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RATINGS: 2227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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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homeini (272) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Butelka, 03.2018. W aromacie miód, karmel, czerwona porzeczka. W smaku jest karmel i miód, ale są złamane dosyć sporą kwaskowatością, też jakby czerwona porzeczka, na końcu, dopiero po chwili pojawia się lekka goryczka, bardzo krótka. Kolor czerwono miedziany, bardzo klarowne, piana średnia kremowa, niezbyt trwała, ale jak na barley wine i tak dosyć obfita. Wysycenie trochę za wysokie, przez co piwo sprawia wrażenie lekkiego i niezbyt gęstego, alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty w smaku, po ogrzaniu lekko wychodzi w aromacie.

4.1
hauxe (771) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2017
Pours red/brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is caramel, apple schnapps, peppermint. Taste is malty sweet, lots of caramel, with a fruity twang. Turns warm and bittersweet at the finish. Overall a complex mix of flavors. Full-bodied, rich, creamy palate with a mild carbonation. Very good, although I can’t quite make up my mind how high to place it. Will age a bottle for a year or two and have another go.

4.3
vodka4blood (152) - Miltonboro, Vermont, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Kept this bottle in my basement for a pretty good while; picked it up sometime in Feb 2015! After more than two years in the chilly, dark cellar this is just about one of the best libations to ever play upon my tongue. A little smoky and a little oaky, with amazing malt/hop combo, it doesnt get much better than this. Stellar effort, keep em coming, Anchor!

4.1
gopherfan99 (1829) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Bottle; pours dark amber with an off white head; aroma of caramel, dried fruit, honey, and a hint of spice; taste is sweet with caramel, honey, dried fruits, and a hint of vanilla; finish is dry and sweet; very good

4.1
gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2017
My 2000th rating. 12 ounce bottle. Tawny reddish copper color topped by a small creamy beige head. Rich toasted malt nose hints a dark dried fruit, vanilla and herbal hops. First sip offers sweet malt flavor with notes of raisins, caramel, figs, vanilla and brown sugar. rich and complex. As it warms, it becomes soft and bittersweet with a touch of maple syrup. Warming alcohol notes in finish. for todays standards, this may seem tame as Barley wines go. However, it is a very good example of the style.

4.5
Grisza77 (760) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Miedziane, klarowne piwo o średnie pianie, która redukuje się do zera. Aromat bardzo przyjemny, słodki, miód, rodzynki, toffi, delikatny alkohol. W smaku słodkie, gęste, oleiste, miodowe, owocowe,toffi, ziołowe. Goryczka wysoka ziołowa. Ogólnie uwielbiam takie piwa, słodkie, gęste, ułożone skontrowane fajną, mocną goryczką, jedno z moich ulubionych piw, bardzo przypomina mi Quatro od Pinty.

3.8
martin00sr (4042) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2017
Clear amber, small offwhite head. Aroma has caramel, notes of dried fruit. Sweet malty flavour, caramel and alc warmth.

3.8
mengo81 (55) - - MAY 10, 2017
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3.8
DonGregorio (413) - POLAND - APR 30, 2017
Bottle. Clear red colour, firm tan head, good lacing. Aroma of dried and crystallized fruits, raisins, caramel, light notes of honey. Taste is heavy- sweet and medium- bitter, caramely and bready base, lots of candy fruits, raisins, dried fruits, slightly herbal finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is average. Great, sweet, fruity and complex example of the style.

4.1
matoss (77) - Warszawa Ursus, POLAND - APR 29, 2017
Pite z butelki. Piękna barwa, jasne, rubinowe. W zapachu mocne nuty chleba, słodów, rodzynek i miodu. W smaku to samo. Słodkie, gęste, treściwe i bardzo smaczne. NIestety nie nazwę tego Barley Wine, gdyż moja butelka zdecydowanie różni się od innych przedstawicieli tego stylu. Powiedziałbym, że bł to Imperial Bock, co mi bardzo zasmakowało. Super piwo.


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