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RATINGS: 2038   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hskprzemek (4) - - MAR 13, 2015 does not count
Drink bottle version. Very nice dark red color. Nice 3/4 inch beige head. NIce aroma and superb malty flavor. Not to sweet. Superb beer

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laakus (54) - Nossebro, - MAR 11, 2015
reddish brown color with minimal head. Nose is sweet malty with some perfumish tones. Taste is malty with some fruity tones kicking in especially at the end. Pretty complex finish. Tones of warming alcohol in the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zekada (381) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours amber with a medium white and rich carbonation. Smell has some alcohol, malts, yeast and something that is reminding me of flowers or seeds. Taste is strong and full. Sweet malts, some caramel and syrup, though it could taste even more. Palate is oily and smooth. Overall a pretty nice beer, though it hasn’t anything over the ordinary to offer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2069) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, malty aroma with hints of fruit, taste is malty and fruity with a short sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (852) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Clear amber pour, small quick head. Nose is honey, soft fruit, roasted malt, and a stray hop cone or two. More sweet than bitter. Middle is toffee, apricots, honeydew, and alcohol. Finish is bittersweet warming.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1252) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Cherry Reds Cafe. Reddish copper, mostly clear. Carbonation dissipates a bit quickly. Massive alcohol in the aroma, along with cough drop, caramel, nuts, some vegetable. Weird sort of burnt plastic bag smell (ok not that bad) that seems present in a few US ales (Anchor IPA & Founders Centennial). Taste is strong alcohol; everything else comes second. It is sweet with a bitter/sour hoppy aftertaste, but mostly all you get is the booze. It’s only 10% but I feel like my ears are bleeding. Having said all this, it’s actually not a bad beer per se, just intensely unsubtle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kasslerino (25) - - FEB 27, 2015
Drucken ur Pensmugg. Underbart rödfärgad men tyvärr med dålig skumbildning. Kittlar läckert på tungspetsen. Dominerande söt smak av framförallt karamell. God men något slät.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heman (153) - Tychy, POLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Barwa ciemno miedziana z czerwonymi odcieniami. Piana średnia, szybko zanikająca co nie jest dziwne na tak mocnym piwie. Za to pięknie oblepia szkło. Piwo to prawdziwa bomba słodowa, niezwykle słodka, pełna i gęsta. Wydaje się, że ze zboża nic więcej nie da się już "wycisnąć". Smak to podobnie jak w aromacie słodkie rodzynki i suszone morele. Delikatnie wyczuwalne zioła pochodzące pewnie od chmielu. Goryczka jest na średnim/niskim poziomie, ale genialnie komponuje się z resztą. W tym wszystkim idealnie ukryty jest alkohol, którego właściwie nie czuć. Bardzo złożony, pełny smak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (220) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
On tap at Craft, Calgary. Pours slightly hazy red with a tan head. Aroma is sea salt, caramel, and vanilla. Caramel up front with notes of spice and roasted malts. Grapefruit on the finish. Excellent barleywine!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5036) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2015
#2000 Rating of this beer, yay! 355 ml. bottle @ home. Procured from ABC Beers. BBF 05/2016. Deep dark hazy amber, small lightly off-white head with great lacing. Smell is thick cooked apples, caramel nose, maple, deep cooked fruits, malty, light port, thick cloves,… yummy. Taste is earthly hops, caramel, light leaves, cloves, cooked deep apples, first time hops make sense to me in a Barley wine, apple peel, caramel malts, smallest touch of warming work,… lightly warming. Body is substantial, malty & hoppy but not overtly thick or heavy. Earthly bitter hops. Wonderful earthly & autumn leave notes. Brekle’s Brown, Porter & Steam Beer were honestly let-downs for me but this was extremely impressive to spectacular.


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