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
New CrustaceanRogue Ales11.602963.86
Santa Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.002603.99
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.502534.21
Talon - True Style Barley Wine AleMendocino Brewing Company10.502523.73
Grand IlluminationAleWerks Brewing Company10.002513.91
WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.002353.73
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers9.502293.8
Old Knucklehead BarleywineBridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub9.202223.96
Premeditated Murder BarleywineNew England Brewing Co.11.802184.06
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.002173.67
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WinePike Brewing Company9.902163.83
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.202163.83
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.002124.05
Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company10.002093.99
Redhook TreblehookRedhook Ale Brewery10.102033.84
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.702024.35
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.001883.9
Short's The WizardShort's Brewing Company11.001873.8
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel BarleywineAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.10.001813.37
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.101763.75
Barrel Chested BarleywineUpland Brewing Company9.501764.11
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.001734.17
Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.901734.4
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.001694.03
CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!!!Voodoo Brewery11.301654.21
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.501653.99
Numb ComfortDeep Ellum Brewing Company11.501614.12
Flying Mouflon - Bourbon Barrel-AgedTröegs Brewing Company11.501594.32
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.001503.89
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company12.101443.95
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel-AgedStone Brewing11.201434.06
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.601414.13
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.501363.73
Vengeful HeartKane Brewing Company10.301314.14
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.001263.89
Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale En Fût De BourbonBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.801204.18
Box Set Track #11 - The Devil Went Down To GeorgiaThe Lost Abbey12.001193.88
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.401183.82
Tickle FightSolemn Oath Brewery11.501153.66
Gratitude - Bourbon Barrel AgedEast End Brewing Company11.401144.18
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.501113.73
Colossal OversightOdd Side Ales12.001103.89
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.501024.3
Critical HitNinkasi Brewing Company11.701013.67
Broad Street Barley WineAppalachian Brewing Company8.701003.89
EntropyMystic Brewery14.20963.97
AnnularityFiftyFifty Brewing Co.10.00954.09
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With BrettMarin Brewing Company9.00943.94
Grand ReserveParish Brewing Company11.00944.24
Old Dipsea Barleywine Style AleMarin Brewing Company9.60943.8
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