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American 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 versions 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: 8.0-15.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.9.604.142,92498
Old HorizontalVictory Brewing Company11.004.071,09386
Old Ruffian Barley WineGreat Divide Brewing Company10.204.231,07599
Third Coast Old AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.204.091,01993
Olde School BarleywineDogfish Head Brewery15.043.891,01486
Hog Heaven Barley WineAvery Brewing Company9.203.97900-
Olde GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company10.604.08708-
XS Old CrustaceanRogue Ales11.50470098
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel BarleywineCentral Waters Brewing Co.11.504.26571-
Tröegs Flying MouflanTröegs Brewing Company9.304.16566-
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.504.19566-
Doggie ClawsHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room11.504.13538-
AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.1546588
Barleywine Style AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.903.89434-
Solstice D'hiverBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel10.203.91406-
Anniversary Barley Wine AleUinta Brewing Company10.403.8639690
John Barleycorn Barleywine AleMad River Brewing Company11.403.7435677
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company11.603.9735096
SisyphusReal Ale Brewing Company11.503.89318-
Killer Penguin BarleywineBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub10.003.5731051
Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series)Alaskan Brewing Co.10.704.1129390
Old Boardhead Barleywine AleFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub9.003.8528595
Cockeyed CooperUinta Brewing Company11.103.9227290
# 100Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S10.004.03252-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style AleStone Brewing Co.11.004.0225191
Big WorseMikkeller ApS12.003.73243-
Druid FluidMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.503.9124195
Old Blarney BarleywineMoylan's Brewery10.003.86239-
The VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.003.8923794
GratitudeEast End Brewing Company11.504.27231-
Griffin's BowBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)11.503.5723069
Talon - True Style Barley Wine AleMendocino Brewing Company10.503.7321481
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Barrel-AgedSierra Nevada Brewing Co.12.204.14198-
HolidaleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.9.503.9117796
Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company10.004.0117490
Chicken Killer Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company10.003.6116790
Redhook TreblehookRedhook Ale Brewery10.103.8815084
Barrel Aged Old RuffianGreat Divide Brewing Company12.704.09150-
GreatAlpine Beer Company14.004.38149-
Lower De Boom Barleywine21st Amendment Brewery11.503.75148-
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers9.503.81144-
Blue Point Old Howling BastardBlue Point Brewing Company10.003.81138-
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.91130-
SunturnbrewNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S11.003.91123-
Olde Bluehair Barley WineBig Sky Brewing Company12.003.98121-
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WinePike Pub & Brewery9.903.85113-
Devil's MilkDuClaw Brewing Company10.603.79112-
WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.003.79108-
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.91107-
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.004.05105-
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