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 - 501 to 550 (out of 985) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
Oak Aged Barley WineThe Grizzly Paw Brewing Company10.504.141-
Big Fella BarleywineSweetwater Brewing Company9.803.711-
American BarleywineStrange Craft Beer Company11.003.81-
Admiral Hamilton's BarleywinePints Brewing Co.9.103.371-
HeadknockerHappy Valley Brewing Company9.503.781-
AegirWiens Brewing Company9.003.771-
Belgian BarleywineStrange Craft Beer Company11.504.031-
Mastedon BarleywineLucky Bucket Brewing Co.10.003.61-
TimberlineJagged Mountain Craft Brewery11.402.021-
BarleywineSiboire - Dépôt10.003.971-
Aegir With Glacier HopsWiens Brewing Company9.003.911-
Gershwin American Oak AleCervejaria Urbana7.003.841-
Cottrell 18: Barleywine Anniversary AleCottrell Brewing Co. ? 3.681-
Gentlemen's Reserve (Coconut Institutionalized)Revolution Brewing Company10.504.291-
Barley WineDubina Brewing14.201.371-
James E. Pepper 1776 Bourbon Barrel-Aged High SocietyBluejacket / Arsenal Restaurant11.504.461-
Ol' Lickspigot BarleywineCalapooia Brewing Company10.003.51-
20th Anniversary Ale (Cognac Barrel Aged)Saint Arnold Brewing Company11.204.221-
Old Embalmer '12Widmer Brothers Brewing Company10.204.841-
Northampton Rabble RouserNorthampton Brewery10.603.91-
Olde VoyagerNoDa Brewing Company9.6041-
17th Anniversary AleBethlehem Brew Works10.503.871-
Vannage 2014Brasserie Générale9.503.711-
BarleywineBuoy Beer Company10.904.191-
Bearded Nurse Ardbeg Barrel AgedWeird Beard Brew Co.10.204.421-
Burley American BarleyWineThree Palms Brewing Co.9.003.691-
Holidale Dry-Hopped With Amarillo HopsBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.9.503.521-
Barleywine (#19)Epic Brewing Company10.904.251-
Django French Oak AleCervejaria Urbana7.003.711-
Drake Smokes 10kThree Notch'd Brewing Company9.504.021-
MayflyKinney Creek Brewery9.4041-
Old Scoundrel (Elijah Craig BA)Sound Brewery ? 3.421-
Black Forest Lazy Eye Barley WineBlack Forest Brew Haus9.402.91-
Third Coast Old Ale ReserveBell's Brewery, Inc.10.904.461-
Old Number 27 BarleywineDelafield Brewhaus12.503.991-
Killdozer - For Ladies OnlyBurnt Hickory Brewery13.004.681-
Tenebris- Tequila BarrelAdroit Theory Brewing Company10.704.421-
Franc & BarleyValley Vinyards / Cellar Dweller Craft Beers9.503.891-
Old ReliableLaurelwood Public House & Brewery ? 41-
Cluster CussNaked City Taphouse12.004.031-
Smoked Maple BarleywineRapp Brewing Company10.104.581-
Date Night - Bourbon Barrel AgedFigure 8 Brewing ? 4.271-
HeadknockerM. T. Head Brewing Co.11.0041-
Ordeum RexMike Hess Brewing - Miramar12.003.761-
Really Really NelsonJackie O's Pub & Brewery11.703.641-
Barley RhineChristian Moerlein Brewing Company8.503.941-
Tumbledown ShackGolden Road Brewing10.003.651-
Rickoli's Barrel Aged Old RickoliBrewery Rickoli11.504.521-
Monkey Fist Barley WineGrowlers10.103.041-
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