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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Bigfoot Barleywine-Style AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.9.607,5644.14
Third Coast Old AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.202,7524.11
Olde School BarleywineDogfish Head Craft Brewery15.002,6773.98
Old Ruffian Barley WineGreat Divide Brewing Company10.202,4764.2
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel BarleywineCentral Waters Brewing Co.11.502,4194.31
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style AleStone Brewing11.002,0294.01
Old HorizontalVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown11.001,9134.05
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.501,8624.23
Olde GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company10.901,6694.07
Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company11.001,4824.12
Tröegs Flying MouflanTröegs Brewing Company9.301,4084.13
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Barrel-AgedSierra Nevada Brewing Co.12.201,3344.15
XS Old CrustaceanRogue Ales11.501,2904.01
Doggie ClawsHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room11.501,2004.14
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.301,0364.52
Cockeyed CooperUinta Brewing Company11.109723.94
HelldoradoFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.809504.26
Solstice D'hiverBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.209373.92
Anniversary Barley Wine AleUinta Brewing Company10.409103.83
Barleywine Style AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.908463.87
Lower De Boom Barleywine21st Amendment Brewery11.508243.78
Heirloom Pumpkin BarleywineAlmanac Beer Co.12.008134.2
Killer Penguin BarleywineBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub10.007473.55
GreatAlpine Beer Company14.006854.53
Griffin's BowBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)11.506653.52
SisyphusReal Ale Brewing Company11.506483.94
GratitudeEast End Brewing Company11.506454.27
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company11.606133.97
The VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.006083.88
Freudian SlipEvil Twin Brewing10.305223.79
John Barleycorn Barleywine AleMad River Brewing Company11.405203.74
# 100Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S10.004714.03
Barrel Aged Behemoth3 Floyds Brewing Co.12.504564.35
Barrel Aged Old RuffianGreat Divide Brewing Company12.704564.14
Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel-AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004344.3
Big WorseMikkeller ApS12.004183.78
Devil's Milk Barleywine Style AleDuClaw Brewing Company10.604073.86
Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Or Nothing Maple BarleywineOtter Creek Brewing10.503914
Barrel Roll No. 4 Wing OverHangar 24 Brewery13.803884.06
Old Boardhead Barleywine AleFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub9.003823.86
Chicken Killer Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company10.003623.68
Olde Bluehair Barley WineBig Sky Brewing Company12.003564.01
Old Blarney BarleywineMoylan's Brewery10.003483.83
Druid FluidMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.503393.91
Day & NightTrillium Brewing Company10.003344.2
Beer Camp Across The World: Dry-Hopped Barleywine-Style AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.9.403233.87
HolidaleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.9.503213.87
Hell On Wood (Barleywine Style Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels)DuClaw Brewing Company13.103124.01
Blue Point Old Howling BastardBlue Point Brewing Company10.003023.85
New CrustaceanRogue Ales11.602943.86
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