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
Day & NightTrillium Brewing Company10.003674.2
Olde Bluehair Barley WineBig Sky Brewing Company12.003594.01
Old Blarney BarleywineMoylan's Brewery10.003493.83
Druid FluidMiddle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.9.503433.9
Hell On WoodDuClaw Brewing Company13.103384
HolidaleBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.9.503213.87
Old Howling BastardBlue Point Brewing Company10.003043.85
New CrustaceanRogue Ales11.603013.86
Santa Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.002613.99
Old Backus BarleywineFree State Brewing Co.10.502564.21
Talon - True Style Barley Wine AleMendocino Brewing Company10.502523.73
Grand IlluminationAleWerks Brewing Company10.002523.91
WiddershinsLeft Hand Brewing Company10.002363.74
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers9.502293.8
Premeditated MurderNew England Brewing Co.11.802254.06
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WinePike Brewing Company9.902193.83
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.002173.67
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.202163.83
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.002134.04
Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company10.002093.99
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.702094.35
Redhook TreblehookRedhook Ale Brewery10.102033.84
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.001893.89
The WizardShort's Brewing Company10.501873.8
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel BarleywineAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.10.001813.37
Barrel Chested BarleywineUpland Brewing Company9.501774.1
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.101763.75
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.001744.17
Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.901744.41
CAUTION! CONTAINS REAL PUMPKIN!!!Voodoo Brewery11.301744.21
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.001694.03
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.501694
Flying Mouflan - Bourbon Barrel-AgedTröegs Brewing Company11.501634.29
Numb ComfortDeep Ellum Brewing Company11.501624.12
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.001513.89
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company12.101473.94
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Bourbon Barrel-AgedStone Brewing11.201464.07
AnabasisSide Project Brewing14.001444.71
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.601434.13
Beer LineLakefront Brewery, Inc.12.501373.73
Vengeful HeartKane Brewing Company10.301354.13
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.001263.89
Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale En Fût De BourbonBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.801224.17
Gratitude - Bourbon Barrel AgedEast End Brewing Company11.401204.17
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.401183.82
Tickle FightSolemn Oath Brewery11.501173.66
Colossal OversightOdd Side Ales12.001163.87
Olde DeuteronomyAlley Kat Brewing Company10.201144.08
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.501113.73
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.501034.3
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