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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Style Examples - 51 to 100 (out of 571) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
MurderousPipeworks Brewing Company9.503.77136-
Bourbon BarleywineHardywood Park Craft Brewery13.303.91132-
Winter WarmerUpland Brewing Company8.503.79128-
Bourbon Barrel WarmerUpland Brewing Company9.003.85128-
Olde BartholomewYards Brewing Co.10.303.64128-
Lawyers, Guns & MoneyCrazy Mountain Brewing Company10.003.79125-
Dominion Millennium - Oak AgedOld Dominion Brewing Company11.404.0712393
StruisBrouwerij 't IJ9.003.9112190
ArquebusCambridge Brewing Company10.754.24117-
Hertog Jan Grand PrestigeArcense Stoombierbouwerij (Hertog Jan Brouwerij)10.003.91113-
Thor's Hammer Barley WineCentral City Brewers + Distillers11.504.09112-
Nils Oscar Barley Winethe Nils Oscar Company10.403.67109-
BarleywineSprecher Brewing Company9.713.69107-
Old Man Winter WarmerLake Superior Brewing Company10.303.91107-
Hellbender BarleywinePisgah Brewing Co.9.804.01106-
Adnams Tally-Ho ReserveAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery9.003.89103-
Rudyard's Rare Barley WineHale's Ales Brewery & Pub10.003.87102-
Xyauyù BarrelBirrificio Le Baladin14.004.3597-
Woolly BuggerHowe Sound Inn & Brewing Company11.004.0397-
20 Ton AleTwo Roads Brewing Company12.003.9392-
Sweet Evil Barley WineHoppin' Frog Brewery8.803.2792-
Ballantine Burton AlePabst Brewing Company11.30491-
Cherry Murderous: The LookoutPipeworks Brewing Company9.50476-
Burly WineHalf Pints Brewing Company10.504.1776-
Mine Is Bigger Than YoursTo Øl12.503.9776-
DaftUrban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten9.00474-
Dog's BollocksRushing Duck Brewing Company9.504.1273-
Xyauyù Etichetta Oro (Gold)Birrificio Le Baladin13.504.3273-
Brewery MakerJack's Abby Brewing13.504.2172-
Old MephistoBryggeriet Djævlebryg ApS10.503.972-
Iron & Barleywine (Cabernet Barrel Aged)Funky Buddha Brewery10.503.5768-
Adnams Tally-HoAdnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery7.003.9967-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate BarleywineMoody Tongue Brewing Company9.004.2767-
Super Brew 15S. C. Martens S. A.14.901.8967-
Evil Twin / Westbrook Brewing - The Perfect NoseEvil Twin Brewing10.204.0865-
Royal OilBull & Bush Brewery13.504.565-
Winter WarlockFlat Earth Brewing Company9.003.8664-
Height Of CivilizationWild Heaven Craft Beers12.004.3664-
Tørst Back RoomEvil Twin Brewing11.204.1462-
Bourbon Barrel Aged Thor's Hammer Barley WineCentral City Brewers + Distillers12.003.9361-
Manly Men Beer Club Sea SmokeAtlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ7.703.7659-
Brewers Reserve Barley Wine (Aged In Bourbon Barrels)Lervig Aktiebryggeri13.004.4459-
Colonel KernelThe Bruery14.804.2358-
Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Double ESBShipyard Brewing Co.11.943.6157-
Bison Organic Barleywine AleBison Brewing9.503.5857-
Old And In The WayHigh Water Brewing11.003.7756-
Perfectly Preserved BrainTired Hands Brewing Company8.203.855-
Well BredCopper Kettle Brewing Company10.204.1155-
Bourbon Barrel Brick Kiln With NutsJackie O's Pub & Brewery11.504.4155-
Termination DustMidnight Sun Brewing Co.13.004.1654-
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