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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 rAvg Revs Bros
§ucabaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.504.533,78895
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleGoose Island Beer Co.12.104.533,233-
InsanityWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.104.161,92791
Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.103.651,78365
Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Brewing Company10.003.911,72084
Double Double Barrel AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.004.281,544-
Mother Of All StormsPelican Pub & Brewery14.004.451,41195
Mirror MirrorDeschutes Brewery11.004.241,25697
J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.251,254100
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleFlying Dog Brewery10.203.851,18786
Samael's AleAvery Brewing Company16.903.881,18578
Arctic Devil Barley WineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.204.38994-
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery11.003.8154094
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company14.504.44510-
Barrel Aged Naked EvilHoppin' Frog Brewery11.304.27508-
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley WineArcadia Brewing Company10.003.8503-
Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale)Heavy Seas Beer10.003.6349490
Our Finest RegardsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project12.104.0646190
BillionaireClown Shoes12.004.14460-
Bligh's Barleywine AleDry Dock Brewing Co.10.004.3744395
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.503.92403-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.05391-
Ridge RunnerRock Art Brewery7.203.42349-
Dominion Millennium AleOld Dominion Brewing Company10.504.0134594
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.12334-
LeonCigar City Brewing13.004.45327-
Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below DecksHeavy Seas Beer10.003.99281-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.05281-
Criminally Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing10.503.43272-
Irish WalkerOlde Hickory Brewery10.143.9423994
Shipyard Barley Wine Style Ale (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Brewing Co.8.503.6623780
Harpoon Leviathan - Barleywine Style AleHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall10.003.8122694
Shipyard Double Old Thumper AleShipyard Brewing Co.11.203.53211-
MashThe Bruery12.503.98207-
CommanderLift Bridge Brewery12.503.95190-
Smooth CriminalThe Bruery15.004.08175-
Oak Aged WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.703.6173-
Heavy Seas Cabernet Barrel Aged Below DecksHeavy Seas Beer10.003.93170-
Barrel Aged The MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company11.004.28148-
Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.003.68142-
Bommen & GranatenBrouwerij De Molen15.203.86142-
Stormwatcher's WinterfestPelican Pub & Brewery13.004.16141-
Golden PrideFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.03137-
Baggywrinkle BarleywineCisco Brewers Inc.9.003.5112983
Vermilion BarleywinePerennial Artisan Ales10.503.9312590
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer BarleywineArcadia Brewing Company12.004.04125-
MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company9.503.73124-
Winter WarmerUpland Brewing Company8.503.8122-
London BallingAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse12.504.2121-
LunkerSteel Toe Brewing14.404.27118-
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