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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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 984) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
5 Beers For 5 Years - The Brewing Team - American Barley Wine-Style AleCigar City Brewing10.003.797-
Monster29Dark Horse Brewing Company17.504.1597-
Green Flash / Cigar City - CandelaGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.903.9395-
Bourbon Barrel BackburnerSouthern Tier Brewing Company14.104.1195-
Olde DeuteronomyAlley Kat Brewing Company11.004.089494
Drake's Jolly Rodger American Barleywine 2012Drake's Brewing Co.9.603.994-
Blunderbuss BarleywineCambridge Brewing Company11.504.329496
Bearded Pat's BarleywineBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's11.003.7893-
Broad Street Barley WineAppalachian Brewing Company8.703.9190-
Barrel Aged Fireside ChatFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery11.104.2687-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With BrettMarin Brewing Company9.003.9487-
HelldoradoFirestone Walker Brewing Co.13.004.3487-
Kuhnhenn Extraneous AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.003.8787-
Twisted JimMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.1484-
My Turn Series: ChadLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.503.858490
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.503.6884-
AleSmith Decadence 2011 Maple Smoked Barleywine Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.0582-
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.503.9782-
Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne)Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel10.804.278-
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company11.303.947690
Old Dipsea Barleywine Style AleMarin Brewing Company9.603.7876-
Live Oak Old Tree Hugger BarleywineLive Oak Brewing Company11.504.2676-
Dick's Barley WineDick's Brewing Company10.003.7373-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Red Wine Barrel AgedStone Brewing Co.11.203.9473-
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.403.847388
Kuhnhenn Vintage AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.003.8973-
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.504.3772-
Kickin' Chicken Bourbon Barrel Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company12.003.4772-
3000 Belgian-Style BarleywineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.203.7972-
Cyclops BarleywineElysian Brewing Company9.853.9769-
Little Korkny AleNørrebro Bryghus12.253.969-
Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Life And LimbSierra Nevada Brewing Co. ? 4.2868-
3 Sheets BarleywineBallast Point Brewing Company9.503.9168-
RhinocerosTelegraph Brewing Company10.003.5966-
Cigar City / Swamp Head RooseveltSwamp Head Brewery13.003.866-
EntropyMystic Brewery14.203.896690
Tickle FightSolemn Oath Brewery11.003.5965-
Bells Bull In A China ShopBell's Brewery, Inc.8.203.7865-
Big Worse (Red Wine Edition)Mikkeller ApS12.003.8565-
Old No. 23Bristol Brewing Company11.253.9164-
Kuhnhenn American Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company11.503.5964-
Highway To Ale BarleywineBeer Valley Brewing Co.10.503.4163-
Foggy NotionMother's Brewing Company10.004.0460-
Leon's Grandson's It's My Birthday Barley Wine-style AleCigar City Brewing11.793.8359-
Big Worse (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller ApS12.003.8658-
Single Batch Series - 2013 Bourbon Barrel Aged BarleywineSebago Brewing Company12.504.2458-
Alesmith Old Numbskull - Rye Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.3158-
Critical HitNinkasi Brewing Company11.703.6457-
Trainwreck Organic Barleywine Style AleButte Creek Brewing Company10.603.757-
Barrel Aged GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company11.004.0856-
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