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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Hare Of The RabbitQueen City Brewing Limited ? 25
MasonBarrel BarleywineWrightsville Beach Brewery9.7015
Too Big To Fail AleSanctum Brewing Co.16.0014.94
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Oak-Smoked - Bourbon Barrel-AgedStone Brewing11.0014.93
GalactopusLittle Bang Brewing Co10.1014.91
Iwatekura BarleywineSekinoichi-shuzou, Iwate-kura Brewery14.3014.87
Cloud Nine Barleywine Aged In Calvados Barrels With Oak5 Seasons Westside ? 24.85
AnabasisSide Project Brewing14.00594.78
Iwatekura The Seki No IchiSekinoichi-shuzou, Iwate-kura Brewery14.0014.75
Heavy HitterThe Forge Brewhouse10.2014.75
SolanThe Answer Brewpub11.0024.74
David Humphrey'sCigar City Brewing13.1014.73
Old LoveBig Bend Brewing Co.10.7014.69
Holy WoodBoiler Brewing Co.12.0014.68
Bourbon Barrel BarleywineGreat Basin Brewing Co.13.0084.66
RattaMelvin Brewing / Thai Me Up12.1024.65
Marilyn (2018)Night Shift Brewing11.9024.63
Demeter's ChoicePitchfork Brewing11.3014.62
LazarusDragoon Brewing Co.13.3094.61
Aged Barley WineOld Stove Brewing Co.9.5014.59
Benedict Stephen's Old Kentucky Barleywine-style AleConfluence Brewing Company11.6014.57
Star Barrel - Single Barrel Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery ? 54.57
Barrel Aged King Kahuna The GreatThe Answer Brewpub13.0054.57
Boughs Of BarleyCape May Brewing Company11.0024.56
Monsters Rauchwine 2015Torrside Brewing9.5014.55
GreatAlpine Beer Company14.006914.53
LifeListermann Brewing Company10.5044.53
Big Worse Red Wine Barrel EditionMikkeller ApS12.0064.52
Burning Comet Barleywine: Barrel AgedEndless Brewing15.1024.52
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.301,0424.52
De CacaoMystic Brewery14.2074.51
Barrel Aged Debut #10Starr Hill Brewery ? 14.5
Chin Check: Four Roses Barrel AgedPrison City Pub & Brewery11.5034.5
Barrel Aged Shackleton's EnduranceThe Explorium Brewpub11.0014.5
Rogue Ezo BarleywineEzo Beer KK ? 14.5
Winter Wine BarleywineLervig Aktiebryggeri10.0014.5
Old Grey Wolf Barley WineIdaho Brewing Company9.2014.5
CollapsiumSpoonwood Brewing Company13.0014.5
Auto Trepanation: Coffee VariantAdroit Theory Brewing Company ? 14.5
Barrel Aged BarleywineKassik's Kenai Brew Stop ? 14.5
BHS Tenebris (Double Barrel Aged) (Ghost 632)Adroit Theory Brewing Company10.0014.49
TheogenesBowigens Beer Company10.2014.49
Lord Of The Atlas - Oak Aged8 Wired Brewing Co.12.0024.49
Wheelchair Barrel Aged Barleywine7 Seas Brewery and Taproom11.5094.48
Gnarley Pine BarleywinePinelands Brewing Company9.1024.48
Barrel Project 17.03Brouwerij Kees13.00114.47
Damn it all!Dry County Brewing Company11.5034.47
BarleywineFactotum Brewhouse11.3014.47
BBA YessirOne Well Brewing15.5044.47
Wooden FemurBoneyard Beer Company11.5054.47
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