Anchor Brewing Co. Old Foghorn (9.4%)

Anchor’s Barley Wine is reputedly somewhat of a classic and with this,m my first bottle, I can see why.
The, “first of its kind in modern times,” (by which I presume they mean the US Craft age), this is one hell of a good beer.
Pouring a ruby red with the merest halo for a head, Old Foghorn reeks of brandy and candy apples.
The malts are biscuit based but, in essence, completely pissed.
They stagger about calling you their best mate and looking for trouble.
Thick apple juice, pear juice, all sorts of juice, and a lot of it, mixed with rum rumbles about.
And there’s a nutty sideshow going on too.
Peanuts and hazelnuts, roasted and toasty, lounge in a boozy bath wearing sticky toffee trunks and use hoppy loofahs to scour themselves and YOU.
And that’s because there are hops in here too.
And they mean business.
They’re lemony, zesty, floral and fizzy with sherbet, and they leave you with a drunken dry leaf finish to swoon over.
Big, bold, boozy and brilliant.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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