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RATINGS: 2195   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, - MAR 30, 2010
26/03/2010. 330ml bottle Thorndon New World. Hazy chestnut, caramel, sweet, herbal, bitter, warming... well balanced but it doesn’t blow my mind. Just another beer that pleads with me to make the trip to USA’s west Coast so that I can try it fresh when the hops really sparkle. Makes me realise that the Fogmonster in my cellar isn’t as far off the mark


4
angel77 (3483) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2017 Botella 33 cl en el Lúpulo Oviedo diciembre 2010. Fcpref 04..2011. (r2238). Tomada en varias ocasiones. Color oscuro con espuma beige. Sabores intensos acaramelados ligeramente tostados y quemados. Maltosos dulces. Cuerpo medio a intenso con buena sensación alcohólica desde el principio. 9.4 vol. Muy valorada en su momento. Bastante buena para repetir sin duda.

3.5
Johannes59 (14) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2017 Kersenhout rood van kleur. Stevig schuim. Mooi caramel van smaak. Licht gehopt. Aangenaam zoet

3.6
dunklermessias (254) - GERMANY - AUG 13, 2017
335 ml bottle at Getränkefeinkost Lüneburg. This bottle has 9.4% vol. Pours with a clear ruby-brown color and a small white head. Nice nose of rasiins, sweet malts, dried fruits, molasse, vanilla and old barrel wood. Taste is much more dry than exxpected. The fine aroma of the nose gets a liitle bit lost. Taste is fruity, with some burnt sugar, some herbal flavors and a slightly bitter (tannin) dry finish.

3.6
rob19a (377) - - AUG 10, 2017
17/20 loved it, different taste, malty sweetness, really well balanced, very boozy but also makes you want to drink more

3.7
koshack (1829) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 9, 2017
Przyjemny aromat. Owoce, lekka cierpkość, kandyzowany cukier. Jest trochę nut chmielu. Całość pachnie dość ostro, estrowo. Jest lekki alkohol. Później się układa. Jest nuta owocowa, lekko słodka. Pachnie jak dobre barley wine. W odczuciu lekko likierowe, geste. Nie jest mocno wysycone. Trochę kwaskowe w smaku. Jak dla mnie mogło być bardziej gęste, więcej ciała.

3.8
ehaak26 (553) - - AUG 8, 2017
Bottle from AJ’s Beer Warehouse. Aroma of dark fruit esters, caramel malts.

3.5
R4N5H (1216) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2017
12oz bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam and poured into a snifter on 4-Aug-2017. Clear reddish amber with a thick beige coloured head. Aroma of sweet malt, fruit and hops. Full body and medium carbonation. Taste is sweet fruit, dominated by burnt banana and caramel. Medium spiced with a sweet, light bitterness to the finish. A heavy dessert beer.

3.9
SloaneRanger (44) - - AUG 4, 2017
Lasissa sameisen ruskea. Tuoksuu voimakkaasti, mukana mm. toffeeta, taatelia ja luumua. Maku on makea, mutta ei liiaksi. Amerikkalaistyyliin mukana on myös humalaa, mikä tuo tasapainoa.

3.5
AVLarsen (177) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle. Thick and tasty. Both sweet and bitter. Not my favorite kind of beer, but this is very drinkable.

3.6
Kleurplaatje (208) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2017
Pours dark copper with a lively beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruits.. Nothing special. Flavor is sweet as candy. Caramel, apples... Nice bittersweet touch near the end. Bit of a mild barley wine if you ask me. Guess some ageinig would do well to this brew.


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