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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
Ol' Leghorn (Three Floyds Collaboration)Firestone Walker Brewing Co.10.003.97240-
WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.003.73217-
SunturnbrewNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S11.003.82215-
Eight AleSurly Brewing Company ? 4.17213-
Grand IlluminationAleWerks Brewing Company10.003.91206-
Hell On WoodDuClaw Brewing Company10.603.99202-
Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company10.004.0120290
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Extra HoppyStone Brewing Co.11.004.12202-
Premeditated Murder BarleywineNew England Brewing Co.11.804.07200-
Santa Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.02199-
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers9.503.8198-
Redhook TreblehookRedhook Ale Brewery10.103.8419684
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.003.66196-
New CrustaceanRogue Ales11.603.89192-
Old Knucklehead BarleywineBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub9.203.9919098
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.203.8219085
Short's The WizardShort's Brewing Company11.003.78186-
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.504.25185-
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.9182-
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WinePike Pub & Brewery9.903.84174-
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.004.03162-
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.004.17158-
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel BarleywineAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.10.003.37156-
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.704.37153-
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.06151-
Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.4145-
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.103.7141-
180 Shilling AleOdell Brewing Company9.603.95140-
Single Batch Series - BarleywineSebago Brewing Company9.204.28137-
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.003.89135-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedStone Brewing Co.11.204.06135-
Big Eddy Ryewine AleJacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company10.003.8132-
Maltose Falcons BrownywineFirestone Walker Brewing Co.13.604.45131-
Numb ComfortDeep Ellum Brewing Company11.504.15125-
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.89122-
Old Herb BarleywineSouthampton Publick House11.004.08117-
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.503.99114-
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.604.17110-
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.503.73110-
Blunderbuss BarleywineCambridge Brewing Company11.504.2910996
HelldoradoFirestone Walker Brewing Co.13.004.33107-
3 Floyds / Mikkeller Majsgoop3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.403.91106-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged WizardShort's Brewing Company11.004.28106-
Olde DeuteronomyAlley Kat Brewing Company11.004.0810394
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.503.69102-
Broad Street Barley WineAppalachian Brewing Company8.703.8996-
Bearded Pat's BarleywineBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's11.003.7796-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With BrettMarin Brewing Company9.003.9391-
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.504.3490-
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.403.819088
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