Old Foghorn Barleywine

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, Fritz Maytag is my hero.  My hero makes Old Foghorn Barleywine, a product of Anchor Brewing in San Francisco.  I’m really starting to enjoy the barleywine style, but in my world the season for such strong beers is nearing its end.  Old Foghorn pours a deep amber with a fairly thin beige head and a decent amount of visible carbonation.  The bouquet is rich and malty, with butterscotch liqueur notes and hops in the background.  It’s tangy, malty and sharp with an almost whiskey-soaked, dried apricot, fruit presence.  At 8.2% ABV its pretty strong, but it is still very drinkable.  Old Foghorn is a tad bitter in the mouth and in the finish, nice and hoppy, but it is certainly a beer I’ll revisit and enjoy.

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