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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.9.604.156,50398
Olde School BarleywineDogfish Head Brewery15.043.972,24687
Third Coast Old AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.204.122,18393
Old Ruffian Barley WineGreat Divide Brewing Company10.204.222,090100
Bourbon Barrel Barleywine AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.11.504.311,853-
Hog Heaven Barley WineAvery Brewing Company9.203.951,835-
Old HorizontalVictory Brewing Company11.004.061,68186
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style AleStone Brewing Co.11.003.991,61592
Behemoth Blonde BarleywineThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub10.504.251,559-
Tröegs Flying MouflanTröegs Brewing Company9.304.141,348-
XS Old CrustaceanRogue Ales11.504.011,186100
AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.121,11289
Doggie ClawsHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room11.504.171,033-
Olde GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company10.604.07961-
Barleywine Style AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.903.87792-
Cockeyed CooperUinta Brewing Company11.103.9378891
Solstice D'hiverBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel10.203.91754-
Anniversary Barley Wine AleUinta Brewing Company10.403.8372390
Heirloom Pumpkin BarleywineAlmanac Beer Co.12.004.22697-
Griffin's BowBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)11.503.5264469
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Whiskey Barrel-AgedSierra Nevada Brewing Co.12.204.1463490
Lower De Boom Barleywine21st Amendment Brewery11.503.75626-
Killer Penguin BarleywineBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub10.003.5359855
SisyphusReal Ale Brewing Company11.503.94582-
Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series)Alaskan Brewing Co.10.704.1557890
Old Guardian BELGO BarleywineStone Brewing Co.12.003.6356075
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company11.603.9755696
Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.10.004.11530-
GratitudeEast End Brewing Company11.504.3523-
The VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.003.8851894
GreatAlpine Beer Company14.004.53495-
John Barleycorn Barleywine AleMad River Brewing Company11.003.7447577
Straight JacketRevolution Brewing Company13.004.29417-
# 100Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S10.004.03406-
Big WorseMikkeller ApS12.003.77387-
Crunkle SamClown Shoes11.003.91371-
Old Boardhead Barleywine AleFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub9.003.8537096
Evil Twin Freudian SlipEvil Twin Brewing10.303.75346-
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.31332-
Barrel Aged Old RuffianGreat Divide Brewing Company12.704.14327-
Old Blarney BarleywineMoylan's Brewery10.003.84326-
Barrel Aged BehemothThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub12.504.35317-
Druid FluidMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.503.931696
Chicken Killer Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company10.003.6730790
Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company9.604.05302-
Olde Bluehair Barley WineBig Sky Brewing Company10.503.99297-
Devil's MilkDuClaw Brewing Company10.603.86279-
HolidaleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.9.503.8827897
Blue Point Old Howling BastardBlue Point Brewing Company10.003.85276-
Talon - True Style Barley Wine AleMendocino Brewing Company10.503.7323981
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