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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Hare Of The RabbitQueen City Brewing Limited ? 25
Lakewood Lion's Share VILakewood Brewing Company12.5015
BW17Berging Brouwerij10.2015
A Deal With The Devil (Triple Oak Aged)Anchorage Brewing Company17.0015
Too Big To Fail AleSanctum Brewing Co.16.0014.94
GalactopusLittle Bang Brewing Co10.1014.91
Iwatekura BarleywineSekinoichi-shuzou, Iwate-kura Brewery14.3014.87
Cloud Nine Barleywine Aged In Calvados Barrels With Oak5 Seasons Westside ? 24.85
Yuletide Barrel-Aged BarleywineWellington County Brewery11.9014.79
Mise En GardeUnfiltered Brewing10.8014.75
Iwatekura The Seki No IchiSekinoichi-shuzou, Iwate-kura Brewery14.0014.75
Heavy HitterForge Brewhouse10.2014.75
AnabasisSide Project Brewing14.00854.74
SolanThe Answer Brewpub11.0024.74
Old LoveBig Bend Brewing Co.10.7014.69
Holy WoodBoiler Brewing Co.12.0014.68
David Humphrey'sCigar City Brewing13.1064.67
Risky Biscuit - Bourbon Barrel-AgedGreat Basin Brewing Co.13.0084.66
RattaMelvin Brewing / Thai Me Up12.1024.65
LazarusDragoon Brewing Co.13.3094.61
Aged Barley WineOld Stove Brewing Co.9.5014.59
Juicy LoesieBrouwerij De Molen12.7024.58
Star Barrel - Single Barrel Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery ? 54.57
Barrel Aged King Kahuna The GreatThe Answer Brewpub13.0054.57
Barrel Aged Trojan Horse903 Brewers13.5024.56
Monsters Rauchwine 2015Torrside Brewing9.5014.55
Blue Monk Bourbon Barley WineBrewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Eleventh Avenue11.8024.54
Bourbon Barrel Aged Heavyweight Ticklefight Champion of the WorldSolemn Oath Brewery12.0024.54
GreatAlpine Beer Company14.006994.53
Big Worse Red Wine Barrel EditionMikkeller ApS12.0064.52
Burning Comet Barleywine: Barrel AgedEndless Brewing15.1024.52
A Deal With The DevilAnchorage Brewing Company17.301,0664.52
De CacaoMystic Brewery14.2074.51
Binkie Claws 2018 Woodford BABrouwerij De Molen11.4034.51
Barrel Aged Debut #10Starr Hill Brewery ? 14.5
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrell Aged Big BangBarreled Souls Brewing Company ? 14.5
Chin Check: Four Roses Barrel AgedPrison City Pub & Brewery11.5034.5
Barrel Aged Shackleton's EnduranceThe Explorium Brewpub11.0014.5
Rogue Ezo BarleywineEzo Beer KK ? 14.5
Winter Wine BarleywineLervig Aktiebryggeri10.0014.5
PalomaKereru Brewing Company14.3014.5
Old Grey Wolf Barley WineIdaho Brewing Company9.2014.5
CollapsiumSpoonwood Brewing Company13.0014.5
Auto Trepanation: Coffee VariantAdroit Theory Brewing Company ? 14.5
Barrel Aged BarleywineKassik's Kenai Brew Stop ? 14.5
TheogenesBowigens Beer Company10.2014.49
Unironic TweedRushing Duck Brewing Company10.0024.49
Wheelchair Barrel Aged Barleywine7 Seas Brewery and Taproom11.5094.48
Jazzy & BluesBevog Brewery12.3014.48
Damn it all!Dry County Brewing Company11.5034.47
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