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American 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 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.9.604.15578198
Olde School BarleywineDogfish Head Brewery15.043.96193086
Old Ruffian Barley WineGreat Divide Brewing Company10.204.231886100
Third Coast Old AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.204.12183593
Hog Heaven Barley WineAvery Brewing Company9.203.961591-
Old HorizontalVictory Brewing Company11.004.07149786
Bourbon Barrel Barleywine AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.11.504.311480-
Behemoth Blonde BarleywineThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub10.504.251383-
Flying MouflanTröegs Brewing Company9.304.141242-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style AleStone Brewing Co.11.003.99123591
XS Old CrustaceanRogue Ales11.504106899
Founders Bolt CutterFounders Brewing Company15.004.05104285
Doggie ClawsHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room11.504.19929-
Olde GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company10.604.08904-
AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.1289189
Barleywine Style AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.903.88745-
Solstice D'hiverBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel10.203.92658-
Cockeyed CooperUinta Brewing Company11.103.9465790
Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED BarleywineStone Brewing Co.11.403.9262390
Anniversary Barley Wine AleUinta Brewing Company10.403.8361490
Griffin's BowBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)11.503.5260768
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Whiskey Barrel-AgedSierra Nevada Brewing Co.12.204.1554190
Old Guardian BELGO BarleywineStone Brewing Co.12.003.6452974
SisyphusReal Ale Brewing Company11.503.94520-
Killer Penguin BarleywineBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub10.003.5351454
Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series)Alaskan Brewing Co.10.704.1549890
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company11.603.9749596
Lower De Boom Barleywine21st Amendment Brewery11.503.77491-
GratitudeEast End Brewing Company11.504.3471-
The VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.003.8944794
John Barleycorn Barleywine AleMad River Brewing Company11.003.7344770
Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.10.004.11419-
GreatAlpine Beer Company14.004.5382-
# 100Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S10.004.03373-
Old Boardhead Barleywine AleFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub9.003.8635595
Heirloom Pumpkin BarleywineAlmanac Beer Co.12.804.27355-
Big WorseMikkeller ApS12.003.77350-
Thumbprint Barley WineNew Glarus Brewing Company12.003.8931087
RisgoopThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub10.404.14306-
Old Blarney BarleywineMoylan's Brewery10.003.85306-
Druid FluidMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.503.9129696
Barrel Aged Old RuffianGreat Divide Brewing Company12.704.14294-
Straight JacketRevolution Brewing Company13.004.25269-
Chicken Killer Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company10.003.6626890
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.33256-
HolidaleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.9.503.8925496
Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company9.604.06249-
Class Of '88 Barley WineDeschutes Brewery10.203.6624880
Olde Bluehair Barley WineBig Sky Brewing Company10.504.01246-
Blue Point Old Howling BastardBlue Point Brewing Company10.003.86245-
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