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Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Old Foghorn

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,627 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,627
Reviews: 995
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 61
Gots: 78 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies slightly over the years.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001)
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Cozzatoad

Italy

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Slightly murky dark orange, with some reddish hints if seen through light. 1 and a half finger off-white head, which does not show much retention or either lacing

S- Sweet caramel and honey malts with a slight warming alcoholic touch to them. Some notes of chocolate may be noticed. A fresh herbal hops whiff was quite easily detectable but it disappeared pretty quickly

T- Malts playing a major role as the smell suggested. Caramel is pretty dominant though honey and a slight soft, buttery feel (very much english ale-like) are also showing up. A bit of hoppy citric feel can be easily noticed, it brings a touch of freshness but it does not affect the beer's overall sweetness. Warming (but not at all spicy) alcoholic notes are quite easily detectable, along with some background chocolate and liquorice notes

M- Medium to full body, maybe just a bit on the light side for the style. Minimal carbonation resulting in a soft, smooth feel on both tongue and palate. Warming

O- Despite it's quite strong hop presence (at least for the style) this is very much a sweet beer, and maybe even a bit too sweet for my liking. Has the strong, full-flavoured character of a good barleywine though maybe it lacks a bit in terms of balance and drinkabilty. Still a good, solid beer

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 10:26:34 | More by Cozzatoad
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Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,627 ratings.