Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by alleykatking:
3.88/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz bottle.
A- Pours a murky caramel brown color with light amber highlights. One finger tan head shows medium retention. Some light spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.
S- Tons of caramel bready malts with light brown sugar notes. There is also a big citrus hop burst to this as well. Some darker fruits linger in the background which I expected to be a lot more agressive.
T- Caramel malts in the front with a lot of darker fruit notes (plum mostly). The middle shows a caramel malt base which gives off a bready vibe to it. The darker fruits kind of show back up in the backend along with a citrus hops blast with hints of piney hops as well. Clean crisp and to the point flavor wise.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Bready malts and darker fruits left on the palate. Aftertaste is alcohol heat and darker fruits with a hint of hops that fade quickly. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol. Flavors were well put together and no off flavors at all in the overall experiance.
D- This is a fair and easy drinking barleywine. I would suggest this one to people who want to get into the style. A lower ABV on this makes it also wasy for the first time drinker of barleywines. Anchor made a good tasting and easy drinking beer in a style that likes to go over the top with flavor and aroma profile.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2011 01:11:32 | More by alleykatking
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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.