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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.9.604.147,07998
Third Coast Old AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.204.12,47793
Olde School BarleywineDogfish Head Brewery15.043.922,47286
Old Ruffian Barley WineGreat Divide Brewing Company10.204.222,33399
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel BarleywineCentral Waters Brewing Co.11.504.282,125-
Hog Heaven Barley WineAvery Brewing Company9.203.971,979-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style AleStone Brewing Co.11.004.011,88491
Old HorizontalVictory Brewing Company11.004.061,83786
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.504.21,718-
Olde GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company10.604.081,534-
Tröegs Flying MouflanTröegs Brewing Company9.304.151,381-
AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.141,30588
XS Old CrustaceanRogue Ales11.5041,24098
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Barrel-AgedSierra Nevada Brewing Co.12.204.141,138-
Doggie ClawsHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room11.504.131,121-
Cockeyed CooperUinta Brewing Company11.103.9290090
Solstice D'hiverBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.203.91836-
Anniversary Barley Wine AleUinta Brewing Company10.403.8582990
Barleywine Style AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.903.88821-
Heirloom Pumpkin BarleywineAlmanac Beer Co.12.004.2794-
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.304.44777-
Killer Penguin BarleywineBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub10.003.5667551
Lower De Boom Barleywine21st Amendment Brewery11.503.75669-
Griffin's BowBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)11.503.5465869
SisyphusReal Ale Brewing Company11.503.91623-
Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series)Alaskan Brewing Co.10.704.1260590
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company11.603.9758996
GratitudeEast End Brewing Company11.504.28585-
GreatAlpine Beer Company14.004.42570-
The VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.003.8955894
John Barleycorn Barleywine AleMad River Brewing Company11.403.7449977
HelldoradoFirestone Walker Brewing Co.13.204.27496-
Evil Twin Freudian SlipEvil Twin Brewing10.303.82455-
# 100Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S10.004.03433-
Big WorseMikkeller ApS12.003.75406-
Barrel Aged Old RuffianGreat Divide Brewing Company12.704.11404-
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.29391-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Extra HoppyStone Brewing Co.11.004.15391-
Barrel Aged Behemoth3 Floyds Brewing Co.12.504.28384-
Old Boardhead Barleywine AleFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub9.003.8537795
Devil's MilkDuClaw Brewing Company10.603.8348-
Barrel Roll No. 4 HammerheadHangar 24 Brewery13.803.99347-
Chicken Killer Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company10.003.6434390
Old Blarney BarleywineMoylan's Brewery10.003.84337-
Druid FluidMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.503.9132695
Olde Bluehair Barley WineBig Sky Brewing Company12.003.99325-
Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company9.604.03321-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Hi-Fi RyeFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery10.904.37320-
HolidaleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.9.503.8829796
Blue Point Old Howling BastardBlue Point Brewing Company10.003.82291-
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