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RATINGS: 2156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2111) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2013
A half finger of head on a clearer, dark amber colored body. It smells like barley-lemon candy, which is quite nice. The taste is sweet overall with mild lemon bitterness throughout. There’s a slight alcohol flavor, but it’s generally subtle. The texture is thicker with low carbonation. An enjoyable barleywine.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (346) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2016
G: Nice/Barrel/Wein/Hopfen/Americano T: Süß/Schmeichelend/Malz/Hops/Low Alcohol Taste NH: Nicht sehr lang, dafür aber ausgewogen und sehr rund. Der Barley Wine für die Grillparty ;). 355ml Flasche von BEYOND BEER in HH. 4-5 Euro.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (1221) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - JUN 16, 2016
dark brown, rather clear, minimal foam; caramel, dark fruits, some spices? and alcohol; medium+ sweetness and bitterness; full body, quite thick feel, softly carbonated, long bittersweet finish; Overall: very nice sipper, balanced, well-made, no flaws

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (418) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Typical american barleywine. Heavy innthr malts, sweet, well hopped and thick. Well balanced. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1093) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2016
0.355 bottle. Clear, brown color with a crimson tinge and a small, off-white head. The aroma is composed primarily of dark fruits, caramel, and figs with a malty backbone. Taste is also relatively fruity, caramel features prominently again, sugar and raisins make a first appearance. A full body, a creamy texture, and an average carbonation. The finish introduces molasses and is a tad off with its bitterness level; after such an intro I expected something better. Overall the beer is good, obviously it does have shortcomings but let that not overshadow its merits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolas510 (1136) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2016
Brun/röd med stort smutsvit skum. Doftar och smakar russin, och torkad frukt. Bra öl!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (737) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle. Dark amber color with minimal head. Aroma has dark fruits, some alcohol and caramel. Taste is sweet fruity with long nice aftertaste that has some minor bitterness. Flavors of caramel, dark fruits, berries, raisins. Smooth and tasty one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (6378) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, dried fruit, alcohol, raisin, caramel.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, alcohol, caramel, raisin, plum.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RocknSkol (15) - - MAY 19, 2016
Amber and somewhat hazy with a creamy off-white head. Complex aroma with subtle notes of bananas, pears and sugar cookies. Full-bodied with a sweet, complex character. 3 years old and the hops have really mellowed. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msbernac (1723) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle Aroma-floral, fruits, alcohol Appearance-ruby, clear, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Palate-medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klu9 (392) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Barwa rubinowa, klarowne. Piana opada do obrączki, piwo pięknie oblepia szkło. Zapach kokosowy, waniliowy, nie za wyraźny. W smaku doskonałe, 33,3% goryczka, 33,3% słodowość, 33,3% kwaskowość, świetnie zbilansowane.


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