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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.9.604.156,80198
Olde School BarleywineDogfish Head Brewery15.043.972,38886
Third Coast Old AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.204.112,32593
Old Ruffian Barley WineGreat Divide Brewing Company10.204.212,17399
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel BarleywineCentral Waters Brewing Co.11.504.311,977-
Hog Heaven Barley WineAvery Brewing Company9.203.951,895-
Old HorizontalVictory Brewing Company11.004.051,74986
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style AleStone Brewing Co.11.003.991,74291
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.504.241,634-
Tröegs Flying MouflanTröegs Brewing Company9.304.131,361-
XS Old CrustaceanRogue Ales11.504.011,20798
AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.121,17588
Olde GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company10.604.071,127-
Doggie ClawsHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room11.504.161,081-
Cockeyed CooperUinta Brewing Company11.103.9483890
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Whiskey Barrel-AgedSierra Nevada Brewing Co.12.204.1581890
Barleywine Style AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.903.88802-
Solstice D'hiverBrasserie Dieu Du Ciel10.203.91797-
Anniversary Barley Wine AleUinta Brewing Company10.403.8376190
Heirloom Pumpkin BarleywineAlmanac Beer Co.12.004.21753-
Griffin's BowBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)11.503.5265069
Lower De Boom Barleywine21st Amendment Brewery11.503.76648-
Killer Penguin BarleywineBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub10.003.5564555
SisyphusReal Ale Brewing Company11.503.94607-
Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series)Alaskan Brewing Co.10.704.1559590
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company11.603.9757195
Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe AleCentral Waters Brewing Co.10.004.1560-
GratitudeEast End Brewing Company11.504.29543-
The VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.003.8853194
GreatAlpine Beer Company14.004.53526-
John Barleycorn Barleywine AleMad River Brewing Company11.403.7449377
Straight JacketRevolution Brewing Company13.004.3467-
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.304.56456-
# 100Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S10.004.03412-
Crunkle SamClown Shoes11.003.91410-
Big WorseMikkeller ApS12.003.77399-
Evil Twin Freudian SlipEvil Twin Brewing10.303.76389-
Old Boardhead Barleywine AleFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub9.003.8537395
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.3359-
Barrel Aged Behemoth3 Floyds Brewing Co.12.504.35345-
Barrel Aged Old RuffianGreat Divide Brewing Company12.704.13333-
Old Blarney BarleywineMoylan's Brewery10.003.84332-
Chicken Killer Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company10.003.6732490
Druid FluidMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.503.9132095
Devil's MilkDuClaw Brewing Company10.603.86313-
Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company9.604.05310-
Olde Bluehair Barley WineBig Sky Brewing Company10.503.99309-
HolidaleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.9.503.8729296
Blue Point Old Howling BastardBlue Point Brewing Company10.003.85285-
Talon - True Style Barley Wine AleMendocino Brewing Company10.503.7324181
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