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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
Old Numbskull - Double Dry HoppedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.454-
Old Blarney Barleywine - Port Barrel AgedMoylan's Brewery10.002.744-
Old Blarney Barleywine - Bourbon Barrel AgedMoylan's Brewery10.003.924-
Old Avalanche BarleywineCanal Park Brewing Co.9.503.754-
Motor City Winter AleMotor City Brewing Works8.803.554-
KongMonkey Paw Pub & Brewery11.803.814-
Hops On RyePizza Port Solana Beach9.004.084-
Hopcat Kodiak KillerHopCat9.303.524-
HopCat 12oz To FreedomHopCat11.003.754-
Holy Confusion Barley WineWitch's Hat Brewing Co.10.203.914-
Hale's Barrel Aged Barley WineHale's Ales Brewery & Pub ? 3.634-
Great Lakes Unicorn AleGreat Lakes Brewery11.004.054-
Grand CruHinterland Brewery Restaurant9.603.984-
Fortis PagusBlue Hills Brewery11.804.254-
Dried Up Old GeezerBlack Diamond Brewing Co.10.003.914-
Drake's Smooth Operator – Stygian BarleywineDrake's Brewing Co.9.754.24-
DefrosterCarlyle Brewing Co.10.603.754-
Clown KingBrewDog12.003.864-
Church-Key Barley Legal Barley WineChurch-Key Brewing Company10.003.954-
Captain Swing Bourbon Barrel AgedHopfenstark10.0044-
BWBroadway Pub10.003.924-
Burleywine Ale - Beer Camp #68Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.9.503.724-
Buffalo Head Barley WineKassik's Kenai Brew Stop10.504.34-
Brick Kiln ReserveJackie O's Pub & Brewery ? 3.984-
Bourbon Barrel Killer PenguinBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub10.004.724-
Boneyard BarleywinePizza Port Solana Beach ? 3.644-
Big JohnsonThe Brewhouse ? 3.724-
Barstow-Lundy BarleywineIron Springs Pub & Brewery10.004.224-
BarleywineStewart's Brewing Co.10.304.324-
BarleywineWolf Hills Brewing Company11.004.094-
Barley WineMicrobrasserie Sainte-Hélène12.003.294-
Austin-tatiousGoose Island Beer Co.10.603.814-
Arquebus 2013- French Oak Cabernet Barrel AgedCambridge Brewing Company14.003.694-
Ale Of Two Cities7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery9.603.534-
13th Anniversary AleCentral Coast Brewing12.503.364-
11 Siècles De NormandieBrasserie De La Chapelle11.003.814-
Woodford Reserve Whiskey Barrel Aged American BarleywineUpstream Brewing Company - Old Market11.003.923-
Wheelchair Barrel Aged Barleywine7 Seas Brewery and Taproom11.504.53-
Undertow BarleywineRivertowne Pourhouse9.803.983-
Twisted Pine Barley WineTwisted Pine Brewing Company ? 3.993-
Three Sheets - Brandy Barrel AgedBallast Point Brewing Company9.004.073-
The Beast 666Naparbier Sdad. Coop.11.003.583-
Tequila Sunrise; Tequila Barrel Aged UndertowGreen Room Brewing ? 4.143-
Swan Lake Lake Bottom BarleywineHyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery8.003.783-
Sixteen TonsTapistry Brewing9.003.423-
Shadows And LightCambridge Brewing Company10.004.173-
Schell's Stag Series Barleywine - Carlos Creek Wine Barrel AgedAugust Schell Brewing Company ? 4.23-
Rock HoundAmerican River Brewing Company10.004.033-
Road Kill Barleywine Style AleSweetwater Tavern & Brewery8.703.983-
Ramming SpeedPinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub8.503.833-
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