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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 1032) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Talon - True Style Barley Wine AleMendocino Brewing Company10.503.7324581
Hell On WoodDuClaw Brewing Company10.603.99243-
New CrustaceanRogue Ales11.603.83235-
WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.003.76227-
SunturnbrewNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S11.003.87220-
Grand IlluminationAleWerks Brewing Company10.003.92219-
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.504.25210-
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers9.503.81208-
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.003.62206-
Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company10.004.0120490
Old Knucklehead BarleywineBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub9.203.9920498
Premeditated Murder BarleywineNew England Brewing Co.11.803.98204-
Santa Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.003.98200-
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.203.8920085
Redhook TreblehookRedhook Ale Brewery10.103.8519984
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WineThe Pike Brewing Company9.903.85187-
Short's The WizardShort's Brewing Company11.003.78186-
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.9184-
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.08179-
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel BarleywineAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.10.003.35171-
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.004.03170-
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.004.04166-
Day & NightTrillium Brewing Company10.004.27165-
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.704.19163-
Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.38154-
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.103.77151-
Single Batch Series - BarleywineSebago Brewing Company9.204.26143-
Big Eddy Ryewine AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company10.003.78139-
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.003.88139-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedStone Brewing Co.11.204.05137-
Numb ComfortDeep Ellum Brewing Company11.504.04136-
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.504132-
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.503.71124-
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.88123-
Old Herb BarleywineSouthampton Publick House11.004.08120-
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.604.19120-
CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!!!Voodoo Brewing Company11.304.19118-
Blunderbuss BarleywineCambridge Brewing Company11.504.3111296
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.503.76110-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged WizardShort's Brewing Company11.004.26108-
Olde DeuteronomyAlley Kat Brewing Company11.004.0710594
Tröegs Flying Mouflan (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Tröegs Brewing Company13.404.4101-
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.403.810188
Oaked Old RichlandThe Bruery11.103.9499-
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company12.103.959890
Bearded Pat's BarleywineBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's11.003.7898-
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.504.3297-
Broad Street Barley WineAppalachian Brewing Company8.703.9497-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With BrettMarin Brewing Company9.003.9693-
Lawyers, Guns & MoneyCrazy Mountain Brewing Company10.003.8191-
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