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RATINGS: 1979   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peral2 (574) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Fin röd färg men väldigt liten skumkrona. Vissa vintoner, i såväl arom som smak. Ändå hygglig öl-känsla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerardgathier (458) - - DEC 30, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wojciechianna (119) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Dark brown color, big head and good lacing. Aroma of fruits and caramel, malty and hoppy notes. Tastes sweet and malty, lightly bitter and fruity (plum, raisins). Full body, alcohol is hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm (15) - SLOVENIA - DEC 29, 2014
What a surprise !: sharp, fruity fragrance, as well as the taste is slightly sweet, but it still feels very Hops note. The level of alcohol is very well hidden, in fact, is absent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergeek_007 (5) - stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
Appearance: reddish copper color with a one finger big head that goes away fairly quickly Aroma: caramel, fruity, malty, Taste: sweet malty , hoppy, little bit boozy Overall this is a really good barleywine

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sine90 (28) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, brown, hazy, minimal head, medium bitterness, soft carbonation, bitter, light body,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (1990) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle; Hazy red colour, creamy yellow head. Aroma is dominated of citrus, , fruits berries,. Flavor had a sweet malty, berry, spicy mouth feeling lots of fruiys , big boddy, long fruity finish. Complex Barlywine this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefannilssons (1497) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
Det här var gott, lite spretigt kanske men gott. Smaken bar toner av päron, kåda och krydda. Kroppen var stabil men balansen satt inte helt på sin plats.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1480) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
Bra balans i smaken, lite dovare i aromen. Lite torrare och inte så fruktig. Traditionell öl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimmyBoy74 (294) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
355 cl systembolaget. Fantastisk god öl som avnjöts tillsammans med ett lättare julbord dagen innan julafton.

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