American Barleywine

American Barleywine

591 beers | 3.869 Avg Score

Like the English barleywines, American barleywines are among the highest strength beers available (at least 8% alcohol by volume, normally more than 10%, and sometimes much higher), which is where their name is derived (like wine made from barley instead of grapes). They are typically amber to light brown in color with varying head sizes, sometimes cloudiness, and very thick bodies. Within the spectrum of beer styles, American barleywines are stronger (alcohol and malt) than strong ales. The same is generally true relative to imperial IPAs, although the latter are typically more strongly hopped. American barleywines are distinguished from their English siblings in that they are generally hoppier in aroma, flavor, and bitterness and feature American hops.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Ale
CA, United States
124
3.965
Stone Double Bastard Ale
CA, United States
84
4.229
Anchor Old Foghorn Ale
CA, United States
75
3.822
Victory Old Horizontal
PA, United States
72
4.101
Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
CA, United States
65
4.011
Dogfish Head Immort Ale
DE, United States
63
3.982
Avery Hog Heaven
CO, United States
58
3.704
Great Divide Old Ruffian Barley Wine
CO, United States
56
3.971
Lagunitas Brown Shugga
CA, United States
52
3.529
Hair of the Dog Fred
OR, United States
50
4.023
Rogue Old Crustacean
OR, United States
48
3.671
Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine
DE, United States
38
3.927
Lagunitas Olde Gnarly Wine
CA, United States
37
3.825
Full Sail Old Boardhead Barleywine
OR, United States
34
3.841
Dogfish Head Raison D'Extra
DE, United States
31
3.832
Three Floyds Behemoth Barleywine
IN, United States
30
3.939
Mad River John Barleycorn
CA, United States
30
3.434
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws
OR, United States
30
3.915
Uinta Anniversary Barley Wine
UT, United States
29
3.643
Mendocino Talon Barley Wine
CA, United States
27
3.354