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RATINGS: 1942   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cenzura (121) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Aroma: Sweet malts, plum, classy alcohol, dried fruits, flowers and caramel. Taste: Sweet dried fruits, citrus sourness, honey, plum, caramel and medium bitterness on aftertaste. Small head, no lacing, medium carbonation. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 16PLN (bottle)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (447) - - NOV 15, 2014
Julie says an interesting Carmelly nuke but takes a while to actually taste the goodness. It is blah the rest of the way. She gives a 2.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (271) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2014
Copper colored beer with a white head, low carbonation. Smells fruity. Taste is fruity, sweet honey and some hoppy bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden, good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnowek (263) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
I like this precisely because it doesn't really taste like a barley wine. The sweetness is almost residual and well balanced with the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dambor (76) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2014
Pours copper with a small head. Aroma: very malty, but also hoppy (flowers, citrus). Taste: pretty thick, malty sweetness, honey and a nice hoppy bitterness in the finish, plus a subtle warming effect in the throat. A greatly balanced barley wine, very drinkable. Alcohol very well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (175) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 11, 2014
De color ambar y buena capa de espuma beige de mediana retención. Aroma a fruta madura y licor. Oleosa y sin mucha carbonatación. En boca de nuevo fruta madura, dulce y acaramelada, dejando sensación alcohólica en la garganta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (122) - USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Dark red colour, white head. Sweet aroma, red fruits and caramel). Nice sweet fruity flavour with red fruits and plums. Medium body. Low carbonation. Nice sweet finish that end with some dryness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (826) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 9, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 35.5cl au Kilarney entre potes, couleur caramel, pas de mousse et très peu d’effervescence, une bière très très sucrée avec un début de bouche énorme sur le caramel et le pruneau, continuité sur le sucre candy et une pointe sur le coing et un final à peine malté.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (1786) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours reddish color, white head. Aroma of red fruits, honey, caramel, alcohol, plums. Taste is sweet, plums, red fruits, honey, alcohol present, hints of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (346) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 26, 2014
355 ml bottle @ The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Ruby red color with a nice beige head. Aroma of caramel, iqourice, dried fruits. Taste is sweet at first with caramel and honey, followed by dark fruits and earthy hoppiness to balance it. Aftertaste is medium sweet, long. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.

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