American Barleywine

American Barleywine

598 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
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale
NH, United States
24
3.704
Fish Tale Leviathan Barleywine
WA, United States
22
3.912
Green Flash Barleywine Style Ale
CA, United States
21
3.696
Santa Fe Chicken Killer Barley Wine
NM, United States
19
3.591
Moylan's Old Blarney Barleywine Style Ale
CA, United States
19
3.609
Mikkeller Big Worse Barley Wine
Denmark
19
3.745
Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Jack & Ken's Ale
CA, United States
18
3.757
Bell's Batch 6000
MI, United States
16
3.811
New Glarus Unplugged Iced Barley Wine
WI, United States
15
4.017
Bridgeport Old Knucklehead
OR, United States
14
3.447
Deschutes Mirror Mirror Barleywine
OR, United States
14
3.894
Real Ale Sisyphus Barleywine Ale
TX, United States
14
3.282
Dogwood Excellent Adventure
GA, United States
14
3.753
Middle Ages Druid Fluid
NY, United States
14
3.576
Central Waters Brewer''s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
WI, United States
14
3.947
Shipyard Pugsley's Signature Series: Barley Wine
ME, United States
13
3.450
Firestone Walker Abacus
CA, United States
13
4.112
Speakeasy Old Godfather
CA, United States
13
3.581
Troutbrook Thomas Hooker Old Marley Barleywine
CT, United States
12
3.686
Blue Point Old Howling Bastard
NY, United States
12
3.406