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
Driftwood Old Cellar Dweller Barley Wine
Canada
4
3.600
Firestone Walker 10
CA, United States
4
3.329
5 Seasons Bobs Gnarly Wine
GA, United States
4
3.557
Newport Storm 01
RI, United States
4
3.486
Midnight Sun M
AK, United States
4
3.657
21st Amendment Lower DeBoom Barleywine
CA, United States
4
3.414
Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine
IL, United States
4
3.714
Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
MI, United States
4
3.443
Flying Fish Big Fish
NJ, United States
4
3.657
Alpine Beer Company Great
CA, United States
4
3.157
Berkshire Holidale
MA, United States
4
3.257
DuClaw Devils Milk
MD, United States
4
3.500
Iron Hill Sasquatch
DE, United States
4
3.471
Pizza Port Old Boneyards Barleywine
CA, United States
4
3.700
Hangar 24 Barrel Roll No. 04: Hammerhead - Barrel Aged Barley Wine
CA, United States
4
3.714
Leinenkugel Big Eddy Ryewine Ale
WI, United States
4
3.314
Rock Art Vermonster
VT, United States
4
3.571
Marin Old Dipsea Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine Style Ale
CA, United States
3
3.567
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series - Barleywine
MA, United States
3
3.300
Santa Fe Chicken Killer Barley Wine Oak Aged
NM, United States
3
3.600