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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.12.504.533,98795
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleGoose Island Beer Co.12.104.533,864-
InsanityWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.104.152,00490
Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.103.651,87764
Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Brewing Company10.003.911,77784
Double Double Barrel AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.004.281,683-
Mother Of All StormsPelican Pub & Brewery14.004.451,53095
Mirror MirrorDeschutes Brewery11.004.241,41996
J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.241,296100
Samael's AleAvery Brewing Company16.903.871,23477
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleFlying Dog Brewery10.203.841,20585
Arctic Devil Barley WineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.204.371,046-
Barrel Aged Naked EvilHoppin' Frog Brewery11.304.26569-
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company14.504.44552-
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery11.003.8154694
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley WineArcadia Brewing Company10.003.81520-
Our Finest RegardsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project12.104.0550489
Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale)Heavy Seas Beer10.003.6349890
Bligh's Barleywine AleDry Dock Brewing Co.10.004.3647495
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.503.92413-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.04402-
LeonCigar City Brewing13.004.44376-
Ridge RunnerRock Art Brewery7.203.42355-
Dominion Millennium AleOld Dominion Brewing Company10.50434893
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.12347-
Mash & GrindThe Bruery12.504.23332-
Criminally Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing10.503.42295-
Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below DecksHeavy Seas Beer10.003.99289-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.05288-
Irish WalkerOlde Hickory Brewery10.143.9526694
MashThe Bruery12.503.98263-
Shipyard Barley Wine Style Ale (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Brewing Co.8.503.6524480
Harpoon Leviathan - Barleywine Style AleHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall10.003.8122994
Shipyard Double Old Thumper AleShipyard Brewing Co.11.203.53221-
Smooth CriminalThe Bruery15.004.06211-
CommanderLift Bridge Brewery12.503.95203-
London BallingAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse12.504.19189-
Oak Aged WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.703.6179-
Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.503.95175-
Barrel Aged The MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company11.004.28175-
AaronHill Farmstead Brewery ? 4.63157-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery11.804.21157-
Hand & SealBrooklyn Brewery13.304.31153-
Bommen & GranatenBrouwerij De Molen15.203.86153-
Stormwatcher's WinterfestPelican Pub & Brewery13.004.15149-
Vermilion BarleywinePerennial Artisan Ales10.503.9214890
Golden PrideFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.02147-
Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.003.68145-
Bride MakerJack's Abby Brewing13.004.38141-
Baggywrinkle BarleywineCisco Brewers Inc.9.003.5113183
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