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
Troegs The Flying Mouflan
PA, United States
6
3.622
Alpine Beer Company Good
CA, United States
6
3.733
Weyerbacher 12
PA, United States
6
3.445
Iron Hill Old Tom Barleywine
DE, United States
6
3.689
Oggi's 1701 Tricentennial Barleywine
CA, United States
6
3.600
Pizza Port Bombshell Barleywine
CA, United States
6
3.633
Elysian Cyclops Barleywine
WA, United States
5
3.525
Mikkeller Big Worst Barley Wine
Denmark
5
3.488
Green Flash 2nd Anniversary Ale 2004
CA, United States
5
3.500
Bristol Old No. 23 Barley Wine
CO, United States
5
3.375
Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Bigfoot
CA, United States
5
3.625
Great Divide Barrel Aged Old Ruffian Barley Wine
CO, United States
5
3.750
Beermanns Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale
CA, United States
5
3.600
Mikkeller / Three Floyds Boogoop
Denmark
5
3.513
He'Brew Genesis 15:15
NY, United States
5
3.838
Fat Cat Brewery Old Bad Cat Barley Wine
Canada
5
3.588
Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam
MA, United States
5
3.450
Newport Storm 02
RI, United States
5
3.500
Deschutes Class of '88 Barley Wine
OR, United States
5
3.475
Pyramid 5,000 Year Ale
WA, United States
5
3.275