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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
Kuhnhenn Extraneous AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.003.8789-
CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!!!Voodoo Brewing Company11.304.3588-
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company11.303.938590
Live Oak Old Treehugger BarleywineLive Oak Brewing Company11.504.2684-
Old Dipsea Barleywine Style AleMarin Brewing Company9.603.883-
Kickin' Chicken Bourbon Barrel Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company12.003.4882-
Tickle FightSolemn Oath Brewery11.003.680-
GoodAlpine Beer Company17.004.2880-
Cyclops BarleywineElysian Brewing Company9.853.9878-
3 Sheets BarleywineBallast Point Brewing Company9.503.977-
RhinocerosTelegraph Brewing Company10.003.6176-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Red Wine Barrel AgedStone Brewing Co.11.203.9374-
Oaked Old RichlandThe Bruery11.103.9674-
Dick's Barley WineDick's Brewing Company10.003.7473-
Little Korkny AleNørrebro Bryghus12.253.9173-
Kuhnhenn Vintage AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.003.8973-
EntropyMystic Brewery14.203.937290
He'Brew Jewbelation 18Shmaltz Brewing Company12.403.972-
Olde Scoutter's BarleywineBear Republic Brewing Co.10.403.8570-
Old No. 23Bristol Brewing Company11.253.8868-
Foggy NotionMother's Brewing Company10.004.0367-
Critical HitNinkasi Brewing Company11.703.6467-
Kuhnhenn American Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company11.503.666-
Highway To Ale BarleywineBeer Valley Brewing Co.10.503.4166-
Bourbon Barrel Aged VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.003.8164-
AnnularityFiftyFifty Brewing Co.10.004.0764-
Moosekiller Barley Wine Style AleTampa Bay Brewing Co.9.803.7360-
Top FuelLocal Option14.004.0559-
Barrel Aged GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company11.004.0659-
Noggin FlogginHopworks Urban Brewery11.003.7757-
Saint Arnold 20th Anniversary AleSaint Arnold Brewing Company11.203.957-
Trainwreck Organic Barleywine Style AleButte Creek Brewing Company10.603.757-
Tröegs Flying Mouflan (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Tröegs Brewing Company13.404.4256-
Grand ReserveParish Brewing Company11.004.2955-
Day & NightTrillium Brewing Company10.004.2455-
MotherAnimalTired Hands Brewing Company11.503.5155-
Lawyers, Guns & MoneyCrazy Mountain Brewing Company10.003.9754-
Corps MortÀ l’abri de la Tempête11.003.8854-
Three Sheets Barleywine (Barrel Aged)Ballast Point Brewing Company9.004.0354-
Portsmouth BarleywinePortsmouth Brewery11.503.8753-
Old ConundrumFiftyFifty Brewing Co.9.054.0752-
Alesmith Old Numbskull - Brandy Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.1652-
ÜberschweinAvery Brewing Company9.203.935185
Old Double Bagger (ODB)Oskar Blues Grill & Brew13.203.9451-
Twisted Reality BarleywineMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.2551-
Big Bourbon Series Discombobulation Celebration AleShoreline Brewery And Restaurant13.004.0550-
Cigar City / Evil Twin ColumellaCigar City Brewing12.703.848-
Cucapá BarleywineCucapá Brewing Company10.003.9145-
Trainwreck Barley WinePhillips Brewing Company10.003.8345-
Chessie BarleywineUnion Craft Brewing Company9.803.84590
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