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RATINGS: 2064   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.


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2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hopeye101 (44) - Draughthouse, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Wow. This is really sweet. Aroma is mango / fresh figs. No hop aroma Flavor is sweet malty. Figgy mango pear. Sweet finish. Did they forget to add the hops? Tastes like it. Very disappointing. It’s been awhile since I’ve had this but there is no way my previous ones were this bad. Now I’ll have to get an insulin shot


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (711) - BELARUS - JUL 28, 2015
Amber, moderate head. Nose of syrup, resin, grass. Medium to full body. Sweet taste of roasted malt, a bit of booze, winy, light bitterness along. Well balanced. Nice brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (279) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Poured from the 6-pack, look is reddish orange nice 2-3 finger collar. The first beer and a half are forced sippers, meaning it is almost impossible to gulp, but after that all bets are off. I got all kinds of different flavors in every drink: fresh fruit, dried fruit, sugar, booze, malt and some hops. I also get why the commercial description suggests to sip after dinner, because it’s strong! I wouldn’t suggest trying to drink all 6 if you have anything to do the next day, especially early in the morning.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours Reddish Amber with a very small, beige head. Aroma of malt soup. Notes of stone fruit and booze. Lots going on in the taste. Plummy fruit, liquor and a bit of doughy cake flavour. Gets you pished n’aw. Tidy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Orange-red with thin beige head. A bit hazy. Wood, fruit, alcohol, apricots, chocolate, hops and a bit of liquorice in the nose. Bitter and fresh flavour with notes of fruit, vanilla and chocolate. Somewhat sweet with a dry finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (490) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
A really beautiful reddish brown ale with light foam. Even when the bottle is opened spreads a lovely winey aroma. There is much fruit in the aroma and slightly malt. The palate is marked by hard roasted malt and lots of fruit. The alcohol has a nice warming effect and edge makes a good vinous fullness. The finish is long and the hops gives it a subtle bitter touch which is in a very good balance with the malty and fruity taste.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarauderSky (16) - - JUL 10, 2015
This one has a lot going for it. Looks good. Smells good. Tastes good. Definitely recommend it.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
elosop (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
Grumligt orange/mörkbrun med kvarhållande beigt skum. Doftar sött, lite kanel och kryddor. Smaken omedelbart sötsyrlig, maltig med lite beska i botten. Eftersmaken ganska lång: lite sötsliskig, mycket tung maltsmak. Klart bästa Barley wine jag druckit.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubbs92 (2) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2015 does not count
A- In my opinion it has a very alcoholic smell to it. I can smell a little bit of the dark fruit but mostly alcohol. A- Nice ruby color with an off white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. T- I do not taste the the alcohol that I found in the smell. It has a nice sweet dark fruit. M- Light carbonation that coats the mouth nicely. O- A very tasty beer from a historic brewery. I have not had many barleywines but I’m beginning to love them more and more.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gylo (248) - Lublin, POLAND - JUL 2, 2015
Wyra?ny s?odkawy smak, pi?kna barwa. To dopiero moje drugie Barley Wine i jeszcze niezbyt dobrze si? w nich orientuje, ale chyba b?dzie to jeden z nich ulubionych gatunków.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murran (369) - - JUN 27, 2015
Pours a dark brown body with a thick beige head. Very nice aroma of burnt sugar. Well balanced malty taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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