American Barleywine

Description:
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 Avg Ratings > Bros
Bigfoot Barleywine-Style AleSierra Nevada Brewing Co.9.604.147,50698
Third Coast Old AleBell's Brewery, Inc.10.204.12,69393
Olde School BarleywineDogfish Head Craft Brewery15.003.932,64886
Old Ruffian Barley WineGreat Divide Brewing Company10.204.212,45999
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel BarleywineCentral Waters Brewing Co.11.504.282,349-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style AleStone Brewing11.004.032,00091
Old HorizontalVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown11.004.061,90186
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.504.21,847-
Olde GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company10.604.081,620-
AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.141,45688
Tröegs Flying MouflanTröegs Brewing Company9.304.151,405-
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Barrel-AgedSierra Nevada Brewing Co.12.204.141,311-
XS Old CrustaceanRogue Ales11.504.011,27798
Doggie ClawsHair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room11.504.121,189-
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.304.48992-
Cockeyed CooperUinta Brewing Company11.103.9296390
Solstice D'hiverBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.203.91925-
Anniversary Barley Wine AleUinta Brewing Company10.403.8590590
Barleywine Style AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.903.87845-
Lower De Boom Barleywine21st Amendment Brewery11.503.78817-
Heirloom Pumpkin BarleywineAlmanac Beer Co.12.004.19813-
HelldoradoFirestone Walker Brewing Co.11.804.24809-
Killer Penguin BarleywineBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub10.003.5773651
GreatAlpine Beer Company14.004.43668-
Griffin's BowBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)11.503.5466569
SisyphusReal Ale Brewing Company11.503.91644-
GratitudeEast End Brewing Company11.504.27642-
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company11.603.9760796
The VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.003.8959694
Evil Twin Freudian SlipEvil Twin Brewing10.303.79521-
John Barleycorn Barleywine AleMad River Brewing Company11.403.7451777
# 100Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S10.004.03462-
Barrel Aged Old RuffianGreat Divide Brewing Company12.704.11442-
Barrel Aged Behemoth3 Floyds Brewing Co.12.504.28441-
AleSmith Old Numbskull - Barrel AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004.29425-
Big WorseMikkeller ApS12.003.75415-
Devil's Milk Barleywine Style AleDuClaw Brewing Company10.603.81401-
Barrel Roll No. 4 Wing OverHangar 24 Brewery13.804.01385-
Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Or Nothing Maple BarleywineOtter Creek Brewing10.504.01385-
Old Boardhead Barleywine AleFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub9.003.8538095
Chicken Killer Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company10.003.6436290
Olde Bluehair Barley WineBig Sky Brewing Company12.004353-
Old Blarney BarleywineMoylan's Brewery10.003.84347-
Druid FluidMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.503.9133795
Bourbon Barrel Aged Hi-Fi RyeFlossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery10.904.36333-
HolidaleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.9.503.8831996
Day & NightTrillium Brewing Company10.004.21317-
Hell On Wood (Barleywine Style Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels)DuClaw Brewing Company13.104306-
Blue Point Old Howling BastardBlue Point Brewing Company10.003.82300-
New CrustaceanRogue Ales11.603.84286-
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