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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Style Examples - 1501 to 1525 (out of 1525) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Redline SpecialMt. Lowe Brewing Company14.3000
Cadolzburger Barley Wine AleBrauhaus Brandmeier9.0000
BarleywineEight & Sand Beer Co.10.0000
Rhum Barley WineOshlag Brasserie & Distillerie10.0000
The Hurly Burly BarleywineOut of Bounds Brewing Company11.0000
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Oak-Smoked - American And French OakStone Brewing11.6000
Blomster BørnsTo Øl10.5000
Iron Horse Barley WineCentral Coast Brewing9.6000
Scone Barley WineCervecera Scone S.L.10.5000
Arbor Oak Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barleywine Amber AleLake Effect Brewing Co.10.0000
Southern SnowOak Road Brewery7.1000
Oaked HumiliationBlack Bridge Brewery12.4000
Elite Project #1 BarleywineTriton Brewing Company14.0000
High Strung & Hopped UpTen 10 Brewing Company10.0000
Kryptonian SessionThe Hourglass Brewery10.2000
Barley Wine (Gamay Barrel Aged)Brasserie Du Mont Salève10.5000
Big BorisLafayette Brewing Co.10.2000
Warpath BarleywineFlatrock Brewing Company10.0000
The HeavyGoat Ridge Brewing Co.10.0000
Mt. Edith BarleywineLewis & Clark Brewing Company11.5000
Frozen ForestWild Woods Brewery10.9000
CascadeValley River Brewery & Eatery10.2500
Alfred PampalonMicrobrasserie de Bellechasse ? 00
Bourbon Barrel BarleywineLodi Beer Company ? 00
ZwodderRally King Brewing12.5000
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