Barleywine - American

Despite its name, a Barleywine (or Barley Wine) is very much a beer, albeit a strong and often intense beer. In fact, it's one of the strongest 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 a dark brown color, with aromas ranging from rich fruits to bold hops. The body is typically thick, alcohol will definitely be perceived, and flavors range from dominant dark fruits to palate smacking, resiny hops. English varieties are quite different from American efforts, which are often heavily hopped with high alpha oil American hops to create a more bitter brew. English versions tend to be more rounded and balanced with a slightly lower alcohol content, though this is not always the case. Most Barleywines can be cellared for years and will age much like wine.

ABV: 8.5–15% | IBU: 60–100 | Glassware: Snifter

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BigfootSierra Nevada Brewing Co.9.607,8254.17
Third Coast Old AleBell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store10.202,8774.13
Olde School BarleywineDogfish Head Craft Brewery15.002,7634.02
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel BarleywineCentral Waters Brewing Co.14.302,5144.34
Old RuffianGreat Divide Brewing Company10.202,5104.22
Old HorizontalVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown11.001,9374.06
Behemoth3 Floyds Brewing Co.10.501,9264.24
Olde GnarlyWineLagunitas Brewing Company10.901,7234.09
Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company11.001,5384.14
Flying MouflanTröegs Brewing Company9.301,4174.15
XS Old CrustaceanRogue Ales11.501,3104.05
Doggie ClawsHair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room11.501,2424.18
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.301,1244.57
HelldoradoFirestone Walker Brewing Co.12.801,0804.29
Cockeyed CooperUinta Brewing Company11.109833.96
Solstice D'hiverBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.209673.94
Anniversary Barley Wine AleUinta Brewing Company10.409153.87
Barleywine Style AleGreen Flash Brewing Co.10.908493.9
Lower De Boom Barleywine21st Amendment Brewery11.508343.8
Killer Penguin BarleywineBoulder Beer / Wilderness Pub10.007623.59
GreatAlpine Beer Company14.007564.56
GratitudeEast End Brewing Company11.506674.29
Samuel Adams Griffin's BowBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)11.506653.56
SisyphusReal Ale Brewing Company11.506623.97
Barleywine AleThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery11.006283.86
The VermonsterRock Art Brewery10.006223.9
Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)Smuttynose Brewing Company11.606163.99
Barrel Aged Behemoth3 Floyds Brewing Co.12.505294.38
John Barleycorn Barleywine AleMad River Brewing Company11.405273.78
Freudian SlipEvil Twin Brewing10.305273.81
Old Ruffian - Barrel-AgedGreat Divide Brewing Company12.704884.19
# 100Nøgne Ø10.004794.07
Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel-AgedAleSmith Brewing Company11.004484.31
Devil's MilkDuClaw Brewing Company10.004363.86
Big WorseMikkeller ApS12.004303.83
Double Or NothingOtter Creek Brewing10.504014.02
Barrel Roll No. 4 Wing OverHangar 24 Brewing13.803994.09
Old Boardhead Barleywine AleFull Sail Brewing Company9.003843.89
Chicken Killer Barley WineSanta Fe Brewing Company10.003843.72
Day & NightTrillium Brewing Company10.003694.2
Olde Bluehair Barley WineBig Sky Brewing Company12.003634.04
Old Blarney BarleywineMoylan's Brewery10.003493.87
Hell On WoodDuClaw Brewing Company13.103484.02
Triple ExultationEel River Brewing Co.9.703443.82
Druid FluidMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.503443.94
HolidaleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.9.503223.9
Old Howling BastardBlue Point Brewing Company10.003043.87
New CrustaceanRogue Ales11.603033.89
Santa Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.002614.01
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.502604.24
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