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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 990) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Live Oak Old Treehugger BarleywineLive Oak Brewing Company11.504.2929-
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel BarleywineAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.10.003.3728-
Big Eddy Ryewine AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company10.003.7428-
Kickin' Chicken Bourbon Barrel Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company12.003.4627-
Santa Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.003.9827-
Big Bourbon Series Discombobulation Celebration AleShoreline Brewery And Restaurant13.003.9227-
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.704.1526-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged WizardShort's Brewing Company11.004.2526-
He'Brew Jewbelation 18Shmaltz Brewing Company12.403.8226-
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.403.822688
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.504.0326-
Critical HitNinkasi Brewing Company11.703.5725-
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.003.8724-
Three Sheets Barleywine (Barrel Aged)Ballast Point Brewing Company9.004.0824-
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.504.3323-
BenedictusDurham Brewery Ltd8.403.6923-
Old Double Bagger (ODB)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew13.203.922-
Day & NightTrillium Brewing Company10.004.3721-
Old Wooly BarleywineBig Time Brewery & Alehouse9.004.0821-
Moosekiller Barley Wine Style AleTampa Bay Brewing Co.9.803.5421-
Roza ReserveSnipes Mountain Microbrewery & Restaurant9.203.8121-
Trainwreck Barley WinePhillips Brewing Company10.003.8821-
Twisted Reality BarleywineMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.3621-
Old BounderBoundary Bay Brewery & Bistro9.603.9820-
White Birch Barley Wine AleWhite Birch Brewing9.003.0619-
Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.3819-
Samurai Barley AleHyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery10.003.819-
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.0918-
Domination AleHorseheads Brewing Inc.12.004.1518-
Hopsquatch BarleywineFour Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery11.503.8917-
AnnularityFiftyFifty Brewing Co.10.003.9917-
PolissonneLa Voie Maltée11.003.9817-
Fisherman's Tea PartyCape Ann Brewing Company9.003.9617-
Antares BarleywineAntares10.003.5417-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Behemoth With Cherries3 Floyds Brewing Co.12.503.9516-
Olde Scoutter's BarleywineBear Republic Brewing Co.10.403.7916-
GoodAlpine Beer Company17.004.2916-
MaryBrouwerij De Prael9.603.7116-
Barley's Barleywine!Barley's Brewing Company12.004.1116-
Gaz De CourseBroue Pub Brouhaha11.004.0515-
Noggin FlogginHopworks Urban Brewery11.003.8515-
Tröegs Flying Mouflan (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Tröegs Brewing Company13.404.2415-
3 Sheets BarleywineBallast Point Brewing Company9.503.8615-
Barrel Aged GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company11.004.1315-
Old '99 BarleywineBarley Creek Brewing Company11.003.0115-
Old Musty BarleywineC.H. Evans Brewing Company9.504.1814-
Hercules Strong AleBoston Beer Works - Canal Street11.503.5914-
MotherAnimalTired Hands Brewing Company11.503.314-
BB10Birrificio Barley10.003.9614-
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