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
"The Camp" BarleywineSquam Brewing10.00223.64
# 100Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S10.004714.03
'Round MidnightVan Moll10.2013.5
(American Style) Barleywine AleTun Tavern11.0014.03
10 & 2 Bourbon Barrel AgedFifty West Brewing Co10.2074.05
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.001883.9
10th Sanctum Oak Aged BarleywineBrickway Brewery & Distillery9.5013.75
11,5Brouwerij Klein Duimpje13.0013.36
14 Dogs BarleywineLaughing Dog Brewing13.0083.64
1793 Barley WineMuddy York Brewing Co.10.0000
1793 Barrel Aged Barley WineMuddy York Brewing Co.10.0014.16
1st Anniversary BarleywineThe Old Bakery Beer Company8.7043.86
2 If By SeaPocock Brewing Co.10.0013.75
2 UpElusive Brewing8.5024.07
2 Year Bourbon Barrel Aged Heavyweight Ticklefight Champion of the WorldSolemn Oath Brewery12.0000
20" BladesHoller Brewing Co.11.0014.09
2011 CyclopsElysian Brewing Company9.9012.5
2015 Barrel-Chested BarleywineUpland Brewing Company12.1000
2015 The GourdfatherElysian Brewing Company11.2014
2016 Big Woody Barleywine (Aged 10 Months In Heaven Hill)Glacier Brewhouse10.9013.97
2016 Coming Home Holiday AleGrand Teton Brewing Co.10.0084.16
2016 Fat OwlFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub9.0013
20th AnniversaryNorth Peak Brewing Company10.00114.01
2nd AnniversaryAdventure Brewing Company11.0023.5
2nd Anniversary BarleywineGoldwater Brewing Co. ? 13.75
3 - Winey MenSt. Petersburg Brewing Company8.7043.49
3 Floyds / Dark Horse - Oil Of GladnessDark Horse Brewing Company11.00904.1
3rd Rail BarleywineWedge Brewing Company10.4073.82
4 Year Anniversary Rye Barley Wine Style AleAardwolf Brewing Company13.0013.61
42 (Rum Barrel Aged)Moustache Brewing Co.10.0013.74
5 Phantoms Pumpkin Spice BarleywinePhilipsburg Brewing Company8.5000
5th Anniversary BarleywineMiddleton Brewing ? 14.47
7th AnniversaryMaihama Beer Koubou Harvestmoon Brewery At Roti's House8.0013.9
9 Hour BarleywineScratch Brewing Company ? 33.84
9-BarleywineColumbus House Brewery10.1012.34
90 LB HammerPrairie Street Brewing Company12.0044.02
A Cautionary AleUptown Brewing Company10.5000
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.301,0414.52
A Fortnights JourneyNewport Beach Brewing Company9.5054.27
A Hobo Named BarleyAhnapee Brewery ? 14.14
A-ROB-inable BarleywineBitter Root Brewing11.4000
Abandoned Mine BarleywineBreaker Brewing Company10.0000
Abita Bourbon Street BarleywineAbita Brewing Co.11.5014.21
Admiral Hamilton's BarleywinePints Brewing Co.9.1033.21
Admirals Reserve BarleywineMission Brewery10.9013.89
AegirWiens Brewing Company9.0023.76
Aegir With Glacier HopsWiens Brewing Company9.0013.91
After World XBrickStone Restaurant & Brewery14.2033.81
Aged Barley WineOld Stove Brewing Co.9.5014.59
Aime Moi Tendre, Aime Moi Vrai (La Part des Hommes #3)Brasserie Elixkir11.2000
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