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
§ucabaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.504.454,511-
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleGoose Island Beer Co.12.104.54,417-
InsanityWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.104.142,26690
Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.103.672,01264
Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Brewing Company10.003.921,87284
Double Double Barrel AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.004.251,856-
Mother Of All StormsPelican Pub & Brewery14.004.421,71796
Mirror MirrorDeschutes Brewery11.004.21,63796
J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.251,387100
Samael's AleAvery Brewing Company16.903.871,33977
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleFlying Dog Brewery10.203.841,24385
Arctic Devil Barley WineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.204.351,188-
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company14.504.34647-
Barrel Aged Naked EvilHoppin' Frog Brewery11.304.22620-
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery11.003.856794
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley WineArcadia Brewing Company10.003.78558-
Our Finest RegardsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project12.104.0453789
Straight JacketRevolution Brewing Company13.004.25530-
Bligh's Barleywine AleDry Dock Brewing Co.10.004.33507-
LeonCigar City Brewing13.004.36475-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.503.95443-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.07437-
Mash & GrindThe Bruery12.504.15424-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.16376-
Ridge RunnerRock Art Brewery7.203.45370-
Dominion Millennium AleOld Dominion Brewing Company10.50435695
MashThe Bruery12.503.98353-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.04313-
Omega PointOlde Hickory Brewery10.004.47305-
Irish WalkerOlde Hickory Brewery10.143.9430494
Criminally Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing10.503.43301-
London BallingAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse12.504.2299-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery11.804.19292-
AaronHill Farmstead Brewery ? 4.57262-
Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.503.98251-
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 Brewery12.503.77221-
Vermilion BarleywinePerennial Artisan Ales10.503.9621490
Barrel Aged The MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company11.004.25203-
Pierre Ferrand BillionaireClown Shoes12.004.21187-
Oak Aged WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.703.64185-
LunkerSteel Toe Brewing14.404.21178-
Bommen & GranatenBrouwerij De Molen15.203.81175-
Golden PrideFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.06167-
Stormwatcher's WinterfestPelican Pub & Brewery13.004.14164-
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer BarleywineArcadia Brewing Company12.003.95149-
Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.003.71147-
Baggywrinkle BarleywineCisco Brewers Inc.9.003.513783
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