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RATINGS: 2079   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarauderSky (28) - - JUL 10, 2015
This one has a lot going for it. Looks good. Smells good. Tastes good. Definitely recommend it.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
elosop (215) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
Grumligt orange/mörkbrun med kvarhållande beigt skum. Doftar sött, lite kanel och kryddor. Smaken omedelbart sötsyrlig, maltig med lite beska i botten. Eftersmaken ganska lång: lite sötsliskig, mycket tung maltsmak. Klart bästa Barley wine jag druckit.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubbs92 (2) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2015 does not count
A- In my opinion it has a very alcoholic smell to it. I can smell a little bit of the dark fruit but mostly alcohol. A- Nice ruby color with an off white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. T- I do not taste the the alcohol that I found in the smell. It has a nice sweet dark fruit. M- Light carbonation that coats the mouth nicely. O- A very tasty beer from a historic brewery. I have not had many barleywines but I’m beginning to love them more and more.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gylo (256) - Lublin, POLAND - JUL 2, 2015
Wyra?ny s?odkawy smak, pi?kna barwa. To dopiero moje drugie Barley Wine i jeszcze niezbyt dobrze si? w nich orientuje, ale chyba b?dzie to jeden z nich ulubionych gatunków.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (408) - - JUN 27, 2015
Pours a dark brown body with a thick beige head. Very nice aroma of burnt sugar. Well balanced malty taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (86) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle one month past its drink-by date. L: a murky dark amber with a tan head. S: an upfront whiff of booze gives way to the most delicious plum, cherry and dark fruits, I’m instantly taken back to my grandma’s dense fruitcake. Yum. T: plenty of alcohol coming through, but I’m getting strong malt and fruit too. F: full-bodied and warms the mouth and throat. It seems to fluctuate, some sips are malty, some boozy. O: I get this better now than when I first tried it a few years back. Would go lovely by a fire on a winter’s evening.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (695) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass Aroma- Has a very nice fruit smell Appearance- Pours a murky brown with a tan colored head Taste- Fruit is dominant, real good flavor Palate- A heavy bodied beer with moderate carbonation, has a strong alcohol finish Overall- A real good barleywine, I would drink this again

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (177) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Deep ruby red, with a medium tan lacing head. Sweet malts, dried fruit, lively carbonation... thick and rich, with a warming boozy finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slautar (175) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUN 20, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2015 Wygląda na to, że zbyt wiele oczekiwałem od tego piwa. Już sam aromat nieco przystopował moje zapędy. Old Foghorn owszem pachnie ładnie jednak mało intensywnie. W smaku przyjemne lecz nieco zbyt wytrawne. Dobre lecz z nóg nie zwala (chyba, że mocą).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1724) - Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle - fair size foamy head, murky dark brown color, complex dark fruity aroma and flavor, big malty backbone but well balanced overall, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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