some hints of salty sea. A nice beer this one! A very good Barley Wine.

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