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RATINGS: 1883   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slawek (139) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Clear, amber color, small, pernament head. Aroma: Strooong hit of caramel, a lot of bread, maybe some sweet fruits, slight sound of an alcohol. Taste: Very sweet start with quite bitter finish. Bitterness does not overpower sweetness, but it is significant. Sweet flavor of bread, caramel, bisquits with bitter finish. Bitterness short, oily body and low carbonation makes brilliant mouth feel. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
What a brew! This brew has played historical roles in my life and will continue to as long as the craft beer industry continues to grow. A delicious barley wine that goes down like a strong stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (135) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Color ámbar oscuro, espuma escasa que desaparece al instante, aromas a chocolate y moscatel, en boca sabor potente con el alcohol bien integrado, apreciándose especias y pasas, amargor equilibrado que le hace tener un retrogusto agradable, cerveza compleja y muy disfrutable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Senka (475) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2014
33cl BBe 6/2015 Aroma of dry fish, brandy and charred barrels. Pours clear ruby red with thin, creamy, brown head. Taste as a barley wine should - malts, malts and malts. Hops are hard to describe here. It is bitter, but closer to the end of mouthful. No yeast or alcohol in the taste. Extremely smooth and silky - the gravity is quite high, and the bubbles are thin and lively. Long, sweet finish. I now regret that I have opened it, and I do not have another one waiting for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
paulocerto (25) - BRAZIL - MAY 28, 2014
Minha primeira barley wine. Impressionou. Marrom escuro, bastante doce porém equilibrada. Vou explorar o estilo!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoigniew (31) - Łęczna, POLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Wyraźny aromat pomarańczowy, chmielowy, do tego słód i delikatny alkohol. W smaku słodkie, toporne, ziołowe, goryczka średnia. Bardzo dobre piwo, dobrze pijalne, alkohol zamaskowany nutami słodowo-chlebowymi Wyjątkowe w swoim stylu

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
budedou (389) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAY 26, 2014
1ère barley wine et je suis vraiment déçu... Je la trouve trop sucrée et trop alcoolisé... Ressemble beaucoup aux bières belges...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (137) - GERMANY - MAY 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 Banane, Bubblegum, dunkle Früchte in der Nase, karamell, leichter Alkohol. Perlig rötlich-braune Farbe. Am Gaumen Süße, dunkle Früchte, Leichte banane, Holz, Whiskey, leichte Bitternoten (stärker als in belgischen Quads). Samtig, gute Kohlensäure, fantastisch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bieremoi (31) - FRANCE - MAY 17, 2014
Pours a dark rust color with quickly dissipating head and no lacing. On first taste I think this beer would be great, but the sweetness just overpowers it for me. I couldn’t finish it. I wouldn’t try this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (543) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Pours a hazy rusty-brown. Has a typical malty and hard liquor aroma. Taste is malt, dark fruits, liquorish, oak, and caramel.

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