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RATINGS: 2079   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2006
Bottle. Rich dark ruby color with a small tan head. Rich malt aroma with a nice dried fruit and hoppy aroma. Nice balance in the flavor with good bitterness and earthy, slight citrus hops and rich caramel malt. Hops in aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36090) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
Århus2008. 12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and amber with a fully diminished white head. Malt dense and overripe fruity aroma. Sweet fruity with an intense hoppy and mild spiced flavour. Sweet and slight spiced finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (30790) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2004 An unclear orange beer with very little head. It has a fresh aroma of cowberries, black curran, orange, and spices. It tastes sweet of orange, cowberries, black currant, and spices and finishes of with a slightly bitter taste. A fantastic beer - definatly one of the best beers I've ever had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
(Bottle 20,1 cl) Copper coloured, slightly hazy from impurities, almost no head. Extremely fullbodied with an avundance of flavours that almost "explodes" in the mouth. Malty sweetish almost fatty beer with a strong warming alcohol. Comes in a neat 7 ounce bottle "perfect for sipping".

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
Brown colour with a low beige head. Sweet aroma of malt and alcohol. Nice sweet taste of malt and hops. Good Barley Wine !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2006
Bottled. Amberish red colour (hazy), no head. Redwineous plummy aroma. Flavour is typical for barley wine, plum, alcohol and some caramellish malts. Lovely smooth barley wine though.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (21422) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2002
Reddish brown. The first barley wine I came across. Citrusy aroma, very malty, chewy and fruity. Bitter finish. I liked it then and I love it still.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle. Pours a lovely dark amber colour with a tan head. Malty hoppy aroma with hints of dark fruits and caramel. Sweet malty fruity hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Warming malty and bitter aftertaste. A nice barley wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
6th July 2008. Rich semi opaque brown beer with a malt nose. The beer is rich and malty. No bitterness. Soft and frothy in the mouth. Slight fruit in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (17646) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2011 Bottle at toms ... Deep brown ... toasted malt little spirit little sweet ... quite sweet little meaty ... lots of resisn good depth and balance ... quite rich caramel ... balanced tart hop. 3.8

Bottle at home bbf Oct 09 ... dark copper ... thin lacing ... soft sweet toffe malt s.. fruity vanilla nose... quite a lot of alcohol up front .. that malts i dont like ... soft berry ... caramel ... not really my thing 3.4


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