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Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,623 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,623
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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silver0rlead

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on code shows November 14th, 2005: Pours a remarkably clear reddish amber with a thick tan head that retains well for a barleywine. The aroma has big citrus and piney hop character, as well as sweet caramel malt, fruity esters, ethanol, and some toasted bread...not the most complex but seems traditional and appropriate. The flavor starts off with some citrus and piney hop notes, followed by a big malt character consisting of caramel, molasses, dark fruits (prune, fig, date, raisin, plum), licorice, vanilla, fruity esters, extremely mild alcohol and some oak. The mouthfeel is rich and chewy, with light carbonation and high drinkability, especially for an american barleywine. If you're looking for an over-the-top hop bomb then this certainly isn't for you, but if an exquisitely well balanced beer is your thing then look no further. An exceptional barleywine, perhaps should be catergorized as english in style but awesome nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2005 08:17:47 | More by silver0rlead
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Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,623 ratings.