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RATINGS: 1939   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.

edgallow's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edgallow (2342) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2012
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, yeast and sweet fruit. Taste is much the same with a bit of bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (896) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
Pours reddish color, white head. Aroma of red fruits, honey, caramel, alcohol, plums. Taste is sweet, plums, red fruits, honey and hints of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
@ Basunen 14-12-15: stor fruktig doft med framför allt banan. Smaken är något mer balanserad. Mycket fin fyllighet och balanserad hetta. En fin värmare. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerSkull (1312) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
(Bottle). Sweet scent of caramel, fruit, chewing gum and raisins. Taste of sweet raisins, fruit, malt and hops. Warm hints of alcohol in the finish, and also some hints of salty sea. A nice beer this one! A very good Barley Wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swegepe (24) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
Beautiful colour. Already some sweetness and maltiness in the nose. Even more in the mouth. High alcohol, sweetness and maltiness, rich hopiness and finesse. Either you love it or not. Love it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cool_Bond (1562) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2014
Metal, fruity and butterscotch on the nose. The taste of lightly fruity, butterscotch and bitterness. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Too bitter for my taste. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
King_Alex_II (100) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2014
A bit watery and with harsh taste after a few sips. A bit disappointing. The beer might have been a bit too cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (249) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Amber color with no head. Aroma of melons and caramel. Taste is rather weak, weird for Barley Wine. Mostly boozy, maybe a little bit of spices. Nothing very special for a Barley Wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melker (218) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
Been looking forward to this grandfather of modern barley wine for a long time. It’s more than I expected. There’s lots of fruit in the aroma, both citrus and darker fruits. Sweet caramel, wood, vanilla, tobacco. Taste begins with sweetness but ends dry with a long bitterness. Complex but harsh. Would probably love this after a few years in the cellar.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Przylus (41) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Z butelki uderzenie bukietu winogron. Po nalaniu do kieliszka pojawiają się intensywne nuty koniakowe, wyczuwam też gorzkie czekoladki nadziewane winogronem zatopionym w syropie z cukru. Barwa brunatna, klarowna. Piana piękna, wysoka, drobna, jasnobeżowa. Smak... znakomicie wytrawny! Coś pomiędzy francuskim wytrawnym czerwonym winem, a lekkim porto. Przyjemnie gorzkie, pełne w smaku i długo pozostające w ustach. Alkohol niewyczuwalny w smaku, ale czuć że piwo rozgrzewa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (847) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a dark red/brown beer. Medium beige head that leaves lacing in the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel malt, bread, plum and brown sugar. Taste is sweet malt, alcohol, raisin, plum, grass, dark fruit, a little bit orange, nuts and dark syrup. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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