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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
Big Woody Barley WineGlacier Brewhouse10.754.3832-
Barleywine AleBrauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG8.303.4832-
L'Ultima LunaBirrificio Del Ducato13.003.5931-
Johan The BarleywineSun King Brewing Company10.004.0431-
Flight Level 410 Bourbon Barrel AgedCortland Beer Company10.003.9630-
Old Prospector BarleywineAuburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant10.003.5429-
Young's Old NickWells & Young's Ltd7.204.1128-
Harpoon Bronze KingHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall10.003.628-
Erik De NoormanHuisbrouwerij Klein Duimpje9.503.3728-
Bötet Barley WineNynäshamns Angbryggeri9.103.9828-
Simple Malt Vin D'OrgeBrasseurs Illimités8.603.7127-
Rum Barrel Aged Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery ? 4.1927-
Green Jack RippaGreen Jack Brewery / The Triangle Tavern8.503.6227-
BaronenHantverksbryggeriet AB12.703.9427-
TostaBirrificio Pausa Cafe12.503.3526-
St-Ambroise Vintage Ale Millésimée 2012McAuslan Brewing10.003.8626-
Dog's BollocksRushing Duck Brewing Company9.504.126-
BarleywineIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant9.603.7426-
Anniversary BarleywineWicked Weed Brewing10.504.0626-
Xyauyù Etichetta Argento (Silver)Birrificio Le Baladin13.504.3125-
White Birch Ol' CattywhompusWhite Birch Brewing9.003.925-
Thor's Hammer Barley WineCentral City Brewing10.254.2325-
Baden Baden Red Ale EspecialCervejaria Baden Baden9.203.8825-
Bommen & Granaten Bordeaux BABrouwerij De Molen15.204.1324-
Barley WineTaps Fish House & Brewery10.004.2624-
XocolotlGoose Island Beer Co.9.204.221-
Lower Class BarleywineBurley Oak Brewery11.003.582185
De Molen Mooi & Machtig (Cognac B.A.)Brouwerij De Molen17.404.4221-
TorbataAlmond '228.703.1920-
Honey BGoose Island Beer Co.9.204.3620-
Estes Park Barley WineEstes Park Brewery10.003.6120-
TributeRenaissance Brewing10.803.6619-
Royal OilBull & Bush Brewery12.504.6219-
Barleywine (Eastside Distilling) (Sole Composition Series)Upright Brewing Company ? 419-
Toadal DevastationAl's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing11.204.1918-
Territorial Reserve Oak Aged Barleywine AleCoop Ale Works ? 3.9318-
Ol' Fog Burner - Glenora Barrel-AgedGarrison Brewing Company11.603.9118-
Grand Ridge SupershineGrand Ridge Brewing Co.11.003.5718-
Barley WineWild Rose Brewery & Taproom8.704.051890
Xyauyù Fumé (Islay Whisky)Birrificio Le Baladin14.004.2117-
The Brew Kettle Jackhammer BarleywineThe Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works10.004.1217-
Magnolia Old Thunderpussy BarleywineMagnolia Pub & Brewery10.203.8617-
Liberation No. 1Straight To Ale9.004.0717-
Antiquity Rye WineDestihl Restaurant & Brew Works12.103.7417-
The Dude's BaneBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub12.304.1616-
Old FuggetOtto's Pub and Brewery12.003.8316-
Nez De Poivrot (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Le Trou Du Diable11.504.116-
KukumerlaGrado Plato10.003.7116-
Gin Lane AleGranite Brewery & Restaurant9.003.7316-
Willimantic Willi WhammerWillimantic Brewing Co.10.004.5415-
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