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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

1,632 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,632
Reviews: 997
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 61
Gots: 77 | 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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Reviews by heath1agnew:
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heath1agnew

Texas

2.85/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

appearance- had a darker brown appearance with a shade of purple. a one finger head with a little bit of lacing.

smell- smelled extremely sweet with alcohol fumes.

taste- it was really a bit to sweet to me, and had a rough bitter finish with alcohol at the end.

mouthfeel- i would say the mouthfeel was fairly heavy with a bit of a rough feel.

drinkability- it was a bit hard to finish this beer due to the sweetness and harsh alcohol finish.

i have discovered this is probably not my favorite style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2009 16:05:12 | More by heath1agnew
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tikk

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

07-14-2014 04:42:33 | More by tikk
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into snifter.

A: pours a wonderful deep amber / ruby red color with about a finger of nice thick, tan head. this fads to a fair ring around the glass, with some lingering in the center.

S: upfront, I get a malty sweetness with dark fruits like plums a little bit of hop, but not much.

T: I get a sweetness and a breadyness from the malt initially, then some fruits, figs, and a bit of resinous hop character at the end.

M: pretty good mouthfeel, good carbonation.

O: i havent had a whole lot of barleywines (even less english barleywines) so im certainly a bit out of my element in regards to this beers representation of the style. this is based more on my general opinions. a pretty good beer, though. I wouldn't ever turn one down.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 01:46:39 | More by ilikebeer03
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4/5  rDev +2%

07-13-2014 04:14:32 | More by bobv
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patre_tim

China

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown filtered with lots of carbonation, even bubbles cling to the inside of the glass. There are 2 fingers of creamy beige head.

S: Malt, toffee, butter scotch, crème brulee, apple candy.

T: Butter scotch, candy, alcohol on the end, caramelized sugar like crème brulee, apple candy comes in as well.

M: Thick syrupy body is balanced by the heavy carbonation so much so that its smooth with a light bitter aftertaste.

O: Considered a standard by many in the beer world for a Barleywine, I was glad to finally find this on the east coast at Brawley’s Beverage in Charlotte. Drank in Boca Raton July 12th, 2014.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 03:45:38 | More by patre_tim
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-13-2014 03:41:19 | More by khargro2
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bccocx

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-12-2014 16:22:54 | More by bccocx
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

07-12-2014 02:36:01 | More by AMCPhD
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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-10-2014 18:38:02 | More by joemetric
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Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

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Arizona

4/5  rDev +2%

07-10-2014 05:33:22 | More by chefbigjon
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zbooks

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

07-10-2014 00:42:18 | More by zbooks
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-09-2014 22:49:17 | More by baklo
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Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.5%

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Utah

3/5  rDev -23.5%

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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk Asheville. Served in a Lagunitas pint glass.

A- Pours a reddish dark amber with a 1/2 inch light tan had that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Sweet smelling with some notes of dark fruit, caramel and a touch of brown sugar.

T- Big hits of Bready malt, booze and more dark fruit. Everything melds together to make for a drinkable barleywine, there's just not a lot of complexity. Bitter aftertaste.

M- Somewhat syrupy with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Definitely a sweeter barleywine with a lot of residual sugars but still quite drinkable if not very complex.

Serving type: on-tap

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Iowa

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

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Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,632 ratings.