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 Ratings Score
Barleywine12 Gates Brewing Company9.6013.45
Bloody Oak - Oak Aged Barley Wine2 Brothers Brewery9.7000
Lower De Boom Barleywine21st Amendment Brewery11.508283.78
Grain Gatsby21st Amendment Brewery12.0013.58
Floor Finder Barleywine23rd Street Brewery10.0043.8
Rough Day2kids Brewing Company10.7013.5
Barrel Aged St. Seditious2SP Brewing Company11.00134.11
Bourbon Vanilla St. Seditious2SP Brewing Company11.0024.12
Behemoth Blonde Barleywine3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.501,8744.23
Barrel Aged Behemoth3 Floyds Brewing Co.12.504604.35
Bourbon Barrel Aged Behemoth With Cherries3 Floyds Brewing Co.12.50454.24
1910 Barley Wine4 Hearts Brewing11.4000
Bonaparte Barley Wine4 Noses Brewing Company9.5024.05
BBW405 Brewing Co.12.0013.86
Buzz the Tower405 Brewing Co. ? 12.93
Gander49th State Brewing Company12.8014.25
Cloud Nine Barleywine Aged In Calvados Barrels With Oak5 Seasons Westside ? 24.85
Dessert Barley Wine7 cent Brewery14.6014.13
Wheelchair Barrel Aged Barleywine7 Seas Brewery and Taproom11.5094.48
Wheelchair (2012)7 Seas Brewery and Taproom11.5024.35
Freebird7th Settlement Brewery11.9013.58
Ale Of Two Cities7venth (Seventh) Sun Brewery9.6043.54
Lord Of The Atlas - Oak Aged8 Wired Brewing Co.12.0064.55
Trojan Horse903 Brewers13.5044.23
Barrel Aged Trojan Horse903 Brewers13.5024.56
Night Hawk927 Beer Company12.0000
Corps MortÀ l’abri de la Tempête11.00613.89
Palabre Grand Cru 2À l’abri de la Tempête11.0013.85
Gnarles BarleyAardwolf Brewing Company10.1094.22
Whisperer In DarknessAardwolf Brewing Company10.40114.13
Barley LegalAardwolf Brewing Company10.2074.13
Islay Whisperer in DarknessAardwolf Brewing Company10.0023.2
Surrender AshAardwolf Brewing Company10.0023.18
4 Year Anniversary Rye Barley Wine Style AleAardwolf Brewing Company13.0013.61
Forget Me NowAardwolf Brewing Company9.5014
Mohawk American Barley WineAB Mohawk Brewing Company11.7083.58
Abita Bourbon Street BarleywineAbita Brewing Co.11.5014.21
Tenebris - Bourbon BarrelAdroit Theory Brewing Company10.70103.99
Tenebris (Ghost 101)Adroit Theory Brewing Company10.70164.17
Tenebris - Neutral Oak Barrel (Ghost 122)Adroit Theory Brewing Company10.7033.72
Tenebris (Ghost 541)Adroit Theory Brewing Company10.0013.67
Auto Trepanation: Coffee VariantAdroit Theory Brewing Company ? 14.5
BHS Tenebris (Double Barrel Aged) (Ghost 632)Adroit Theory Brewing Company10.0024.24
2nd AnniversaryAdventure Brewing Company11.0023.5
Arizona BayAftershock Brewing Co.12.5053.54
Balls DeepAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse12.5053.69
A Hobo Named BarleyAhnapee Brewery ? 14.14
Old Sage SeekerAlameda Brewhouse12.0000
Old GrowthAlaskan Brewing Co.11.2013.78
BarleywineAle Asylum10.4054.07
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