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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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Avg
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
Grand IlluminationAlewerks Brewing Company10.002533.92
Talon - True Style Barley Wine AleMendocino Brewing Company10.502523.76
Old GodfatherSpeakeasy Ales & Lagers9.502293.83
Premeditated MurderNew England Brewing Co.11.802274.08
AnabasisSide Project Brewing14.002224.71
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WinePike Brewing Company9.902203.85
Imperial Barley Wine Style AleMendocino Brewing Company11.002173.69
Old EmbalmerWidmer Brothers Brewing Company10.202163.86
Reaper Vs. UnicornPipeworks Brewing Company10.002134.06
Before The DawnSteel Toe Brewing13.702124.37
TreblehookRedhook Brewlab10.102043.89
10 Squared Fish Tale AleFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.001893.97
The WizardShort's Brewing Company10.501873.81
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel BarleywineAlltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.10.001813.39
Attempted RedRumNew England Brewing Co.13.001814.25
Barrel ChestedUpland Brewing Company9.501784.11
Barley WineEpic Brewing Company10.101773.76
Twisted TraceMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery9.901744.41
Bernese Barleywine AleThirsty Dog Brewing Company10.501734.01
Flying Mouflan - Bourbon Barrel-AgedTröegs Brewing Company11.501704.32
Three Guy Off The Scale Barley WineDark Horse Brewing Company15.001694.07
Numb ComfortDeep Ellum Brewing Company11.501664.14
A Deal With The Devil - Double Oak-AgedAnchorage Brewing Company17.001654.72
QuakerbridgeHalf Acre Beer Company10.001543.91
Fathead Barleywine - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsNebraska Brewing Company Production Brewery & Tap Room12.101503.95
Old Cellar DwellerDriftwood Brewery11.601504.14
Vengeful HeartKane Brewing Company10.301364.17
Rude BoyBurley Oak Brewing Co.8.001313.88
Gratitude - Bourbon Barrel-AgedEast End Brewing Company11.401284.2
Fish Tale Leviathan BarleywineFish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub10.001263.91
Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale En Fût De BourbonBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!10.801264.21
Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Brewery10.401203.86
Colossal OversightOdd Side Ales12.001193.88
Tickle FightSolemn Oath Brewery11.501173.69
Olde DeuteronomyAlley Kat Brewing Company10.201164.1
Big WorstMikkeller ApS18.501143.78
Mineshaft GapRevolution Brewing13.001054.3
Bottle Shop Series #1: NemesisFounders Brewing Company11.201054.03
Old BirdbrainBlack Raven Brewing Co.11.501044.31
Grand ReserveParish Brewing Company11.001044.22
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