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RATINGS: 2056   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackmetal (178) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
wonderful sweet fruit flavour with a sharper finish. Only problem is why many Anchor beers are so sugary..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andy_ (972) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
335 ml bottle
Dark amber to deep ruby red clear beer with blonde head. Aroma has dark fruits, toffee sweetness and ripe fruity marmalade.. Flavor has raisin and toffee with some pine. Palate is full and foamy. Finish has quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste has raisin and syrupy sweetness, light saltiness, light licorice, some spiciness. A bit of alcohol. Especially nice aroma. Good refreshing slow-sipper. Not so far from dark Belgian Strong Ales.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1107) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
355ml bottle. White medium creamy head. Clear dark caramel color. Aroma is wood, oak, chocolate, alcohol, nettles, herbs, caramel, sugar. Very sweet taste with wood and sugar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (753) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
An old stalwart. More British inspired old barley wine. Rich brown colour. no lasting head or beading. Malty. Very malty. Rich treacle and molasses banana dried fruit and brown sugary end.Over time it displayed an aged sherry whisky element. Quite unique really.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jananise (84) - - APR 27, 2015
Tried on tap. Colour is slightly hazy brown/orange. Aroma is malts, caramel, dark fruits, almonds and slight fruit hops. Taste is also sweet malts, dark fruits, caramel. Mild bitter, slight smoke finish. Strong alcohol taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (397) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours a cloudy deep red liquid with a medium tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty with caramel, toffee, dried red fruits, honey, perfume. Big mouth feel with a smooth texture, medium carbonation. Flavors include caramel, toffee, pleasant bitter spices & herbs, syrup, dark fruits. Lasting bitterness. Nice balance, not more, not less, a very good barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sokuzs1 (193) - - APR 25, 2015
Aroma: malty, dried fruits, caramel, toast, alcohol Taste: heavy sweet, light bitter, malty, caramel, toast, alcohol, fruity

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (2023) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2015
Flaska. Rödbrun vätska med ett snyggt smutsvitt skum. Dofter av karamell, frukt och brunt socker. Smakinslag av torkad frukt, läder, toffee och alkohol. Saknar tyngd och en större kropp för ett högre betyg. Nu är det en bra öl, men bara en okey Barley wine.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MikeTheRocker (18) - Gävle, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2015
Bottle bought at Systembolaget Valbo. Even though I tried this one a few times it’s almost undrinkable. Very strong unpleasant taste of alcohol, hard carbonation and waaaay too bitter. Must be drunk to drink this kind of beers.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skatanarchy (95) - - APR 17, 2015
친애하는 샌프란시스코&# 형님 브루어리. 실력파 올드스쿨. 따르자마자 엄청나게 가라앉는 침전물. 무슨 한약 내리는줄 앎. 코냑-레드와인 류의 시작, 입안에 온통 쌍화탕 냄새 ㅎㅎ Lexington,KY https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot


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