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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.12.504.533,91795
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleGoose Island Beer Co.12.104.533,700-
InsanityWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.104.151,96891
Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.103.651,84965
Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Brewing Company10.003.911,76184
Double Double Barrel AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.004.281,627-
Mother Of All StormsPelican Pub & Brewery14.004.451,49096
Mirror MirrorDeschutes Brewery11.004.241,36997
J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.251,284100
Samael's AleAvery Brewing Company16.903.871,21778
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleFlying Dog Brewery10.203.851,20086
Arctic Devil Barley WineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.204.371,030-
Barrel Aged Naked EvilHoppin' Frog Brewery11.304.26546-
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery11.003.8154494
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company14.504.44540-
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley WineArcadia Brewing Company10.003.81515-
Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale)Heavy Seas Beer10.003.6449790
Our Finest RegardsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project12.104.0548590
Bligh's Barleywine AleDry Dock Brewing Co.10.004.3646095
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.503.92410-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.05397-
Ridge RunnerRock Art Brewery7.203.42354-
LeonCigar City Brewing13.004.42353-
Dominion Millennium AleOld Dominion Brewing Company10.504.0134794
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.12340-
Mash & GrindThe Bruery12.504.23306-
Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below DecksHeavy Seas Beer10.003.99289-
Criminally Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing10.503.42287-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.05285-
Irish WalkerOlde Hickory Brewery10.143.9425494
MashThe Bruery12.503.97247-
Shipyard Barley Wine Style Ale (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Brewing Co.8.503.6524180
Harpoon Leviathan - Barleywine Style AleHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall10.003.8122994
Shipyard Double Old Thumper AleShipyard Brewing Co.11.203.54220-
CommanderLift Bridge Brewery12.503.95199-
Smooth CriminalThe Bruery15.004.07198-
Oak Aged WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.703.6177-
Heavy Seas Cabernet Barrel Aged Below DecksHeavy Seas Beer10.003.93172-
London BallingAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse12.504.2171-
Barrel Aged The MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company11.004.28170-
Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.503.96162-
Bommen & GranatenBrouwerij De Molen15.203.86150-
Stormwatcher's WinterfestPelican Pub & Brewery13.004.15146-
Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.003.68143-
Golden PrideFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.03142-
AaronHill Farmstead Brewery ? 4.62134-
Vermilion BarleywinePerennial Artisan Ales10.503.9113490
Baggywrinkle BarleywineCisco Brewers Inc.9.003.513183
MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company9.503.72127-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery11.804.18127-
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