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 Avg Ratings > Bros
Bourbon County Brand Barleywine AleGoose Island Beer Co.13.604.495,105-
┬žucabaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.504.465,013-
Insanity (Ale Aged in Oak Barrels)Weyerbacher Brewing Co.11.104.142,48590
Blithering IdiotWeyerbacher Brewing Co.11.103.682,17864
Anchor Old FoghornAnchor Brewing Company10.003.931,97784
Double Double Barrel AleFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.004.261,967-
Mother Of All StormsPelican Pub & Brewery14.004.421,96196
Mirror MirrorDeschutes Brewery11.004.21,77896
Harvest Ale (Limited Edition)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.251,518100
Arctic Devil Barley WineMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.204.351,338-
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleFlying Dog Brewery10.203.841,30785
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company14.504.34741-
Straight JacketRevolution Brewing13.004.32688-
Barrel Aged Naked EvilHoppin' Frog Brewery11.304.22655-
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley WineArcadia Brewing Company10.003.79599-
Duck-Rabbit Barleywine AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery11.003.859894
Schlafly Oak Aged BarleywineThe Schlafly Tap Room10.203.9758274
MashThe Bruery12.504.1558-
Bligh's Barleywine AleDry Dock Brewing Co.10.004.33547-
LeonCigar City Brewing13.004.36512-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.503.96509-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.08499-
Mash & GrindThe Bruery12.504.13468-
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.16430-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery11.804.22429-
Ridge RunnerRock Art Brewery7.203.45416-
AaronHill Farmstead Brewery ? 4.61397-
London BallingAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse12.504.19381-
Dominion Millennium AleOld Dominion Brewing Company10.504.0136695
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd11.504.06353-
Irish WalkerOlde Hickory Brewery10.143.9533394
Criminally Bad ElfRidgeway Brewing10.503.43317-
Brick KilnJackie O's Pub & Brewery10.504.01292-
Shipyard Barley Wine Style Ale (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Brewing Co.8.503.6625180
Vermilion BarleywinePerennial Artisan Ales10.504.0224890
CommanderLift Bridge Brewery12.503.79243-
Shipyard Double Old Thumper AleShipyard Brewing Co.11.203.6235-
Barrel Aged The MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company11.004.26234-
LunkerSteel Toe Brewing14.404.21222-
Mash & VanillaThe Bruery13.304.2221-
Bommen & GranatenBrouwerij De Molen15.203.86208-
Harvey's Christmas AleHarvey & Son Ltd.8.103.7919699
Golden PrideFuller Smith & Turner PLC8.504.06194-
Oak Aged WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.703.64192-
Brew 1000 - Bourbon Barrel AgedFremont Brewing Company13.104.69187-
Stormwatcher's WinterfestPelican Pub & Brewery13.004.13182-
Wooden HellFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery9.504.52164-
Mash & CoconutThe Bruery12.804.31160-
Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer BarleywineArcadia Brewing Company12.003.97156-
Old AbominableStoudts Brewing Co.9.003.7150-
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