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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Name Brewery ABV > Ratings Score
Danger ZoneAnderson's Craft Beer22.0013.91
American Power AleStonecloud Brewing18.6000
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.501113.73
Big Worster (Malaga Edition)Mikkeller ApS18.30124.14
Big Worster St. Emillion BAMikkeller ApS18.3024.13
Port Barrel Olde AleDogfish Head Craft Brewery17.5044.01
Whiskey Barrel Olde AleDogfish Head Craft Brewery17.5014.35
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.301,0594.52
Poor Social SkillsReckless Brewing Company17.0000
PotentialityMoksa Brewing Company17.0000
GoodAlpine Beer Company17.00834.28
BA Barleywine (Buffalo Trace Rye Whiskey)Hog River Brewing Co.17.0034.06
Kuhnhenn Extraneous AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.00913.87
Kuhnhenn Vintage AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.00753.88
Bourbon WizardShort's Brewing Company16.9024.15
Double Barrel V.S.O.J. RyeRevolution Brewing16.6054.44
The Charming GraveSpring House Brewing Company16.5023.45
Question of EtiquetteBrouwerij het Uiltje16.1014.25
Raspberry DrizzleEclipse Brewing16.0013.55
Too Big To Fail AleSanctum Brewing Co.16.0014.94
Sedici GradiBirra Del Borgo16.00244.18
Barleywines Es La Vida Bourbon Barrel AgedStreetside Brewery15.5024.24
Triple Wood AgedCervejaria Way15.5012.51
BBA YessirOne Well Brewing15.5044.47
Smoke Chaser - Bourbon Barrel AgedTioga-Sequoia Brewing Company15.10134.35
Burning Comet Barleywine: Barrel AgedEndless Brewing15.1024.52
Big WorsterMikkeller ApS15.10794.05
Olde School BarleywineDogfish Head Craft Brewery15.002,6913.98
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.001694.03
Barrel-Aged Northern Hoser ExposureHoppin' Frog Brewery15.0014.18
Bon VoyageLakeville Brewing Co.14.9000
Barrel Aged BarleywineZipline Brewing Co14.70164.1
Dessert Barley Wine7 cent Brewery14.6014.13
Godzilla's JackhammerPinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub14.5024.43
Whiskey RainPeacemaker Brewing Company14.5014.35
Double Barrel VSOJ Cherry RyeRevolution Brewing14.50164.25
Kocour K32Pivovar Kocour Varnsdorf14.5034.17
Bourbon Barrel Aged Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company14.35154.2
2017 Barrel Aged Jolly Roger English BarleywineDrake's Brewing Co.14.3014.04
Love & SqualorAF Brew14.3014.23
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel BarleywineCentral Waters Brewing Co.14.302,4374.31
PalomaKereru Brewing Company14.3014.5
Iwatekura BarleywineSekinoichi-shuzou, Iwate-kura Brewery14.3014.87
Redline SpecialMt. Lowe Brewing Company14.3000
After World XBrickStone Restaurant & Brewery14.2033.81
Barley WineDubina Brewing14.2021.63
De CacaoMystic Brewery14.2074.51
Barley LegalDunsmuir Brewery Works14.2012.83
EntropyMystic Brewery14.20963.97
GreatAlpine Beer Company14.006974.53
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