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
Free State Old Backus Barleywine
KS, United States
11
3.836
Central Waters Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale
WI, United States
11
3.772
Sweetwater Donkey Punch
GA, United States
10
3.738
Mendocino Imperial Barley Wine
CA, United States
10
2.992
New Holland Existential Hopwine
MI, United States
10
3.362
Uinta Crooked Line Cockeyed Cooper
UT, United States
10
3.446
Samuel Adams Griffin's Bow
MA, United States
10
3.577
Samuel Adams Long Shot Mile High Barleywine
MA, United States
9
3.492
New Glarus Thumbprint Series Barley Wine
WI, United States
9
3.708
Stone Old Guardian Belgo Barley Wine
CA, United States
9
3.708
Butte Creek Train Wreck
CA, United States
8
3.464
Ballast Point Three Sheets Barley Wine
CA, United States
8
3.709
Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer
OR, United States
7
3.580
Redhook Treblehook Barley Wine
WA, United States
7
3.270
Tyranena Spank Me Baby Barleywine Style Ale
WI, United States
7
3.340
The Bruery White Oak
CA, United States
7
3.740
Dicks Barley Wine
WA, United States
7
3.360
Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #6
TX, United States
7
3.510
Marin Old Dipsea Barleywine
CA, United States
7
3.370
Alpine Beer Company Good
CA, United States
6
3.733