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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 810) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Provisions Series: Old RichlandThe Bruery10.003.85218-
Ol' Leghorn (Three Floyds Collaboration)Firestone Walker Brewing Co.10.003.97212-
WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.003.71208-
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.304.58204-
SunturnbrewNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S11.003.84202-
Redhook TreblehookRedhook Ale Brewery10.103.8419585
Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company10.004.0119491
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers9.503.81190-
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.003.66188-
Premeditated Murder BarleywineNew England Brewing Co.11.804.09186-
Grand IlluminationAleWerks Brewing Company10.003.91184-
Short's The WizardShort's Brewing Company11.003.78182-
Old Knucklehead BarleywineBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub9.203.9817999
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.91178-
Santa Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.04170-
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.203.8416985
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WinePike Pub & Brewery9.903.85166-
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.004.04161-
Hell On WoodDuClaw Brewing Company10.604.02158-
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.504.28148-
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.004.17145-
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel BarleywineAlltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.10.003.33138-
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.704.38136-
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.05135-
Big Eddy Ryewine AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company10.003.8132-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedStone Brewing Co.11.204.06129-
Single Batch Series - BarleywineSebago Brewing Company9.204.27128-
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.89122-
Red Brick Brick Mason Series Beard EnvyRed Brick Brewing Company9.304.05119-
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.103.7118-
Old Herb BarleywineSouthampton Publick House11.004.09118-
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.003.88117-
Numb ComfortDeep Ellum Brewing Company11.504.14116-
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.503.74107-
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.604.18104-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged WizardShort's Brewing Company11.004.28103-
5 Beers For 5 Years - The Brewing Team - American Barley Wine-Style AleCigar City Brewing10.003.71103-
HelldoradoFirestone Walker Brewing Co.13.004.3498-
Blunderbuss BarleywineCambridge Brewing Company11.504.319897
Olde DeuteronomyAlley Kat Brewing Company11.004.089794
Bearded Pat's BarleywineBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's11.003.7795-
Broad Street Barley WineAppalachian Brewing Company8.703.8992-
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.50491-
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.503.6890-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With BrettMarin Brewing Company9.003.9389-
Kuhnhenn Extraneous AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.003.8787-
Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne)Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel10.804.282-
Live Oak Old Treehugger BarleywineLive Oak Brewing Company11.504.2679-
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.403.837889
Old Dipsea Barleywine Style AleMarin Brewing Company9.603.7977-
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