English Barleywine

Despite its name, a Barleywine (or Barley Wine) is very much a beer, albeit a very strong and often intense beer! In fact, it's one of the strongest of the beer styles. Lively and fruity, sometimes sweet, sometimes bittersweet, but always alcoholic. A brew of this strength and complexity can be a challenge to the palate. Expect anything from an amber to dark brown colored beer, with aromas ranging from intense fruits to intense hops. Body is typically thick, alcohol will definitely be perceived, and flavors can range from dominant fruits to palate smacking, resiny hops.

English varieties are quite different from the American efforts, what sets them apart is usually the American versions are insanely hopped to make for a more bitter and hop flavored brew, typically using American high alpha oil hops. English version tend to be more rounded and balanced between malt and hops, with a slightly lower alcohol content, though this is not always the case.

Most Barleywines can be cellared for years and typically age like wine.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 7.0-12.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleGoose Island Beer Co.12.104.494,825-
§ucabaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.504.464,761-
InsanityWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.104.142,38090
Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.103.682,10064
Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Brewing Company10.003.931,93384
Double Double Barrel AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.004.251,923-
Mother Of All StormsPelican Pub & Brewery14.004.421,83396
Mirror MirrorDeschutes Brewery11.004.21,71296
J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.251,449100
Samael's AleAvery Brewing Company16.903.881,39777
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleFlying Dog Brewery10.203.841,27785
Arctic Devil Barley WineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.204.351,270-
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company14.504.34716-
Barrel Aged Naked EvilHoppin' Frog Brewery11.304.22637-
Straight JacketRevolution Brewing Company13.004.27595-
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery11.003.858394
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley WineArcadia Brewing Company10.003.79580-
Schlafly Oak Aged BarleywineThe Schlafly Tap Room10.203.9757474
Bligh's Barleywine AleDry Dock Brewing Co.10.004.33529-
LeonCigar City Brewing13.004.37501-
MashThe Bruery12.504.07495-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.503.96474-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.07457-
Mash & GrindThe Bruery12.504.13451-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.15402-
Ridge RunnerRock Art Brewery7.203.45394-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery11.804.19370-
Dominion Millennium AleOld Dominion Brewing Company10.50435695
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.05333-
Irish WalkerOlde Hickory Brewery10.143.9432494
London BallingAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse12.504.17316-
Criminally Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing10.503.43310-
AaronHill Farmstead Brewery ? 4.57295-
Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.503.98279-
Shipyard Barley Wine Style Ale (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Brewing Co.8.503.6724880
Vermilion BarleywinePerennial Artisan Ales10.503.9823590
CommanderLift Bridge Brewery12.503.78233-
Shipyard Double Old Thumper AleShipyard Brewing Co.11.203.6232-
Double Or Nothing Maple BarleywineLawson's Finest Liquids10.503.92226-
Barrel Aged The MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company11.004.25216-
LunkerSteel Toe Brewing14.404.21205-
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine (2015)Goose Island Beer Co.12.903.95193-
Oak Aged WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.703.63189-
Bommen & GranatenBrouwerij De Molen15.203.83186-
Lips Of Faith - Blackberry Barley WineNew Belgium Brewing10.003.62183-
Golden PrideFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.06180-
Stormwatcher's WinterfestPelican Pub & Brewery13.004.14173-
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer BarleywineArcadia Brewing Company12.003.97155-
Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.003.71148-
Barrel Chested BarleywineUpland Brewing Company9.504.0714891
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