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 1231) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Talon - True Style Barley Wine AleMendocino Brewing Company10.503.7324881
Santa Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.003.96243-
Grand IlluminationAleWerks Brewing Company10.003.92241-
Day & NightTrillium Brewing Company10.004.22240-
SunturnbrewNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S11.003.87235-
WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.003.77232-
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.504.24232-
Old Knucklehead BarleywineBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub9.203.9822098
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers9.503.8220-
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.003.62209-
Premeditated Murder BarleywineNew England Brewing Co.11.803.98209-
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.203.8720985
Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company10.00420690
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WineThe Pike Brewing Company9.903.85204-
Redhook TreblehookRedhook Ale Brewery10.103.8420184
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.07198-
Short's The WizardShort's Brewing Company11.003.78186-
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.91186-
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.704.19183-
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel BarleywineAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.10.003.34178-
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine 2016 Dry-Hopped With Pekko HopsStone Brewing11.004.18176-
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.004.03169-
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.004.04168-
Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.4167-
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.103.78161-
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.504155-
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.003.87148-
Numb ComfortDeep Ellum Brewing Company11.504.07148-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedStone Brewing11.204.05139-
Tröegs Flying Mouflan (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Tröegs Brewing Company13.404.39136-
Brown Shugga' (Sweet Release)Lagunitas Brewing Company9.803.95133-
CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!!!Voodoo Brewing Company11.304.15133-
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.604.18133-
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.503.7130-
Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Or Nothing Maple BarleywineOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's10.504.06130-
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company12.103.9512590
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.88123-
Old Herb BarleywineSouthampton Publick House11.004.07119-
Blunderbuss BarleywineCambridge Brewing Company11.504.311996
Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged WizardShort's Brewing Company11.004.26112-
Olde DeuteronomyAlley Kat Brewing Company11.004.0811194
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.503.76111-
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.403.810688
Bearded Pat's BarleywineBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's11.003.79100-
Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale En Fût De BourbonBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.804.2100-
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.504.3299-
Tickle FightSolemn Oath Brewery11.503.5699-
Broad Street Barley WineAppalachian Brewing Company8.703.9499-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With BrettMarin Brewing Company9.003.9694-
Critical HitNinkasi Brewing Company11.703.6193-
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