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 1161) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Santa Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.003.96238-
Grand IlluminationAleWerks Brewing Company10.003.92234-
WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.003.77232-
SunturnbrewNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S11.003.87230-
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.504.25225-
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers9.503.8216-
Old Knucklehead BarleywineBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub9.203.9821598
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.003.62207-
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.203.8720785
Premeditated Murder BarleywineNew England Brewing Co.11.803.98206-
Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company10.004.0120590
Redhook TreblehookRedhook Ale Brewery10.103.8519984
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WineThe Pike Brewing Company9.903.85199-
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.07189-
Short's The WizardShort's Brewing Company11.003.78186-
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.91186-
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.704.2177-
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel BarleywineAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.10.003.35175-
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.004.03169-
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.004.04168-
Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.39165-
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.103.79159-
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.003.87148-
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.503.99145-
Numb ComfortDeep Ellum Brewing Company11.504.04144-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedStone Brewing Co.11.204.05138-
CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!!!Voodoo Brewing Company11.304.18128-
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.503.7128-
Brown Shugga' (Sweet Release)Lagunitas Brewing Company9.803.96126-
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.604.19125-
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine 2016 Dry-Hopped With Pekko HopsStone Brewing Co.11.004.17124-
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.88123-
Tröegs Flying Mouflan (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Tröegs Brewing Company13.404.38120-
Old Herb BarleywineSouthampton Publick House11.004.07119-
Blunderbuss BarleywineCambridge Brewing Company11.504.311996
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company12.103.9511490
Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged WizardShort's Brewing Company11.004.26112-
Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Or Nothing Maple BarleywineOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's10.504.05111-
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.503.76111-
Olde DeuteronomyAlley Kat Brewing Company11.004.0810894
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.403.810588
Bearded Pat's BarleywineBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's11.003.7899-
Broad Street Barley WineAppalachian Brewing Company8.703.9398-
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.504.3297-
Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale En Fût De BourbonBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.804.297-
Tickle FightSolemn Oath Brewery11.503.5696-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With BrettMarin Brewing Company9.003.9694-
Live Oak Old Treehugger BarleywineLive Oak Brewing Company11.504.2791-
Kuhnhenn Extraneous AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.003.991-
RhinocerosTelegraph Brewing Company10.003.6390-
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