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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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Style Examples - 51 to 100 (out of 508) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine (2015)Goose Island Beer Co.12.904.14141-
Barrel Chested BarleywineUpland Brewing Company9.504.0313891
Baggywrinkle BarleywineCisco Brewers Inc.9.003.5113883
MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company9.503.77134-
Winter WarmerUpland Brewing Company8.503.79128-
Bourbon Barrel WarmerUpland Brewing Company9.003.84127-
Lips Of Faith - Blackberry Barley WineNew Belgium Brewing10.003.55123-
Dominion Millennium - Oak AgedOld Dominion Brewing Company11.404.0712193
StruisBrouwerij 't IJ9.003.8911590
Bourbon BarleywineHardywood Park Craft Brewery13.303.84115-
ArquebusCambridge Brewing Company10.754.23113-
Olde BartholomewYards Brewing Co.10.303.64113-
Nils Oscar Barley Winethe Nils Oscar Company10.403.66108-
BarleywineSprecher Brewing Company9.713.69107-
Hellbender BarleywinePisgah Brewing Co.9.804.01104-
Old Man Winter WarmerLake Superior Brewing Company10.303.92103-
Adnams Tally-Ho ReserveAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery9.003.88101-
Rudyard's Rare Barley WineHale's Ales Brewery & Pub10.003.88101-
Whole Hog Barley Wine Style AleStevens Point Brewery10.203.75101-
Thor's Hammer Barley WineCentral City Brewers + Distillers11.504.198-
Woolly BuggerHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company11.004.0394-
Sweet Evil Barley WineHoppin' Frog Brewery8.803.2792-
Xyauyù BarrelBirrificio Le Baladin14.004.3790-
Brew 1000 - Bourbon Barrel AgedFremont Brewing Company13.104.6786-
20 Ton AleTwo Roads Brewing Company12.003.9577-
Burly WineHalf Pints Brewing Company10.504.1874-
Mine Is Bigger Than YoursTo Øl12.503.9773-
Ballantine Burton AlePabst Brewing Company11.30472-
Xyauyù Etichetta Oro (Gold)Birrificio Le Baladin13.504.3271-
Dog's BollocksRushing Duck Brewing Company9.504.1270-
Stoudt's Barrel Aged Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.004.1870-
DaftUrban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten9.004.0568-
Old MephistoBryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS10.503.8968-
Adnams Tally-HoAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery7.003.9965-
Super Brew 15S. C. Martens S. A.14.901.9165-
Summit Old BlaggardSummit Brewing Company10.104.0765-
Winter WarlockFlat Earth Brewing Company9.003.8663-
Tørst Back RoomEvil Twin Brewing11.204.1462-
Manly Men Beer Club Sea SmokeAtlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ7.703.7658-
Bison Organic Barleywine AleBison Brewing9.503.5857-
Cherry Murderous: The LookoutPipeworks Brewing Company9.504.0355-
Perfectly Preserved BrainTired Hands Brewing Company8.203.855-
Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Double ESBShipyard Brewing Co.11.943.6155-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Thor's Hammer Barley WineCentral City Brewers + Distillers12.003.8954-
Old And In The WayHigh Water Brewing11.003.7653-
Emelisse Barley Wine AleBierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse10.503.5651-
Well BredCopper Kettle Brewing Company10.204.0650-
Height Of CivilizationWild Heaven Craft Beers12.004.4550-
White Birch Barrel Aged Barley WineWhite Birch Brewing10.803.5449-
Arctic AlchemyFegley's Bethlehem Brew Works12.003.9647-
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