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 1259) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Hell On Wood (Barleywine Style Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels)DuClaw Brewing Company10.603.99282-
New CrustaceanRogue Ales11.603.84272-
Santa Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.003.96252-
Talon - True Style Barley Wine AleMendocino Brewing Company10.503.7324881
Grand IlluminationAleWerks Brewing Company10.003.92243-
SunturnbrewNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S11.003.86240-
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.504.24235-
WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.003.77232-
Old Knucklehead BarleywineBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub9.203.9822198
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers9.503.8221-
Premeditated Murder BarleywineNew England Brewing Co.11.803.98211-
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.203.8721185
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.003.62210-
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WineThe Pike Brewing Company9.903.85208-
Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company10.003.9920790
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.07202-
Redhook TreblehookRedhook Ale Brewery10.103.8420184
Short's The WizardShort's Brewing Company11.003.78186-
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.704.2186-
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.91186-
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel BarleywineAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.10.003.34178-
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.004.03170-
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.103.79169-
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.004.04169-
Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.4168-
Barrel Chested BarleywineUpland Brewing Company9.504.0415991
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.504157-
Numb ComfortDeep Ellum Brewing Company11.504.06151-
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.003.87148-
Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Or Nothing Maple BarleywineOtter Creek Brewing10.504.06142-
Tröegs Flying Mouflan (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Tröegs Brewing Company13.404.38140-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedStone Brewing11.204.05139-
CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!!!Voodoo Brewing Company11.304.1139-
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.604.18134-
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.503.7130-
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company12.103.9512990
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.88124-
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 Brewery10.403.810788
Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale En Fût De BourbonBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.804.2106-
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.504.32101-
Bearded Pat's BarleywineBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's11.003.79100-
Tickle FightSolemn Oath Brewery11.503.5699-
Broad Street Barley WineAppalachian Brewing Company8.703.9499-
Vengeful HeartKane Brewing Company10.304.298-
Gratitude - Bourbon Barrel AgedEast End Brewing Company11.404.0694-
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