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Anchor Old Foghorn - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,627 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,627
Reviews: 995
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 61
Gots: 78 | 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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tjsdomer2

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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark, cloudy red-brown. Can't see much carbonation with the darkness. Tons of great foam and good lacing here as well.

Smell: Extremely strong fruit. Alcohol fruit at that. Definitely one of the strongest smelling beers I've ever tried.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Great spicy bite that balances a fruit maltiness. A wonderful taste. I'm a bit disappointed with the mouthfeel here. It kind of fizzles out and feels pretty watery. Overall I like this.

Drinkability: The high alcohol content might hurt this category, but it's still very drinkable.

Overall: I definitely recommend this beer as something different.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2010 03:08:09 | More by tjsdomer2
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Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,627 ratings.