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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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
delorian (85) - budapest, - SEP 22, 2013
Itt kezdődött anno az ismerkedésem az árpa borok világával. Lehet, hogy rögtön a csúcson kezdtem ? Mindenesetre ez egy fantasztikusan összetett sör volt, az egészen bizonyos. Kiváncsi lennék, hogy ha egy bolti lagerekhez szokott átlagos sörfogyasztónak kitöltik ezt a vöröses-réz italt, a hozzákapcsolodó illat és íz orgiával, vajon mit mondana mit iszik éppen ? Nem hiszem, hogy a sör szó egyáltalán eszébe ötlene. Csodás ital, de illatát és ízeinek kavalkádját nem igazán tudnám megtippelni. Citrusosan komlós, aztán malátásan édes és rosé borosan savanykás is egyszerre, meg még ki tudja mi minden és ezek még egyensúlyban is vannak.


3.5
AVLarsen (171) - 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.

4
Fewbrew (18) - LITHUANIA - JUL 21, 2017
Best barley wine I’ve ever tried. Very well balanced. Dried fruits and roast notes, not too sweet or alcoholic. Awesome!

4.2
Fisler (548) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2017
Keine Perlen, wenig Schaum, aber schönes klares Rotbraun im Glas. In der Nase Beeren, Holzfass. Im Trunk süß, Cognac, Beeren, Kirschen, Holzfass. Keine Spur zu alkoholisch. Praline. Herrliches Aromaspiel auf der Zunge. Langer Abgang. Teuflisch gut trinkbar. Granatenstark!

5
monz67 (2) - BULGARIA - JUL 8, 2017 does not count
Thick, rich and creamy. Notes are breadcrumb, dried apricot, molasses, caramel, tar. Malt goodness, amazingly well balanced. Definitely world-class.

3.8
kaserov (756) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2017
Color rojizo, oscuro pero translúcido, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarronado de dos dedos de grosor (no mucha retención, aunque tarde en disiparse del todo). Carbonatación suave (alguna que otra burbuja). Textura oleosa. Aroma dulzón. Malta caramelizada, azúcar, miel, melaza, pasas. En boca, exactamente lo mismo. Menos cuerpo del esperado y mucho dulzor. Ligerísimo amargor final (es más una sensación que una realidad). Ni rastro de alcohol. Más English Barley Wine que American, desde luego. Me hubiera gustado encontrar más lúpulo pero jamás me quejaría de lo que he encontrado. Dulzona, potente y muy rica.

4.1
CraftyHare (78) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2017
355ml bottle from Naples supermarket pours deep amber with tiny tan head. Aromas of toffee, hops, grass and sugar cane. Flavours of caramel malt, molasas, raisins, sugar syrup and herbal characters. Great texture and depth hide the alcohol well. A really balanced barley wine with plenty of character.

3.7
Oxytocin (144) - AUSTRIA - MAY 28, 2017
bottle, 8.2%, red-ish dark amber, clear, small, off white head. fruity, malty, honey, raisin. nice bitterness to balance the sweetness, medium body, a bit to thin for the sweetness.

3.8
PowY (758) - AUSTRIA - MAY 28, 2017
355 ml bottle, 8.2% ABV. Pours a clear dark amber with an off-white head. The aroma is malty, honey, caramel, toffee, dark fruits an an underlying hoppiness (herbal, pine) with some noticeable alcohol. Full body with a very low carbonation, a medium sweetness and a light bitterness. The flavor pretty much follows the aroma is dominated by the sweet maltiness - caramel, honey, molasses, brown sugar, spices - while the citric and herbal hops are nicely balancing the brew.

3.4
remALUS (364) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle: 355 ml, Price: 0,89 eur
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