Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by kbuzz:
3.45/5 rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tumbler glass. Bottle is stamped with "1JE"...??
A: Pours a crystal clear, dark amber/rusted red color. A frothy, eggshell, two-finger head sits beautifully atop the beer. This is a pretty looking brew for sure. Over three decades of brewing this recipe has certainly perfected its appearance.
S: Raisins mixed with soapy, grapefruit hops at first. Soft, faint notes of brown sugar and figs and various confectionary sweets. Not the biggest nose whallop I've received from a Barleywine...but fairly nice.
T/M: Big plum notes and more raisins. Figs. The hops don't really enter into the taste other than to provide a nice balancing bitterness for the dominant sweetness. Plenty of sweet caramel malts and brown sugar. The flavor as a whole is fleeting however...leaving an ever-so-slight stickiness. It's not quite as robust and heavy as I like. Thinner and less chewy than most Barleywines...but not in a bad way, just not as I'd prefer. Moderately carbonated.
O: So this is debatably the oldest American-style Barleywine on the market, but it seems the style has evolved quite a bit since this recipe took shape...because I don't think that's what I would consider this. It's not as big and hoppy as I've become accustomed to when drinking a Barleywine. But just like rock n roll has evolved into a bigger, badder "hoppier" version of it's original form, does that mean that Dr. Dog are a better rock band than the Beatles? Please.
This is a damn good beer!
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2012 01:25:32 | More by kbuzz
More User Reviews:
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
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