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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.9.604.156,28598
Olde School BarleywineDogfish Head Brewery15.043.972,07086
Old Ruffian Barley WineGreat Divide Brewing Company10.204.222,008100
Third Coast Old AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.204.121,99093
Hog Heaven Barley WineAvery Brewing Company9.203.961,750-
Bourbon Barrel Barleywine AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.11.504.311,744-
Old HorizontalVictory Brewing Company11.004.061,61786
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style AleStone Brewing Co.11.003.991,50691
Behemoth Blonde BarleywineThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub10.504.251,498-
Tröegs Flying MouflanTröegs Brewing Company9.304.141,312-
Founders Bolt CutterFounders Brewing Company15.004.051,18185
XS Old CrustaceanRogue Ales11.504.011,14299
AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.121,01289
Doggie ClawsHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room11.504.18986-
Olde GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company10.604.07939-
Barleywine Style AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.903.88777-
Cockeyed CooperUinta Brewing Company11.103.9473690
Solstice D'hiverBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel10.203.92719-
Anniversary Barley Wine AleUinta Brewing Company10.403.8468490
Old Guardian OAK - SMOKED BarleywineStone Brewing Co.11.403.9268090
Griffin's BowBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)11.503.5262968
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Whiskey Barrel-AgedSierra Nevada Brewing Co.12.204.1559490
Lower De Boom Barleywine21st Amendment Brewery11.503.76588-
Killer Penguin BarleywineBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub10.003.5457354
SisyphusReal Ale Brewing Company11.503.94564-
Old Guardian BELGO BarleywineStone Brewing Co.12.003.6354974
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company11.603.9754196
Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series)Alaskan Brewing Co.10.704.1453790
GratitudeEast End Brewing Company11.504.3496-
Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.10.004.11494-
The VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.003.8849094
Heirloom Pumpkin BarleywineAlmanac Beer Co.12.804.25475-
John Barleycorn Barleywine AleMad River Brewing Company11.003.7346270
GreatAlpine Beer Company14.004.52454-
# 100Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S10.004.02390-
Big WorseMikkeller ApS12.003.78371-
Old Boardhead Barleywine AleFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub9.003.8536595
Straight JacketRevolution Brewing Company13.004.28363-
Thumbprint Barley WineNew Glarus Brewing Company12.003.8932987
Old Blarney BarleywineMoylan's Brewery10.003.85317-
Barrel Aged Old RuffianGreat Divide Brewing Company12.704.15314-
Crunkle SamClown Shoes11.003.92309-
Druid FluidMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.503.930496
Class Of '88 Barleywine Style AleNorth Coast Brewing Co.10.003.8303-
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.32300-
Chicken Killer Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company10.003.6629890
Evil Twin Freudian SlipEvil Twin Brewing10.303.75288-
Olde Bluehair Barley WineBig Sky Brewing Company10.503.99283-
Barrel Aged BehemothThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub12.504.37282-
Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company9.604.05281-
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