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English Barleywine

Description:
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.12.504.524,13295
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleGoose Island Beer Co.12.104.533,994-
InsanityWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.104.152,07590
Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.103.651,90164
Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Brewing Company10.003.911,79484
Double Double Barrel AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.004.291,729-
Mother Of All StormsPelican Pub & Brewery14.004.451,57195
Mirror MirrorDeschutes Brewery11.004.241,47996
J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.241,311100
Samael's AleAvery Brewing Company16.903.871,24677
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleFlying Dog Brewery10.203.841,21585
Arctic Devil Barley WineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.204.371,076-
Barrel Aged Naked EvilHoppin' Frog Brewery11.304.26580-
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company14.504.44579-
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery11.003.8255394
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley WineArcadia Brewing Company10.003.81527-
Our Finest RegardsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project12.104.0551389
Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale)Heavy Seas Beer10.003.6350390
Bligh's Barleywine AleDry Dock Brewing Co.10.004.3648595
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.503.92417-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.04410-
LeonCigar City Brewing13.004.45391-
Ridge RunnerRock Art Brewery7.203.42358-
Dominion Millennium AleOld Dominion Brewing Company10.50435493
Mash & GrindThe Bruery12.504.24349-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.12348-
Criminally Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing10.503.42297-
Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below DecksHeavy Seas Beer10.003.99292-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.05291-
MashThe Bruery12.503.99282-
Irish WalkerOlde Hickory Brewery10.143.9526994
Shipyard Barley Wine Style Ale (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Brewing Co.8.503.6524580
Harpoon Leviathan - Barleywine Style AleHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall10.003.8122994
Shipyard Double Old Thumper AleShipyard Brewing Co.11.203.53223-
CommanderLift Bridge Brewery12.503.95210-
London BallingAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse12.504.2204-
Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.503.95196-
Hand & SealBrooklyn Brewery13.304.31192-
AaronHill Farmstead Brewery ? 4.61188-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery11.804.23185-
Barrel Aged The MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company11.004.28183-
Oak Aged WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.703.6182-
Bride MakerJack's Abby Brewing13.004.37176-
Vermilion BarleywinePerennial Artisan Ales10.503.9216990
Bommen & GranatenBrouwerij De Molen15.203.88159-
Stormwatcher's WinterfestPelican Pub & Brewery13.004.14154-
Golden PrideFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.02148-
Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.003.68146-
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer BarleywineArcadia Brewing Company12.004.04134-
Baggywrinkle BarleywineCisco Brewers Inc.9.003.5113183
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