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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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Style Examples - 51 to 100 (out of 457) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
BarleywineSprecher Brewing Company9.713.72101-
Nils Oscar Barley Winethe Nils Oscar Company10.403.69100-
Xyauyù Etichetta Rame (Copper)Birrificio Le Baladin12.004.3297-
Rudyard's Rare Barley WineHale's Ales Brewery & Pub10.003.8895-
StruisBrouwerij 't IJ9.003.939290
Hellbender BarleywinePisgah Brewing Co.9.804.0191-
Old Man Winter WarmerLake Superior Brewing Company10.303.989-
ArquebusCambridge Brewing Company10.754.2286-
Olde BartholomewYards Brewing Co.10.303.6486-
Barrel Aged MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company11.004.2381-
Schell's Stag Series: BarleywineAugust Schell Brewing Company9.504.0480-
Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.503.9377-
Whole Hog Barley Wine Style AleStevens Point Brewery10.203.776-
Peabody's Blendiculous Series #1 - Lock, Stock And Bourbon BarrelsOlde Hickory Brewery10.204.574-
Sweet Evil Barley WineHoppin' Frog Brewery8.803.273-
London BallingAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse12.504.1772-
Stoudt's Barrel Aged Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.004.1467-
Old Bridge Rider (Brouwer's Cafe 7th Anniversary Beer)Fremont Brewing Company13.004.466-
Woolly BuggerHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company11.004.0162-
Small Batch Series No. 3: English Style BarleywineRanger Creek Brewing & Distilling10.003.4161-
Super Brew 15S. C. Martens S. A.14.901.8659-
Manly Men Beer Club Sea SmokeAtlantic Brewing Company7.703.7358-
Old MephistoBryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS10.503.957-
Bison Organic Barleywine AleBison Brewing9.503.6155-
Winter WarlockFlat Earth Brewing Company9.003.853-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery ? 4.1352-
Xyauyù Etichetta Oro (Gold)Birrificio Le Baladin13.504.3851-
Xyauyù BarrelBirrificio Le Baladin14.004.4750-
Schlafly Oak Aged BarleywineThe Schlafly Tap Room10.203.6949-
Adnams Tally-HoAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery7.004.0248-
DaftUrban Chestnut Brewing Company9.004.0748-
White Birch Barrel Aged Barley WineWhite Birch Brewing10.803.5348-
Adnams Tally-Ho ReserveAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery9.003.7246-
Mine Is Bigger Than YoursTo Øl12.503.9346-
Perfectly Preserved BrainTired Hands Brewing Company8.203.6444-
Emelisse Barley Wine AleBierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse10.503.5744-
20th Anniversary BarleywineSaint Arnold Brewing Company11.204.0943-
Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Double ESBShipyard Brewing Co.11.943.943-
Bourbon BarleywineHardywood Park Craft Brewery13.303.8243-
Ol' Fog BurnerGarrison Brewing Company11.303.8942-
Traquair 900Traquair House Brewery Lld9.004.0241-
Tørst Back RoomEvil Twin Brewing11.204.0341-
Tørst Front RoomEvil Twin Brewing11.204.141-
Old And In The WayHigh Water Brewing11.003.5638-
BerserkValkyrie Brewing12.003.7538-
Wild Dog Barrel-Aged Horn DogFlying Dog Brewery10.004.183784
Old Inventory Barley WineValley Brewing Company11.304.0537-
Old No. 1 BarleywineScuttlebutt Brewing Company13.203.7936-
Samuel Smith Strong Golden Barley WineSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)10.203.7935-
HillbillyTaps Fish House & Brewery12.504.2235-
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