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
DefrosterCarlyle Brewing Co.10.603.754-
Heavy Seas - Below Decks (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Heavy Seas Beer10.004.084-
Stone Liberty Station New DesecratorStone Brewing Co.11.5034-
Barely Wine Barley Wine (Red Wine Barrel Aged)Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co10.204.074-
Old Beer WagonBackcountry Brewery ? 3.944-
Trail Magic #9:Barrel Aged BarleywineNantahala Brewing Company13.003.834-
De Molen / Emelisse Prachtig & MachtigBrouwerij De Molen10.203.744-
Arizona BayAftershock Brewing Co.12.503.494-
InAbsinthiaVintage Brewing Company9.204.264-
Old Blarney Barleywine - Port Barrel AgedMoylan's Brewery10.002.754-
Bum RushBarley Island Brewing Company9.203.914-
Standing Stone Barley WineStanding Stone Brewing Company ? 3.014-
Undertow BarleywineRivertowne Pourhouse9.803.974-
Boneyard BarleywinePizza Port Solana Beach ? 3.634-
BarleywineStewart's Brewing Co.10.304.314-
Barley WineIce Axe Grill / Mt. Hood Brewing Co.9.803.584-
Barley WineQueen City Brewing Limited13.003.564-
Vision DionysiaqueBeryllium Erbium Brewery11.503.574-
Twisted Pine Barley WineTwisted Pine Brewing Company ? 3.994-
Hopcat Kodiak KillerHopCat9.303.534-
C U Later BarleywineMac and Jack's Brewery ? 3.354-
American Barley WineStadin Panimo8.003.544-
Off The Wagon Belgian BarleywineDouble Mountain Brewery & Taproom11.804.374-
Stone Aqua Dog Barleywine BlendStone Brewing Co.12.304.314-
Waving @ StrangersNoon Whistle Brewing10.004.264-
Three Sheets Barley Wine, Bourbon & Rum Barrel AgedBallast Point Brewing Company10.003.783-
Road Kill Barleywine Style AleSweetwater Tavern & Brewery8.703.973-
Brett WineLes Trois Mousquetaires11.003.83-
Pit-Caribou L’Étoile Du Brasseur Vin D’orgeMicrobrasserie Pit Caribou9.804.073-
Swan Lake Lake Bottom BarleywineHyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery8.003.783-
Mountain Man BarleywinePayette Brewing8.003.723-
Reindeer Tears Bourbon Barrel Aged BarleywineHeathen Brewing10.803.823-
Trainwreck BarleywineSilver Moon Brewing10.203.573-
Big GrizzCarver Brewing Co.10.004.033-
Old Gnarly BarleywineHomer Brewing ? 4.23-
Rye Whiskey Fear Of The DarkWitch's Hat Brewing Co.11.204.083-
Old Blarney Barleywine - Brandy Barrel AgedMoylan's Brewery10.003.243-
No Bull BarleywineLittle Apple Brewing Company8.303.493-
Oak Aged Burly Friar BarleywineChurch Brew Works11.004.063-
Tequila Sunrise; Tequila Barrel Aged UndertowGreen Room Brewing ? 4.153-
The GrinchRiver City Brewing Co.10.503.433-
Pretzel City BarleywineGenerations Brewing9.303.83-
BarlyewineRailhouse Brewery10.503.783-
Beard Of Stars BurleywineWoodland Empire Ale Craft9.2043-
Atom SmasherRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery9.503.363-
Big BuckJack Pine Brewery10.003.793-
Slocum Barley WineBRU Handbuilt Ales9.303.953-
Mont Salève Barley WineBrasserie Du Mont Salève10.503.943-
Trebuchet BarleywineGizmo Brew Works10.003.853-
Batch #100 BarleywineNext Door Brewing Company9.503.743-
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