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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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Style Examples - 1 to 50 (out of 486) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
§ucabaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.504.454,553-
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleGoose Island Beer Co.12.104.54,519-
InsanityWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.104.142,27690
Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.103.672,03364
Double Double Barrel AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.004.251,882-
Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Brewing Company10.003.921,88084
Mother Of All StormsPelican Pub & Brewery14.004.421,74196
Mirror MirrorDeschutes Brewery11.004.21,65396
J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.251,396100
Samael's AleAvery Brewing Company16.903.871,35977
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleFlying Dog Brewery10.203.841,24685
Arctic Devil Barley WineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.204.351,209-
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company14.504.34661-
Barrel Aged Naked EvilHoppin' Frog Brewery11.304.22624-
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery11.003.856994
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley WineArcadia Brewing Company10.003.79565-
Schlafly Oak Aged BarleywineThe Schlafly Tap Room10.203.9756474
Our Finest RegardsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project11.004.0454589
Straight JacketRevolution Brewing Company13.004.25544-
Bligh's Barleywine AleDry Dock Brewing Co.10.004.33511-
LeonCigar City Brewing13.004.36483-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.503.95447-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.07442-
Mash & GrindThe Bruery12.504.13429-
MashThe Bruery12.504.01396-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.15383-
Ridge RunnerRock Art Brewery7.203.45377-
Dominion Millennium AleOld Dominion Brewing Company10.50435695
Omega PointOlde Hickory Brewery10.004.46333-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery11.804.17323-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.05319-
Irish WalkerOlde Hickory Brewery10.143.9431194
London BallingAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse12.504.2305-
Criminally Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing10.503.43303-
AaronHill Farmstead Brewery ? 4.57272-
Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.503.99259-
Shipyard Barley Wine Style Ale (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Brewing Co.8.503.6724780
Harpoon Leviathan - Barleywine Style AleHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall10.003.7823294
Shipyard Double Old Thumper AleShipyard Brewing Co.11.203.59230-
CommanderLift Bridge Brewery12.503.77224-
Pierre Ferrand BillionaireClown Shoes12.004.18222-
Vermilion BarleywinePerennial Artisan Ales10.503.9622290
Barrel Aged The MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company11.004.25206-
Oak Aged WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.703.64188-
LunkerSteel Toe Brewing14.404.21184-
Bommen & GranatenBrouwerij De Molen15.203.82178-
Golden PrideFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.06172-
Stormwatcher's WinterfestPelican Pub & Brewery13.004.14169-
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer BarleywineArcadia Brewing Company12.003.97152-
Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.003.71147-
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