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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
Talon - True Style Barley Wine AleMendocino Brewing Company10.503.7324081
Ol' Leghorn (Three Floyds Collaboration)Firestone Walker Brewing Co.10.003.97238-
WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.003.73216-
SunturnbrewNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S11.003.82214-
Grand IlluminationAleWerks Brewing Company10.003.91202-
Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company10.00420190
Eight AleSurly Brewing Company ? 4.17198-
Premeditated Murder BarleywineNew England Brewing Co.11.804.07198-
Santa Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.03198-
Redhook TreblehookRedhook Ale Brewery10.103.8419684
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers9.503.8196-
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.003.67195-
Short's The WizardShort's Brewing Company11.003.78186-
Hell On WoodDuClaw Brewing Company10.604.01185-
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.203.8218485
Old Knucklehead BarleywineBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub9.203.9918398
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.9182-
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.504.26179-
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WinePike Pub & Brewery9.903.84172-
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.004.03161-
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.004.17155-
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel BarleywineAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.10.003.36154-
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.06150-
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.704.37149-
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.103.7136-
Single Batch Series - BarleywineSebago Brewing Company9.204.28135-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedStone Brewing Co.11.204.06134-
Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.42134-
Big Eddy Ryewine AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company10.003.8132-
180 Shilling AleOdell Brewing Company9.603.95132-
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.003.89132-
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.89122-
Numb ComfortDeep Ellum Brewing Company11.504.15120-
5 Beers For 5 Years - The Brewing Team - American Barley Wine-Style AleCigar City Brewing10.003.71118-
Old Herb BarleywineSouthampton Publick House11.004.08117-
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.503.98111-
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.503.73110-
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.604.17108-
HelldoradoFirestone Walker Brewing Co.13.004.34106-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged WizardShort's Brewing Company11.004.28106-
Olde DeuteronomyAlley Kat Brewing Company11.004.0810394
Blunderbuss BarleywineCambridge Brewing Company11.504.3110296
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.503.799-
Bearded Pat's BarleywineBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's11.003.7796-
Majsgoop3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.403.9195-
Broad Street Barley WineAppalachian Brewing Company8.703.8994-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With BrettMarin Brewing Company9.003.9391-
Kuhnhenn Extraneous AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.003.8789-
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.504.3488-
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.403.818888
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