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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 Avg Hads > Bros
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.9.604.147,04198
Olde School BarleywineDogfish Head Brewery15.043.922,46286
Third Coast Old AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.204.12,43493
Old Ruffian Barley WineGreat Divide Brewing Company10.204.222,31899
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel BarleywineCentral Waters Brewing Co.11.504.282,103-
Hog Heaven Barley WineAvery Brewing Company9.203.971,964-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style AleStone Brewing Co.11.004.011,86891
Old HorizontalVictory Brewing Company11.004.061,82086
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.504.21,709-
Olde GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company10.604.081,508-
Tröegs Flying MouflanTröegs Brewing Company9.304.151,379-
AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.141,26888
XS Old CrustaceanRogue Ales11.5041,23398
Doggie ClawsHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room11.504.131,115-
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Barrel-AgedSierra Nevada Brewing Co.12.204.141,103-
Cockeyed CooperUinta Brewing Company11.103.9289290
Solstice D'hiverBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel10.203.91826-
Barleywine Style AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.903.88816-
Anniversary Barley Wine AleUinta Brewing Company10.403.8580590
Heirloom Pumpkin BarleywineAlmanac Beer Co.12.004.2788-
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.304.43746-
Killer Penguin BarleywineBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub10.003.5766451
Lower De Boom Barleywine21st Amendment Brewery11.503.75664-
Griffin's BowBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)11.503.5465769
SisyphusReal Ale Brewing Company11.503.9622-
Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series)Alaskan Brewing Co.10.704.1260390
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company11.603.9758796
GratitudeEast End Brewing Company11.504.28583-
GreatAlpine Beer Company14.004.42567-
The VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.003.8955394
John Barleycorn Barleywine AleMad River Brewing Company11.403.7449877
Evil Twin Freudian SlipEvil Twin Brewing10.303.8434-
# 100Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S10.004.03428-
Big WorseMikkeller ApS12.003.75406-
HelldoradoFirestone Walker Brewing Co.13.204.29402-
Barrel Aged Old RuffianGreat Divide Brewing Company12.704.11394-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Extra HoppyStone Brewing Co.11.004.15386-
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.29384-
Barrel Aged Behemoth3 Floyds Brewing Co.12.504.28379-
Old Boardhead Barleywine AleFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub9.003.8537695
Barrel Roll No. 4 HammerheadHangar 24 Brewery13.803.99341-
Chicken Killer Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company10.003.6433990
Old Blarney BarleywineMoylan's Brewery10.003.84336-
Devil's MilkDuClaw Brewing Company10.603.8331-
Druid FluidMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.503.9132595
Olde Bluehair Barley WineBig Sky Brewing Company12.003.99324-
Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company9.604.03320-
HolidaleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.9.503.8829796
Blue Point Old Howling BastardBlue Point Brewing Company10.003.82291-
Talon - True Style Barley Wine AleMendocino Brewing Company10.503.7324581
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