American Barleywine

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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Name Brewery ABV > Ratings Score
Danger ZoneAnderson's Craft Beer22.0013.91
American Power AleStonecloud Brewing18.6014.21
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.501113.73
Big Worster St. Emillion BAMikkeller ApS18.3024.13
Barley Wine ReservaBrouwerij Kees18.0013.75
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.301,0654.52
Poor Social SkillsReckless Brewing Company17.0000
PotentialityMoksa Brewing Company17.0000
GoodAlpine Beer Company17.00834.28
Kuhnhenn Extraneous AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.00913.87
Kuhnhenn Vintage AleKuhnhenn Brewing Company17.00753.88
A Deal With The Devil (Triple Oak Aged)Anchorage Brewing Company17.0000
Bourbon WizardShort's Brewing Company16.9024.15
Double Barrel V.S.O.J. RyeRevolution Brewing16.6054.44
The Charming GraveSpring House Brewing Company16.5033.55
Question of EtiquetteBrouwerij het Uiltje16.1014.25
Raspberry DrizzleEclipse Brewing16.0013.55
Too Big To Fail AleSanctum Brewing Co.16.0014.94
Sedici GradiBirra Del Borgo16.00244.18
Barleywines Es La Vida Bourbon Barrel AgedStreetside Brewery15.5024.24
Triple Wood AgedCervejaria Way15.5012.51
BBA YessirOne Well Brewing15.5044.47
Smoke Chaser - Bourbon Barrel AgedTioga-Sequoia Brewing Company15.10134.35
Burning Comet Barleywine: Barrel AgedEndless Brewing15.1024.52
Big WorsterMikkeller ApS15.10794.05
Batch #3000Brouwerij De Molen15.0013.25
Olde School BarleywineDogfish Head Craft Brewery15.002,6933.99
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.001694.03
Barrel-Aged Northern Hoser ExposureHoppin' Frog Brewery15.0014.18
Bon VoyageLakeville Brewing Co.14.9000
Barrel Aged BarleywineZipline Brewing Co14.70164.1
Dessert Barley Wine7 cent Brewery14.6014.13
Batch #3000 Burgundy BABrouwerij De Molen14.6000
Batch #3000 Sauternes BABrouwerij De Molen14.6014.16
Batch #3000 White Wine BABrouwerij De Molen14.6000
Godzilla's JackhammerPinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub14.5024.43
Whiskey RainPeacemaker Brewing Company14.5014.35
Double Barrel VSOJ Cherry RyeRevolution Brewing14.50164.25
Kocour K32Pivovar Kocour Varnsdorf14.5034.17
Bourbon Barrel Aged Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company14.35154.2
Love & SqualorAF Brew14.3024.23
Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel BarleywineCentral Waters Brewing Co.14.302,4464.31
PalomaKereru Brewing Company14.3014.5
Iwatekura BarleywineSekinoichi-shuzou, Iwate-kura Brewery14.3014.87
Redline SpecialMt. Lowe Brewing Company14.3000
After World XBrickStone Restaurant & Brewery14.2033.81
Barley WineDubina Brewing14.2021.63
De CacaoMystic Brewery14.2074.51
Barley LegalDunsmuir Brewery Works14.2012.83
EntropyMystic Brewery14.20963.97
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