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Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,625 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,625
Reviews: 995
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 61
Gots: 79 | 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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puertobrewing

Puerto Rico

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured beautifully on a pilsner glass. Amber with a foamy one finger head that disappeared almost instantly. Practically no lacing left behind.

S - Nice balanced smell between the hops and the malt. The alcohol kicks in a bit but not overwhelming. Get a bit of citrus and just a tiny bit of bourbon with woody hints. Definitely a great smell.

T - Up front I taste the bitterness of the hops, which is enough and then it turns to sweetness washing the bitterness, thus balancing the palette. Can taste the wood, probably oak, bourbon, a little bit of chick-o-stick kind of flavor and spices.

M - Nice carbonation for its style and it doesn't feel dry at all. Smooth and full bodied.

Overall it is a nice barleywine perfect for a dessert after a great meal, or for having it when you feel like drinking only one beer. Well, or maybe like me... I'm having this beer as a closing beer after an Abita Mardi Gras and three Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stouts. No more beer for today!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 05:50:22 | More by puertobrewing
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Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,625 ratings.