English 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 version 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: 7.0-12.0%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleGoose Island Beer Co.14.405,3324.52
┬žucabaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.505,0834.52
Insanity - Oak Barrel-AgedWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.102,5074.15
Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.102,2173.67
Mother Of All StormsPelican Pub & Brewery14.002,0214.45
Old FoghornAnchor Brewing Company10.002,0093.92
Double Double Barrel AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.001,9784.29
Mirror MirrorDeschutes Brewery11.001,8044.25
Harvest Ale (Limited Edition)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.501,5404.24
Arctic Devil Barley WineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.201,3574.36
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleFlying Dog Brewery10.201,3113.85
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company14.507534.42
Straight JacketRevolution Brewing13.007334.32
Barrel Aged Naked EvilHoppin' Frog Brewery11.306604.26
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery11.006063.82
Arcadia Cereal Killer BarleywineArcadia Brewing Company10.006033.82
Schlafly Oak Aged BarleywineThe Schlafly Tap Room10.205873.94
MashThe Bruery12.505744.07
Bligh's Barleywine AleDry Dock Brewing Co.10.005524.36
LeonCigar City Brewing13.005424.44
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.505343.94
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.505154.07
AaronHill Farmstead Brewery ? 4974.61
Mash & GrindThe Bruery12.504714.21
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery11.804524.24
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504414.14
Ridge RunnerRock Art Brewery7.204243.44
London BallingAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse12.503994.17
Dominion Millennium AleOld Dominion Brewing Company10.503674.01
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.503614.08
Irish WalkerOlde Hickory Brewery10.143403.97
Criminally Bad Elf Barleywine-Style AleRidgeway Brewing10.503263.44
Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.502963.98
Mash & VanillaThe Bruery13.302594.18
Shipyard Barley Wine Style Ale (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Brewing Company8.502533.65
Vermilion BarleywinePerennial Artisan Ales10.502533.98
CommanderLift Bridge Brewery12.502493.97
Lips Of Faith - Blackberry Barley WineNew Belgium Brewing10.002423.69
Shipyard Double Old Thumper AleShipyard Brewing Company11.202363.55
Barrel Aged The MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company11.002364.29
Mash & CoconutThe Bruery13.002344.3
LunkerSteel Toe Brewing14.402304.27
Bommen & GranatenBrouwerij De Molen15.202233.93
Harvey's Christmas AleHarvey & Son Ltd.8.102073.8
Wooden HellFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery9.502024.45
Golden PrideFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.501994.03
Widdershins - Oak-AgedLeft Hand Brewing Company10.701933.61
Stormwatcher's WinterfestPelican Pub & Brewery13.001864.11
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer BarleywineArcadia Brewing Company12.001744.06
Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.001543.68
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