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Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company

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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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bnes09

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep brownish red in color. Exceptional clarity. Bubbly tan head with poor retention and zero lacing.

Complex fruity and spicy aromas. Cinnamon, nutmeg and dates are the most prominent. Hints of scotch.

Tons of rich and complex flavors. Taste is sweet overall embodied by maple, prunes and dates. Solid hop character does not dominate but provides balance with a grassy, soapy bite. Spices present as well and mirror the smell. Also a touch of smokey flavors, some oak and chocolate. Smooth and delicious flavors up-front but the aftertaste reminds me slightly of cough syrup.

Medium to full-bodied and well carbonated. Not overdrying but somewhat sticky.

I enjoy the complexity of flavors and aromas. This one is definetly more about the malt but the hops are do a good job of adding depth. Not a bad brew, I'd probably drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 23:37:54 | More by bnes09
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Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,627 ratings.