English Barleywine

English Barleywine

490 beers | 3.750 Avg Score

Like the American barleywines, English 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 orange-amber to deep brown in color with varying head sizes, sometimes cloudiness, and very thick bodies. Within the spectrum of beer styles, English barleywines are stronger (alcohol and malt) than English strong ales, ESB's, and brown ales. The same is generally true relative to old ales, although the latter can still be quite strong. English barleywines are distinguished from their American siblings in that they are generally less hoppy in aroma, flavor, and bitterness and feature English hops.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
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CA, United States
70
3.853
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NY, United States
60
3.678
Youngs Old Nick
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60
3.746
Samuel Adams Triple Bock
MA, United States
58
3.020
Flying Dog Horn Dog
MD, United States
51
3.324
Bells Third Coast Old Ale
MI, United States
49
4.020
Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot
PA, United States
47
3.746
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale
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46
4.041
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CA, United States
44
4.123
Thomas Hardys Ale (Vintage 2003 and later)
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41
3.964
Weyerbacher Insanity
PA, United States
35
3.821
Avery Samaels Ale
CO, United States
28
3.684
Southern Tier Back Burner
NY, United States
26
3.697
McAuslan St. Ambroise Millésimée (Vintage Ale)
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25
3.836
Dieu du Ciel Solstice d'Hiver (Winter Solstice)
Canada
23
3.523
Samuel Adams Utopias
MA, United States
23
3.908
Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf
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23
3.185
Lost Abbey The Angels Share
CA, United States
22
3.676
Heavy Seas Below Decks
MD, United States
22
3.444
AleSmith Barrel Aged Old Numbskull
CA, United States
21
4.142