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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 - 51 to 100 (out of 1411) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
New CrustaceanRogue Ales11.602903.87
Santa Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.002543.99
Talon - True Style Barley Wine AleMendocino Brewing Company10.502493.73
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.502494.21
Grand IlluminationAleWerks Brewing Company10.002493.91
SunturnbrewNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S11.002423.81
WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.002353.73
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers9.502273.8
Old Knucklehead BarleywineBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub9.202223.96
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.002163.67
Premeditated Murder BarleywineNew England Brewing Co.11.802164.06
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.202153.83
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WineThe Pike Brewing Company9.902133.83
Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company10.002083.99
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.002074.05
Redhook TreblehookRedhook Ale Brewery10.102033.84
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.701984.36
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.001883.9
Short's The WizardShort's Brewing Company11.001873.8
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel BarleywineAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.10.001813.37
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.101733.74
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.001734.17
Barrel Chested BarleywineUpland Brewing Company9.501724.11
Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.901714.4
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.001694.03
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.501633.99
Numb ComfortDeep Ellum Brewing Company11.501574.12
Tröegs Flying Mouflan (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Tröegs Brewing Company13.401504.33
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.001493.89
CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!!!Voodoo Brewery11.301484.23
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedStone Brewing11.201414.06
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company12.101403.95
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.601384.13
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.501323.73
Blunderbuss BarleywineCambridge Brewing Company11.501274.27
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.001263.89
Vengeful HeartKane Brewing Company10.301224.14
Old Herb BarleywineSouthampton Publick House11.001194.07
Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged WizardShort's Brewing Company11.001164.28
Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale En Fût De BourbonBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.801164.18
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.401153.83
Olde DeuteronomyAlley Kat Brewing Company11.001134.09
Tickle FightSolemn Oath Brewery11.501123.65
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.501113.73
Colossal OversightOdd Side Ales12.001033.89
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.501014.3
Gratitude - Bourbon Barrel AgedEast End Brewing Company11.401004.19
Broad Street Barley WineAppalachian Brewing Company8.701003.89
Critical HitNinkasi Brewing Company11.70993.66
EntropyMystic Brewery14.20963.97
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