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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
§ucaba (Abacus)Firestone Walker Brewing Co.12.504.53298795
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleGoose Island Beer Co.12.104.542212-
InsanityWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.104.17169491
Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.103.65158465
Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Brewing Company10.003.92157084
Mother Of All StormsPelican Pub & Brewery14.004.46121995
J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.261191100
Double Double Barrel AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.004.241159-
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleFlying Dog Brewery10.203.85113586
Samael's AleAvery Brewing Company16.903.8898478
Arctic Devil Barley WineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.204.38836-
Mirror MirrorDeschutes Brewery11.004.2176096
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery11.003.8151094
Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale)Heavy Seas Beer10.003.6347790
Barrel Aged Naked EvilHoppin' Frog Brewery11.304.26466-
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley WineArcadia Brewing Company10.003.81461-
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company14.504.44437-
Our Finest RegardsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project12.104.0642289
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.503.93369-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.05363-
Bligh's Barleywine AleDry Dock Brewing Co.10.004.38360-
Dominion Millennium AleOld Dominion Brewing Company10.504.0233495
Ridge RunnerRock Art Brewery7.203.41314-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.12306-
Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below DecksHeavy Seas Beer10.004265-
Criminally Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing10.503.42263-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.07253-
Mash & GrindThe Bruery12.504.22239-
Shipyard Barley Wine Style Ale (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Brewing Co.8.503.6622780
Harpoon Leviathan - Barleywine Style AleHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall10.003.821793
Irish WalkerOlde Hickory Brewery10.143.9320394
Shipyard Double Old Thumper AleShipyard Brewing Co.11.203.55188-
CommanderLift Bridge Brewery12.503.92169-
Heavy Seas Cabernet Barrel Aged Below DecksHeavy Seas Beer10.003.94165-
Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.003.67135-
MashThe Bruery12.503.96135-
Stormwatcher's WinterfestPelican Pub & Brewery13.004.17125-
Golden PrideFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.02123-
Baggywrinkle BarleywineCisco Brewers Inc.12.003.512383
Bommen & GranatenBrouwerij De Molen15.203.83122-
Winter WarmerUpland Brewing Company8.503.8116-
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer BarleywineArcadia Brewing Company12.004.04115-
Dominion Millennium - Oak AgedOld Dominion Brewing Company11.404.0910694
LunkerSteel Toe Brewing14.404.29104-
Bourbon Barrel WarmerUpland Brewing Company9.003.89102-
BarleywineSprecher Brewing Company9.713.7297-
Vermilion BarleywinePerennial Artisan Ales10.503.959690
Nils Oscar Barley Winethe Nils Oscar Company10.403.6996-
Xyauyù Etichetta Rame (Copper)Birrificio Le Baladin12.004.3295-
Rudyard's Rare Barley WineHale's Ales Brewery & Pub10.003.8895-
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