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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 480) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Brewing Company10.003.931,03184
InsanityWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.104.1589690
Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.103.6986064
J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.26820100
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleFlying Dog Brewery10.203.8581585
§ucabaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.504.44804-
Samael's AleAvery Brewing Company16.903.8760577
Mirror MirrorDeschutes Brewery11.004.1950996
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleGoose Island Beer Co.12.104.5448-
Mother Of All StormsPelican Pub & Brewery14.004.4143196
Arctic Devil Barley WineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.204.35351-
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery11.003.7934694
Double Double Barrel AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.004.24306-
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley WineArcadia Brewing Company10.003.78267-
Dominion Millennium AleOld Dominion Brewing Company10.504.0125895
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.503.95254-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.09233-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.18209-
Our Finest RegardsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project12.104.0519889
Criminally Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing10.503.43195-
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company14.504.31192-
Ridge RunnerRock Art Brewery7.203.45192-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.05181-
Shipyard Barley Wine Style Ale (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Brewing Co.8.503.6816580
Barrel Aged Naked EvilHoppin' Frog Brewery11.304.2162-
Bligh's Barleywine AleDry Dock Brewing Co.10.004.33118-
Shipyard Double Old Thumper AleShipyard Brewing Co.11.203.61104-
Harpoon Leviathan - Barleywine Style AleHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall10.003.7710394
Irish WalkerOlde Hickory Brewery10.143.939094
Golden PrideFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.0987-
BarleywineSprecher Brewing Company9.713.784-
Baggywrinkle BarleywineCisco Brewers Inc.9.003.478383
Bommen & GranatenBrouwerij De Molen15.203.7782-
Stormwatcher's WinterfestPelican Pub & Brewery13.004.1582-
Oak Aged WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.703.6382-
Dominion Millennium - Oak AgedOld Dominion Brewing Company11.404.058093
StruisBrouwerij 't IJ9.003.97690
Rudyard's Rare Barley WineHale's Ales Brewery & Pub10.003.972-
Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.003.7272-
Old Man Winter WarmerLake Superior Brewing Company10.303.9372-
Winter WarmerUpland Brewing Company8.503.7766-
Nils Oscar Barley Winethe Nils Oscar Company10.403.6666-
Straight JacketRevolution Brewing Company13.004.2465-
CommanderLift Bridge Brewery12.503.7164-
LeonCigar City Brewing13.004.3561-
Hellbender BarleywinePisgah Brewing Co.9.804.0359-
Burly WineHalf Pints Brewing Company10.504.1758-
Hand & SealBrooklyn Brewery13.304.3155-
Bison Organic Barleywine AleBison Brewing9.503.6151-
Mash & GrindThe Bruery12.504.1246-
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