American Barleywine

Description:
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
Hell On WoodDuClaw Brewing Company10.603.99229-
WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.003.73222-
SunturnbrewNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S11.003.82217-
New CrustaceanRogue Ales11.603.89213-
Grand IlluminationAleWerks Brewing Company10.003.9211-
Premeditated Murder BarleywineNew England Brewing Co.11.804.06203-
Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company10.004.0120290
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.003.67202-
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers9.503.8202-
Santa Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.02200-
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.504.23199-
Old Knucklehead BarleywineBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub9.203.9819998
Redhook TreblehookRedhook Ale Brewery10.103.8419784
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.203.8319685
Short's The WizardShort's Brewing Company11.003.78186-
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.9183-
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WinePike Pub & Brewery9.903.84181-
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.004.03166-
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.004.18165-
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel BarleywineAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.10.003.37162-
Maltose Falcons BrownywineFirestone Walker Brewing Co.13.604.43159-
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.704.36158-
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.06156-
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.103.7148-
180 Shilling AleOdell Brewing Company9.603.96148-
Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.4148-
Single Batch Series - BarleywineSebago Brewing Company9.204.28140-
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.003.89137-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedStone Brewing Co.11.204.06137-
Big Eddy Ryewine AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company10.003.8136-
Numb ComfortDeep Ellum Brewing Company11.504.14130-
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.89123-
HelldoradoFirestone Walker Brewing Co.13.004.34119-
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.503.72119-
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.504119-
Old Herb BarleywineSouthampton Publick House11.004.08118-
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.604.15118-
3 Floyds / Mikkeller Majsgoop3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.403.9117-
Blunderbuss BarleywineCambridge Brewing Company11.504.2811196
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.503.73110-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged WizardShort's Brewing Company11.004.28107-
Olde DeuteronomyAlley Kat Brewing Company11.004.0810494
Bearded Pat's BarleywineBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's11.003.7897-
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.504.3296-
Broad Street Barley WineAppalachian Brewing Company8.703.8996-
CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!!!Voodoo Brewing Company11.304.3295-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With BrettMarin Brewing Company9.003.9493-
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.403.829388
Kuhnhenn Extraneous AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.003.8791-
Oaked Old RichlandThe Bruery11.103.9690-
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