Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by DIPAbrewer:
3.48/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I have tried the 2007 and 2008 versions and have to say that last years was better. Not to worry, after a year or so in the cellar this will also be delicious.
The '08 batch has a nice Burgandy color, its cloudy but has a stiff creamy head.
The aroma is filled with plums and sweet malt, seems to be missing the hop aroma I would expect from an American Barleywine.
The taste is sweet plum, brandy, and spice. Its fairly dry for the style but since it lacks strong hop flavor or bitterness it finishes sweet.
Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated, not too syrupy, but not too light.
The drinkability is average, its a sipping beer but won't leave you reeling. I would pair it with Maytag Bleu cheese or with a spicy roasted duck dish.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2008 02:49:17 | More by DIPAbrewer
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4.29/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Some people in the US may laugh at the notion, but this beer has been one of my so-called "whales" for a long time. I had yet to find it in Canada, anywhere, and still have yet to see it in bottles. Alas, Beer Revolution here in Cowtown snagged a keg and I essentially teleported down there to sample a 12 oz. goblet. A unique brick red shading into brown hue that recalls autumn leaves (uh oh, finding this brew has brought out my whimsical artsy side ...), with some light tan bubbles draped over the matte bronze. Very hop forward aroma, with rich toffee, orchard fruit, cut flowers and pine resins intermingling but not clashing. Palate features licorice toffee, molasses, leather, candy apple, burnt pancakes, port wine, pine, and hazelnuts, with a lemon-lime hop garnish that becomes more perceptible as your palate habituates to the malts. Yeast esters galore and overall features a complex and robust yet refined flavor profile, less intense than many so-called American barley wines but still hoppy and vibrant. I get the English designation but the hops are American in my book. Less thick than many other barley wines, quite smooth on the mouth but finishes rather bitter, medicinal, and woody. Although allegedly this brew has changed over the years, it still tastes like a true classic to me. With any luck we'll get bottles in this province. I have to say, coming to craft beer at this relatively late stage in my life has made the whole ride quite fun ... Read about the iconic beers, wait for them to show up in this market, rejoice when they finally do ...
Serving type: on-tap
03-15-2014 18:56:03 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.73/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
Review from notes: February 7th, 2014.
A: Amber with off-white head which quickly disappears.
S: Citrus; lemon with slight hop aroma.
T: Somewhat bitter and boozy. It gets better as I drink.
M: Interesting. Slick and thick.
O: This is my first taste of this style. It's pretty interesting. The only negative with this brew is that it is expensive around here, around $3 a bottle.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 03:50:33 | More by ranger7
Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,536 ratings.