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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.12.504.533,58195
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleGoose Island Beer Co.12.104.532,991-
InsanityWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.104.171,86591
Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.103.651,71665
Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Brewing Company10.003.911,67684
Double Double Barrel AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.004.261,394-
Mother Of All StormsPelican Pub & Brewery14.004.461,35995
J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest AleJ.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.251,230100
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleFlying Dog Brewery10.203.851,16986
Mirror MirrorDeschutes Brewery11.004.241,15896
Samael's AleAvery Brewing Company16.903.881,13278
Arctic Devil Barley WineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.204.38949-
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery11.003.8153594
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley WineArcadia Brewing Company10.003.81493-
Barrel Aged Naked EvilHoppin' Frog Brewery11.304.27490-
Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Barley Wine Style Ale)Heavy Seas Beer10.003.6348890
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company14.504.44488-
Our Finest RegardsPretty Things Beer & Ale Project12.104.0645189
Bligh's Barleywine AleDry Dock Brewing Co.10.004.3841895
BillionaireClown Shoes12.004.13406-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.503.93395-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.06382-
Dominion Millennium AleOld Dominion Brewing Company10.504.0134295
Ridge RunnerRock Art Brewery7.203.41335-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.12329-
Heavy Seas Bourbon Barrel Aged Below DecksHeavy Seas Beer10.003.99276-
Mash & GrindThe Bruery12.504.23276-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.07275-
Criminally Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing10.503.43268-
Shipyard Barley Wine Style Ale (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Brewing Co.8.503.6623280
Harpoon Leviathan - Barleywine Style AleHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall10.003.8122593
Irish WalkerOlde Hickory Brewery10.143.9422494
Shipyard Double Old Thumper AleShipyard Brewing Co.11.203.54202-
CommanderLift Bridge Brewery12.503.93180-
Heavy Seas Cabernet Barrel Aged Below DecksHeavy Seas Beer10.003.94167-
Oak Aged WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.703.61165-
MashThe Bruery12.503.96159-
Smooth CriminalThe Bruery15.004.07157-
Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.003.68139-
Bommen & GranatenBrouwerij De Molen15.203.84134-
Stormwatcher's WinterfestPelican Pub & Brewery13.004.16134-
Golden PrideFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.02132-
Baggywrinkle BarleywineCisco Brewers Inc.12.003.5112883
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer BarleywineArcadia Brewing Company12.004.04123-
Winter WarmerUpland Brewing Company8.503.8118-
Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.503.96117-
Dominion Millennium - Oak AgedOld Dominion Brewing Company11.404.0911694
Bourbon Barrel WarmerUpland Brewing Company9.003.89113-
LunkerSteel Toe Brewing14.404.28113-
Vermilion BarleywinePerennial Artisan Ales10.503.9411290
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