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
Stoudt's Barrel Aged Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.004.2544-
Super Brew 15S. C. Martens S. A.14.901.9641-
Manly Men Beer Club Sea SmokeAtlantic Brewing Company7.703.7840-
Bourbon Barrel WarmerUpland Brewing Company9.003.8239-
London BallingAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse12.504.1838-
Traquair 900Traquair House Brewery Lld9.004.0238-
Old MephistoBryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS10.503.8738-
Adnams Tally-Ho ReserveAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery9.003.9137-
Woolly BuggerHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company11.004.0437-
Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.503.9836-
Omega PointOlde Hickory Brewery10.004.4835-
ArquebusCambridge Brewing Company10.754.2535-
BerserkValkyrie Brewing12.003.7635-
Olde BartholomewYards Brewing Co.10.303.6835-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery11.804.2934-
Ol' Fog BurnerGarrison Brewing Company11.303.9734-
Winter WarlockFlat Earth Brewing Company9.003.9233-
White Birch Barrel Aged Barley WineWhite Birch Brewing10.803.5633-
LunkerSteel Toe Brewing14.404.233-
Samuel Smith Strong Golden Barley WineSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)10.203.8432-
Adnams Tally-HoAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery7.004.0131-
Whole Hog Barley Wine Style AleStevens Point Brewery10.203.7430-
Bride MakerJack's Abby Brewing13.004.2830-
MashThe Bruery12.503.9729-
Vermilion BarleywinePerennial Artisan Ales10.503.962890
Old Inventory Barley WineValley Brewing Company11.304.1128-
Old No. 1 BarleywineScuttlebutt Brewing Company13.203.7726-
Barleywine AleBrauerei Hofstetten Krammer GmbH & Co. KG8.303.5126-
Emelisse Barley Wine AleBierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse10.503.5526-
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer BarleywineArcadia Brewing Company12.003.9525-
Wild Dog Barrel-Aged Horn DogFlying Dog Brewery10.004.252484
Xyauyù Etichetta Oro (Gold)Birrificio Le Baladin13.504.3123-
Pierre Ferrand BillionaireClown Shoes12.004.2823-
Erik De NoormanBrouwerij Klein Duimpje9.503.3422-
Mine Is Bigger Than YoursTo Øl12.503.9522-
TostaBirrificio Pausa Cafe12.503.4922-
Sweet Evil Barley WineHoppin' Frog Brewery8.803.2621-
Xyauyù BarrelBirrificio Le Baladin14.004.3921-
AaronHill Farmstead Brewery ? 4.5220-
Bötet Barley WineNynäshamns Ångbryggeri9.104.0719-
MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company9.503.8119-
Barrel Chested BarleywineUpland Brewing Company9.503.991991
Thor's Hammer Barley WineCentral City Brewers + Distillers11.504.1519-
Barley WineWild Rose Brewery & Taproom8.704.051890
Simple Malt Vin D'OrgeBrasseurs Illimités8.603.6918-
Winter WarmerPicaroons Brewing Co.7.303.4918-
Old Prospector BarleywineAuburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant10.003.7818-
Estes Park Barley WineEstes Park Brewery10.003.5817-
Baden Baden Red Ale EspecialCervejaria Baden Baden9.203.917-
Big Woody Barley WineGlacier Brewhouse10.754.4416-
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