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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
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.504.3585-
Old Dipsea Barleywine Style AleMarin Brewing Company9.603.7981-
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company11.303.928090
Kickin' Chicken Bourbon Barrel Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company12.003.4779-
Live Oak Old Treehugger BarleywineLive Oak Brewing Company11.504.2679-
CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!!!Voodoo Brewing Company11.304.3879-
Cyclops BarleywineElysian Brewing Company9.853.9776-
3 Sheets BarleywineBallast Point Brewing Company9.503.9175-
Tickle FightSolemn Oath Brewery11.003.5874-
GoodAlpine Beer Company17.004.2873-
Dick's Barley WineDick's Brewing Company10.003.7373-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Red Wine Barrel AgedStone Brewing Co.11.203.9473-
Little Korkny AleNørrebro Bryghus12.253.9173-
Kuhnhenn Vintage AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.003.8973-
RhinocerosTelegraph Brewing Company10.003.671-
Old No. 23Bristol Brewing Company11.253.8967-
EntropyMystic Brewery14.203.896790
Olde Scoutter's BarleywineBear Republic Brewing Co.10.403.8666-
Kuhnhenn American Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company11.503.5965-
Monster AleBrooklyn Brewery10.103.8865-
Highway To Ale BarleywineBeer Valley Brewing Co.10.503.4165-
Foggy NotionMother's Brewing Company10.004.0364-
Maltose Falcons BrownywineFirestone Walker Brewing Co.13.604.5162-
Critical HitNinkasi Brewing Company11.703.6261-
Bourbon Barrel Aged VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.003.8160-
Moosekiller Barley Wine Style AleTampa Bay Brewing Co.9.803.7459-
Barrel Aged GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company11.004.0857-
Trainwreck Organic Barleywine Style AleButte Creek Brewing Company10.603.757-
Top FuelLocal Option14.004.0556-
Noggin FlogginHopworks Urban Brewery11.003.7756-
AnnularityFiftyFifty Brewing Co.10.004.0655-
Saint Arnold 20th Anniversary AleSaint Arnold Brewing Company11.203.8955-
MotherAnimalTired Hands Brewing Company11.503.5155-
Corps MortÀ l’abri de la Tempête11.003.8754-
Grand ReserveParish Brewing Company11.004.354-
He'Brew Jewbelation 18Shmaltz Brewing Company12.403.8854-
Portsmouth BarleywinePortsmouth Brewery11.503.8753-
Three Sheets Barleywine (Barrel Aged)Ballast Point Brewing Company9.004.0453-
Lawyers, Guns & MoneyCrazy Mountain Brewing Company10.003.9951-
ÜberschweinAvery Brewing Company9.203.935185
Old Double Bagger (ODB)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew13.203.9451-
Big Bourbon Series Discombobulation Celebration AleShoreline Brewery And Restaurant13.004.0450-
Twisted Reality BarleywineMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.2650-
Old ConundrumFiftyFifty Brewing Co.9.054.0846-
Alesmith Old Numbskull - Brandy Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.1446-
Cucapá BarleywineCucapá Brewing Company10.003.9145-
Bourbon Behemoth With Cherries3 Floyds Brewing Co.12.504.2544-
Super Chicken Barley WineGrand Lake Brewing Company11.003.9844-
Clare's Right HookHaymarket Pub & Brewery12.504.0944-
Liquid Courage Barley WineFat Head's Brewery & Saloon10.304.2444-
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