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.9.604.146,89698
Olde School BarleywineDogfish Head Brewery15.043.972,41886
Third Coast Old AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.204.112,36193
Old Ruffian Barley WineGreat Divide Brewing Company10.204.212,22199
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel BarleywineCentral Waters Brewing Co.11.504.322,029-
Hog Heaven Barley WineAvery Brewing Company9.203.951,910-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style AleStone Brewing Co.11.0041,80991
Old HorizontalVictory Brewing Company11.004.051,77686
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.504.241,670-
Tröegs Flying MouflanTröegs Brewing Company9.304.131,371-
Olde GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company10.604.081,367-
XS Old CrustaceanRogue Ales11.504.011,21498
AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.121,20588
Doggie ClawsHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room11.504.161,088-
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Barrel-AgedSierra Nevada Brewing Co.12.204.1594590
Cockeyed CooperUinta Brewing Company11.103.9486290
Solstice D'hiverBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel10.203.91807-
Barleywine Style AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.903.88804-
Anniversary Barley Wine AleUinta Brewing Company10.403.8477590
Heirloom Pumpkin BarleywineAlmanac Beer Co.12.004.21758-
Griffin's BowBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)11.503.5265469
Lower De Boom Barleywine21st Amendment Brewery11.503.76654-
Killer Penguin BarleywineBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub10.003.5565355
SisyphusReal Ale Brewing Company11.503.94610-
Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series)Alaskan Brewing Co.10.704.1559890
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company11.603.9757795
Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.10.004.1569-
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.304.53568-
GratitudeEast End Brewing Company11.504.29555-
The VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.003.8853894
GreatAlpine Beer Company14.004.53536-
John Barleycorn Barleywine AleMad River Brewing Company11.403.7449477
Crunkle SamClown Shoes11.003.91421-
# 100Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S10.004.03417-
Evil Twin Freudian SlipEvil Twin Brewing10.303.77409-
Big WorseMikkeller ApS12.003.77404-
Bell's Saturn: The Bringer Of Old AgeBell's Brewery, Inc.11.504.21380-
Old Boardhead Barleywine AleFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub9.003.8537495
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.3371-
Barrel Aged Behemoth3 Floyds Brewing Co.12.504.35363-
Barrel Aged Old RuffianGreat Divide Brewing Company12.704.14353-
Old Blarney BarleywineMoylan's Brewery10.003.84334-
Chicken Killer Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company10.003.6733390
Druid FluidMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.503.9132295
Devil's MilkDuClaw Brewing Company10.603.85320-
Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company9.604.05315-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Extra HoppyStone Brewing Co.11.004.12311-
Barrel Roll No. 4 HammerheadHangar 24 Brewery13.804.07310-
Olde Bluehair Barley WineBig Sky Brewing Company12.003.99309-
HolidaleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.9.503.8729496
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