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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.12.504.533,84995
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleGoose Island Beer Co.12.104.533,354-
InsanityWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.104.161,94791
Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.103.651,81265
Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Brewing Company10.003.911,73484
Double Double Barrel AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.004.281,585-
Mother Of All StormsPelican Pub & Brewery14.004.451,44095
Mirror MirrorDeschutes Brewery11.004.241,31697
J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.251,269100
Samael's AleAvery Brewing Company16.903.881,20178
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleFlying Dog Brewery10.203.851,19686
Arctic Devil Barley WineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.204.371,012-
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery11.003.8154294
Barrel Aged Naked EvilHoppin' Frog Brewery11.304.26528-
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company14.504.44523-
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley WineArcadia Brewing Company10.003.81507-
Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale)Heavy Seas Beer10.003.6349790
Our Finest RegardsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project12.104.0547090
Bligh's Barleywine AleDry Dock Brewing Co.10.004.3744895
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.503.92406-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.05395-
Ridge RunnerRock Art Brewery7.203.42351-
Dominion Millennium AleOld Dominion Brewing Company10.504.0134694
LeonCigar City Brewing13.004.43340-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.12338-
Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below DecksHeavy Seas Beer10.003.99288-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.05282-
Criminally Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing10.503.43277-
Irish WalkerOlde Hickory Brewery10.143.9324994
Shipyard Barley Wine Style Ale (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Brewing Co.8.503.6523880
MashThe Bruery12.503.97229-
Harpoon Leviathan - Barleywine Style AleHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall10.003.8122894
Shipyard Double Old Thumper AleShipyard Brewing Co.11.203.53218-
CommanderLift Bridge Brewery12.503.94195-
Smooth CriminalThe Bruery15.004.07189-
Oak Aged WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.703.6174-
Heavy Seas Cabernet Barrel Aged Below DecksHeavy Seas Beer10.003.93171-
Barrel Aged The MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company11.004.29157-
London BallingAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse12.504.2155-
Bommen & GranatenBrouwerij De Molen15.203.87147-
Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.003.68143-
Stormwatcher's WinterfestPelican Pub & Brewery13.004.16143-
Golden PrideFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.02138-
Baggywrinkle BarleywineCisco Brewers Inc.9.003.513183
Vermilion BarleywinePerennial Artisan Ales10.503.9312790
MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company9.503.74125-
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer BarleywineArcadia Brewing Company12.004.04125-
Winter WarmerUpland Brewing Company8.503.8123-
LunkerSteel Toe Brewing14.404.27119-
Dominion Millennium - Oak AgedOld Dominion Brewing Company11.404.0811894
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