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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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smakawhat

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into my Dogfish Head large snifter glass. unique date code seems to hint Sept 2011 bottling? I can barely read it, also a braille like 1DE is dotted on the back.

A real nice creamy light caramel head is presented with some staying power. Body is a nice ruby and very crystal clear. Pretty nice looking barleywine here.

Really nice nose here. Dark fruits, jam and pectin. Cinnammon dry spices, sweet candies and brown sugar, just a touch of sweetness. Very impressive with just a hint of heat.

Palate is a real nice mix of the nose with some great touches. Mellow banana, mixing in with brown cinnamon spices. Rich and spicy finish, mixes nicely with the carbonation here. It's a little carbonated/prickly in feel which is playful, not so velvety or silky. Not even boozy tasting or feeling either.

Overall, why in the heck have I never had this barleywine before it's great!

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 23:48:54 | More by smakawhat
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Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,625 ratings.