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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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Style Examples - 51 to 100 (out of 992) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Heirloom Pumpkin BarleywineAlmanac Beer Co.12.004.24104-
Short's The WizardShort's Brewing Company11.003.79101-
Grand IlluminationAleWerks Brewing Company10.003.9399-
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.003.693-
Old Knucklehead BarleywineBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub9.204.029398
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Extra HoppyStone Brewing Co.11.004.1593-
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.304.3991-
Old Herb BarleywineSouthampton Publick House11.004.0791-
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.2889-
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.504.2885-
Oak-Aged Backburner (Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale)Southern Tier Brewing Company9.604.0280-
Evil Twin Freudian SlipEvil Twin Brewing10.303.8278-
Bearded Pat's BarleywineBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's11.003.8377-
Olde DeuteronomyAlley Kat Brewing Company11.004.077194
HelldoradoFirestone Walker Brewing Co.13.004.3266-
Single Batch Series - BarleywineSebago Brewing Company9.204.2665-
Dick's Barley WineDick's Brewing Company10.003.7360-
Barrel Aged Behemoth3 Floyds Brewing Co.12.504.2859-
Old No. 23Bristol Brewing Company11.253.8756-
Trainwreck Organic Barleywine Style AleButte Creek Brewing Company10.603.755-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With BrettMarin Brewing Company9.003.9854-
Barrel Roll No. 4 HammerheadHangar 24 Brewery13.803.9754-
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.503.7854-
Old Dipsea Barleywine Style AleMarin Brewing Company9.603.8352-
Cyclops BarleywineElysian Brewing Company9.854.0350-
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.503.6749-
Kuhnhenn Extraneous AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.003.9248-
Highway To Ale BarleywineBeer Valley Brewing Co.10.503.4646-
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.604.1746-
Broad Street Barley WineAppalachian Brewing Company8.703.9545-
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.203.934585
New CrustaceanRogue Ales11.603.8344-
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.103.7943-
Blunderbuss BarleywineCambridge Brewing Company11.504.284296
Kuhnhenn Vintage AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.003.9341-
RhinocerosTelegraph Brewing Company10.003.6540-
Kuhnhenn American Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company11.503.5640-
Little Korkny AleNørrebro Bryghus12.253.9340-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedStone Brewing Co.11.204.0539-
Cucapá BarleywineCucapá Brewing Company10.003.8438-
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company12.103.953690
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Red Wine Barrel AgedStone Brewing Co.11.203.9536-
Corps MortÀ l’abri de la Tempête11.003.8635-
Carolina Old 392Carolina Brewing Company8.704.0135-
Super Chicken Barley WineGrand Lake Brewing Company11.003.9734-
Hell On WoodDuClaw Brewing Company10.604.0133-
Portsmouth BarleywinePortsmouth Brewery11.503.9132-
Premeditated Murder BarleywineNew England Brewing Co.11.803.9732-
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.003.9831-
Centurion Barleywine AleGolden City Brewery ? 3.4529-
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