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 1316) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Talon - True Style Barley Wine AleMendocino Brewing Company10.503.7324981
Grand IlluminationAleWerks Brewing Company10.003.92248-
SunturnbrewNøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S11.003.86241-
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.504.24238-
WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.003.77233-
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers9.503.81223-
Old Knucklehead BarleywineBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub9.203.9822298
Premeditated Murder BarleywineNew England Brewing Co.11.803.97213-
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.003.62211-
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.203.8721185
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WineThe Pike Brewing Company9.903.85208-
Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company10.003.9920790
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.004.07203-
Redhook TreblehookRedhook Ale Brewery10.103.8520384
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.704.22193-
Short's The WizardShort's Brewing Company11.003.78187-
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.91187-
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel BarleywineAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.10.003.34179-
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.004.03172-
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.103.8170-
Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.904.4169-
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.004.04169-
Barrel Chested BarleywineUpland Brewing Company9.504.0316991
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.504161-
Numb ComfortDeep Ellum Brewing Company11.504.06152-
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.003.87149-
Tröegs Flying Mouflan (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Tröegs Brewing Company13.404.37147-
Otter Creek Brewing / Lawson's Double Or Nothing Maple BarleywineOtter Creek Brewing10.504.08145-
CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!!!Voodoo Brewing Company11.304.13143-
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel AgedStone Brewing11.204.05139-
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.604.18134-
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.503.7132-
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company12.103.9513190
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.003.88124-
Blunderbuss BarleywineCambridge Brewing Company11.504.312196
Old Herb BarleywineSouthampton Publick House11.004.07119-
Short's Bourbon Barrel Aged WizardShort's Brewing Company11.004.26113-
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.403.8111388
Olde DeuteronomyAlley Kat Brewing Company11.004.0811294
Vengeful HeartKane Brewing Company10.304.16111-
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.503.76111-
Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale En Fût De BourbonBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.804.2110-
Tickle FightSolemn Oath Brewery11.503.64109-
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.504.32101-
Bearded Pat's BarleywineBluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's11.003.79100-
Broad Street Barley WineAppalachian Brewing Company8.703.9499-
Critical HitNinkasi Brewing Company11.703.6197-
Gratitude - Bourbon Barrel AgedEast End Brewing Company11.404.0694-
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With BrettMarin Brewing Company9.003.9694-
Old Dipsea Barleywine Style AleMarin Brewing Company9.603.8294-
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