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Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,647 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,647
Reviews: 997
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 62
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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Jon

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Seven-ounce nip bottle. Gotta love the nip bottle... but I digress.

Copper-amber pour with a fizzy taupe head that is quick to disappear.

Sweet, fruity nose shows notes of pineapple, caramel, toffee, and hints at apricot. Somewhat of a molasses scent, too. The dry hopping draws but minor attention.

More sweet, fruity notes reign in the flavor department. Pineapple, caramel, toffee, bubblegum and sappy hops. Nicely integrated flavors keep the alcohol content from becoming overly prevalent.

Mouthfeel seems a touch thin, though this is quite the smooth barleywine.

Drinks very well for a barleywine, but I think part of this is attributed to the seemingly lighter mouthfeel Old Foghorn possesses. Not overly heavy, but packs enough of a punch to demand respect. A well done barleywine that put American examples of the style on the map not too long ago.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2004 02:36:40 | More by Jon
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Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,647 ratings.