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RATINGS: 2197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
San Franciscos celebrated Old Foghorn Ale has been virually handmade by the brewers of Anchor Steam Beer, in one of the worlds 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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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Draught at Tylers in Durham, NC. Clear copper color with a thin off white head. Metallic hop nose wth prominent alcohol and cotton candy flavors that warms the tongue and ascends into the nose. Slightly sweet. Not very carbonated, which makes for a smooth feel on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Clear copper, with a small short lived head. Sweet, vinous aroma. Medium body, caramel, brown sugar, port wine, and citrus flavors. Finish is a little on the sweet side, but dries up a bit after a few seconds.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
The beer had an amber color. It seemed to have a fairly bitter finish to it, but all in all it was a good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (14066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2005
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear mahogany with a creamy long lasting amber head. Aromas of plums, raisins, toffee,and some vinous notes. Palate was heavy bodied and a bit syrupy. Flavors of toffee, raisin and vanilla with a lingering sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 Deep amber color, little head. Sweetness of cirtus, dark fruits and rich malts. Flavor of gingerbread, brown sugar, sweet malts and molassas. Great on a crisp night.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Had during a beer tasting party. Poured red with a hoppy, perfume aroma. Finished rough or I would have enjoyed more.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 Deep amber pour with quickly disappearing head. Sweet roasted maltiness predominates...but my overwhelming impression is of a "barley-wine light". Not my favorite of the style, but decent drink with a well hidden ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 1, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 (rerate, 12/21/05) I dont know what happened since the last time I had this, but Im having a bottle from the same 6 pack that I rated last time and there is a huge difference. No head. The aroma is uneventful and smells mainly of alcohol. The flavor is similar. Dominated by boring caramel, and thats all. Im disappointed. (6,4,7,3,15) (Dec. 1st, 05) Amazing...beautiful aroma of lemon and very sweet malt. Oh my gosh this is the best beer I have ever tasted. Dark fruit, citrus, sweet malt, alcohol tinge...they all blend perfectly. Wonderful feel on the tongue. Good job on this brew! (8,5,8,4,17)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7299) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2005
Bouteille de 12 oz obtenue via les Importations Prives Biropholie. Arme: Odeur de raisin, de chocolat et dalcool. Apparence: La couleur est ambre fonce avec une moyenne densit de bulle. Absence total de col mais prsence dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de pain aux raisins et de cerises. La dure de larrire got est longue. Apparence: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Leffervescence en bouche est moyenne. Prsence dalcool chaleureux et dune lgre sensation de fume en arrire got. (Rating #359)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2005
somewhat of a reddish brown appearance with next to no head.....aroma of sugary malts, faint hops, and somewhat bready...flavor is of alcohol, caramel, dark fruits....perfect palate


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