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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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 1425) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
EntropyMystic Brewery14.20963.97
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With BrettMarin Brewing Company9.00943.94
Old Dipsea Barleywine Style AleMarin Brewing Company9.60943.8
RhinocerosTelegraph Brewing Company10.00933.65
Live Oak Old Treehugger BarleywineLive Oak Brewing Company11.50934.25
Kickin' Chicken Bourbon Barrel Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company12.00923.47
3 Sheets BarleywineBallast Point Brewing Company9.50923.89
Kuhnhenn Extraneous AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.00913.87
AnnularityFiftyFifty Brewing Co.10.00894.08
Grand ReserveParish Brewing Company11.00884.25
Cyclops BarleywineElysian Brewing Company9.85883.95
Bourbon Barrel Aged VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.00853.84
Little Korkny AleNørrebro Bryghus12.25853.9
GoodAlpine Beer Company17.00834.28
Olde Scoutter's BarleywineBear Republic Brewing Co.10.40783.84
Kuhnhenn Vintage AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.00753.88
Killdozer 12 Point BuckBurnt Hickory Brewery13.00744.3
Dick's Barley WineDick's Brewing Company10.00743.73
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Red Wine Barrel AgedStone Brewing11.20743.93
Moosekiller Barley Wine Style AleTampa Bay Brewing Co.9.80743.72
Kuhnhenn American Barley WineKuhnhenn Brewing Company11.50733.63
Old No. 23Bristol Brewing Company11.25723.87
Big WorsterMikkeller ApS15.10724.05
Tröegs Flying Mouflan (Oak Barrel Aged)Tröegs Brewing Company11.70714.16
Foggy NotionMother's Brewing Company10.00694.03
Domination AleHorseheads Brewing Inc.12.00693.97
PatienceFulton Beer13.20693.95
Smuttlabs Ol' Grundy HumperSmuttynose Brewing Company10.80693.84
Noggin FlogginHopworks Urban Brewery11.00683.8
3 Floyds / Dark Horse - Oil Of GladnessDark Horse Brewing Company11.00684.08
Chessie BarleywineUnion Craft Brewing Company9.80683.81
Highway To Ale BarleywineBeer Valley Brewing Co.10.50673.42
Top FuelLocal Option14.00664.06
AreteElevation Beer Co.12.50643.97
Barrel Aged GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company11.00634.09
Big Bourbon Series Discombobulation Celebration AleShoreline Brewery And Restaurant13.00634.03
Three Sheets Barleywine (Barrel Aged)Ballast Point Brewing Company9.00633.98
Corps MortÀ l’abri de la Tempête11.00613.89
StonerWitchTired Hands Brewing Company11.20613.85
Old ConundrumFiftyFifty Brewing Co.9.05604.05
ÜberschweinAvery Brewing Company9.20603.94
Liquid Courage Barley WineFat Head's Brewery & Saloon10.30584.16
Grande Cuvée Barleywine AméricainLes Trois Mousquetaires11.70574.09
Portsmouth BarleywinePortsmouth Brewery11.50573.87
Trainwreck Organic Barleywine Style AleButte Creek Brewing Company10.60573.7
TenderfootRahr & Sons Brewing Company11.50553.78
AnabasisSide Project Brewing14.00554.78
MotherAnimalTired Hands Brewing Company11.50553.51
GrampsRhinegeist Brewery8.80553.74
Trainwreck Barley WinePhillips Brewing Company10.00533.89
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