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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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Day & NightTrillium Brewing Company10.004.2188-
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company12.103.958790
Oaked Old RichlandThe Bruery11.103.9686-
Old Dipsea Barleywine Style AleMarin Brewing Company9.603.8185-
Tickle FightSolemn Oath Brewery11.003.6284-
Kickin' Chicken Bourbon Barrel Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company12.003.4984-
Live Oak Old Treehugger BarleywineLive Oak Brewing Company11.504.2684-
RhinocerosTelegraph Brewing Company10.003.6383-
GoodAlpine Beer Company17.004.2880-
Cyclops BarleywineElysian Brewing Company9.853.9880-
3 Sheets BarleywineBallast Point Brewing Company9.503.979-
EntropyMystic Brewery14.203.947690
He'Brew Jewbelation 18Shmaltz Brewing Company12.403.9276-
Dick's Barley WineDick's Brewing Company10.003.7374-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Red Wine Barrel AgedStone Brewing Co.11.203.9374-
Little Korkny AleNørrebro Bryghus12.253.9173-
Kuhnhenn Vintage AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.003.8973-
Olde Scoutter's BarleywineBear Republic Brewing Co.10.403.8572-
AnnularityFiftyFifty Brewing Co.10.004.0871-
Critical HitNinkasi Brewing Company11.703.6471-
Lawyers, Guns & MoneyCrazy Mountain Brewing Company10.003.9770-
Bourbon Barrel Aged VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.003.8370-
Old No. 23Bristol Brewing Company11.253.8869-
Cigar City / Evil Twin ColumellaCigar City Brewing12.703.7368-
Foggy NotionMother's Brewing Company10.004.0367-
Kuhnhenn American Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company11.503.666-
Highway To Ale BarleywineBeer Valley Brewing Co.10.503.4166-
Grand ReserveParish Brewing Company11.004.2663-
Moosekiller Barley Wine Style AleTampa Bay Brewing Co.9.803.7462-
Domination AleHorseheads Brewing Inc.12.003.9561-
Top FuelLocal Option14.004.0660-
Noggin FlogginHopworks Urban Brewery11.003.7759-
Barrel Aged GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company11.004.0759-
Trainwreck Organic Barleywine Style AleButte Creek Brewing Company10.603.757-
MotherAnimalTired Hands Brewing Company11.503.5155-
Big Bourbon Series Discombobulation Celebration AleShoreline Brewery And Restaurant13.004.0655-
Three Sheets Barleywine (Barrel Aged)Ballast Point Brewing Company9.004.0455-
Corps MortÀ l’abri de la Tempête11.003.8854-
Old ConundrumFiftyFifty Brewing Co.9.054.0753-
Portsmouth BarleywinePortsmouth Brewery11.503.8753-
Vengeful HeartKane Brewing Company10.304.251-
ÜberschweinAvery Brewing Company9.203.935185
Old Double Bagger (ODB)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew13.203.9451-
Twisted Reality BarleywineMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.2551-
Woodcut No. 8 - Barleywine Oak Aged BarleywineOdell Brewing Company10.303.8950-
Gratitude - Bourbon Barrel AgedEast End Brewing Company11.404.2650-
PatienceFulton Beer13.203.8950-
Chessie BarleywineUnion Craft Brewing Company9.803.84790
TenderfootRahr & Sons Brewing Company11.503.846-
Trainwreck Barley WinePhillips Brewing Company10.003.8346-
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