Anchor Old Foghorn | Anchor Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,977 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Old Foghorn
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States
anchorbrewing.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Old Foghorn® is brewed based on historic English barleywine methods. It is highly hopped, fermented with a true top-fermenting ale yeast, carbonated by a natural process called "bunging" to produce champagne-like bubbles, and dry-hopped with additional Cascade hops while it ages in our cellars. Made only from “first wort,” the rich first runnings of an all-malt mash, three mashes are required to produce just one barleywine brew.

ABV varies slightly over the years.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,977
Reviews:
1,060
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
179
For Trade:
1
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3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madakassal
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really like the ruby and amber colors coming out of this one, thin 1/5" head on the top, off white. Aroma was like belgian candy sugar, sweet caramel coming out of this one.

Taste, smooth, rich, burnt caramel, brown sugar, small c hops. Doesn't change as much as say Bigfoot when you age them, but they're always nice.

This is one of the more classic English barleywine recipes out there, this is time tested. Not sugary sweet, but it has sweetness. Does that make sense?

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
2.83/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

**
AROMA:Lemon, but very faint. Some Grains.
LOOK: Dark Copper. No head.
TASTE: Cherry, blueberry, wheat, some interesting things going on that I did not sense in the aroma
FEEL: Thin Body, and a little flat.

Not bad, but not something I'll go out seeking.
**

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MHJeff06
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of szarom1992
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbeer40
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed in Roger Protz' " 300 Beers To Try Before You Die!" and listed in the "1001."
A pioneer became a classic. But that dry-hop, it's not for me.

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Photo of billab914
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakeScully
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A pretty rare beer in Europe so I guess I was just lucky to put my hand on this one, pretty tasty and a good barley wine. . Worth a try especially with the warming weather.

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Anchor Old Foghorn from Anchor Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,977 ratings.
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