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RATINGS: 1874   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
borisboris (1) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 27, 2014 does not count
Highly complex and harmonious taste. Its fullness and sweetness is perfectly balanced with slightly bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (903) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
12 ounce bottle purchased thirteen months ago at Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach. Pours a brown / red / garnet hue with two fingers of off-white colored foam that quickly reduces to a thin layer. AROMA of sticky dark toffee, candied plums and dates, holiday fruit cake, some subdued hops, and a bit of booze. FLAVOR reminiscent of a nice port with elements of dark fruit and pipe tobacco, also notes of rich caramel, tangy hops, and sweet molasses. Moderately sweet with concealed alcohol in the mouth (though somewhat perceptible in the nose). A really great version of the style. (1845, 863)

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
melush (625) - SPAIN - APR 25, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color ambar oscuro, ligeramente rojizo. Sabor a malta, caramelo, uvas pasas, ligeramente dulce. Extraordinaria Barley Wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4608) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Nice sweet yeast aroma, golden, ,hazy, light brown foame, light sweet and light bitter, nice harmonic finish

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 22, 2014
Cervesa molt acaramelada i per l’estil poc alcoholica, cada glop és diferent. Cerveza muy acaramelada t por el estilo poco alcohólica, cada sorbo es diferente.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwillrich (150) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2014
Aromas bastante complexos, com destaque para o caramelo, bastante intenso. Cor vermelho escura.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thompson (322) - - APR 15, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Nice red-brown colour, full sized large white head. Smell and taste malts...sweet...little bit hops...fruits and a little bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1490) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle at 10% ABV, not 8.8% as listed. Mocha head that quickly dissipates. Deep amber body. Alcohol, red fruit, dog, cherries, Christmas cake, port-soaked raisins, fresh orange juice. Sweet, some savoury, like cheese. Dry, dusty finish. Some alcoholic burn. Fizzy. A bit rough. Reminiscent of Gold Label, as in a similar style, but better.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Roodbruine kleur, weinig schuim. Ruikt erg lekker, zoet, wijn. Smaakt super, wat zoet , beetje bitter, beetje als wijn. Erg goed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbudd19 (577) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Draft. Clear red pour, nice finger of white head very little lacing to speak of. Aroma, sweet toffee, brown sugar, and hops. Taste, sweet sticky mouthfeel, nice bitterness from the hops, big sweet malty finish. Nice stuff.


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