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American Barleywine

Description:
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 855) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Kuhnhenn Extraneous AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.003.8886-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged WizardShort's Brewing Company11.004.2885-
Twisted JimMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.1384-
Drake's Jolly Rodger American Barleywine 2012Drake's Brewing Co.9.603.8983-
Broad Street Barley WineAppalachian Brewing Company8.703.9482-
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.704.3582-
New CrustaceanRogue Ales10.803.8677-
Barrel Aged Fireside ChatFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery11.104.2677-
Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne)Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel10.804.2275-
Live Oak Old Tree Hugger BarleywineLive Oak Brewing Company11.504.2675-
Red Brick Brick Mason Series Beard EnvyRed Brick Brewing Company9.304.0774-
Old Dipsea Barleywine Style AleMarin Brewing Company9.603.7874-
Hell On WoodDuClaw Brewing Company10.604.0874-
My Turn Series: ChadLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.503.877390
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company11.303.947390
Kuhnhenn Vintage AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.003.8972-
Dick's Barley WineDick's Brewing Company10.003.7471-
AleSmith Decadence 2011 Maple Smoked Barleywine Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.0969-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Red Wine Barrel AgedStone Brewing Co.11.203.9268-
HelldoradoFirestone Walker Brewing Co.13.004.3766-
Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Life And LimbSierra Nevada Brewing Co. ? 4.2865-
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.504.3665-
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.304.6465-
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc. ? 3.6664-
Old No. 23Bristol Brewing Company11.253.9163-
Kuhnhenn American Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company11.503.5863-
Kickin' Chicken Bourbon Barrel Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company12.003.4463-
Cigar City / Swamp Head RooseveltSwamp Head Brewery13.003.7863-
Little Korkny AleNørrebro Bryghus12.253.9162-
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.504.0462-
3000 Belgian-Style BarleywineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.203.7662-
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.403.926188
Highway To Ale BarleywineBeer Valley Brewing Co.10.503.4261-
Cyclops BarleywineElysian Brewing Company9.853.9961-
Big Worse (Red Wine Edition)Mikkeller ApS12.003.8661-
RhinocerosTelegraph Brewing Company10.003.658-
Trainwreck Organic Barleywine Style AleButte Creek Brewing Company10.603.757-
Big Worse (Bourbon Edition)Mikkeller ApS12.003.8556-
3 Sheets BarleywineBallast Point Brewing Company9.503.9555-
Foggy NotionMother's Brewing Company10.004.0654-
EntropyMystic Brewery14.203.895490
Portsmouth BarleywinePortsmouth Brewery11.503.8852-
Numb ComfortDeep Ellum Brewing Company11.504.2452-
Barrel Aged GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company11.004.0752-
Critical HitNinkasi Brewing Company11.703.6351-
Brewer's Cut Blonde Barleywine AleReal Ale Brewing Company9.303.7751-
MotherAnimalTired Hands Brewing Company11.503.5450-
Moosekiller Barley Wine Style AleTampa Bay Brewing Co.9.803.7550-
Olde Scoutter's BarleywineBear Republic Brewing Co.10.403.8847-
Noggin FlogginHopworks Urban Brewery11.003.7447-
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