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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
Class Of '88 Barleywine Style AleNorth Coast Brewing Co.10.003.8238-
Barrel Aged BehemothThree Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub12.504.36233-
Talon - True Style Barley Wine AleMendocino Brewing Company10.503.7323181
Oak HorizontalVictory Brewing Company10.504.05226-
Devil's MilkDuClaw Brewing Company10.603.84223-
BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch PleaseBrewDog11.503.28219-
Provisions Series: Old RichlandThe Bruery10.003.85206-
Redhook TreblehookRedhook Ale Brewery10.103.8419384
Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company10.004.0119090
Barrel Roll No. 4 HammerheadHangar 24 Brewery13.804.05187-
SunturnbrewNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S11.003.88181-
Short's The WizardShort's Brewing Company11.003.77175-
WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.003.72173-
Grand IlluminationAleWerks Brewing Company10.003.91167-
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.92167-
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.003.66161-
Premeditated Murder BarleywineNew England Brewing Co.11.804.09159-
Evil Twin Freudian SlipEvil Twin Brewing10.303.74159-
Bourbon Barrel Monster 29Dark Horse Brewing Company17.004.21159-
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers10.203.82157-
Old Knucklehead BarleywineBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub9.203.9615699
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WinePike Pub & Brewery9.903.84153-
Crunkle SamClown Shoes11.003.9153-
Oak Aged WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.703.61151-
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.004.07148-
Sleepin' With ShaggyGreen Flash Brewing Co.12.503.85148-
Santa Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.06144-
Galaxy Hopped Barleywine Ale (Brothers' Reserve Series)Widmer Brothers Brewing Company9.503.8814291
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.203.87135-
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.504.35121-
Single Batch Series - BarleywineSebago Brewing Company9.204.29120-
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.004.17119-
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.9118-
The K13Voodoo Brewing Company13.004.58115-
Old Herb BarleywineSouthampton Publick House11.004.09115-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedStone Brewing Co.11.204.05114-
Big Eddy Ryewine AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company10.003.81102-
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.503.7399-
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.003.9394-
Blunderbuss BarleywineCambridge Brewing Company11.504.329496
Monster29Dark Horse Brewing Company17.504.1693-
Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.4391-
Olde DeuteronomyAlley Kat Brewing Company11.004.089194
Bearded Pat's BarleywineBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's11.003.7891-
Green Flash / Cigar City - CandelaGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.903.9390-
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.0889-
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.604.1889-
Bourbon Barrel BackburnerSouthern Tier Brewing Company14.104.0888-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With BrettMarin Brewing Company9.003.9487-
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.103.6987-
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