English Barleywine

English Barleywine

509 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
AleSmith Barrel Aged Old Numbskull
CA, United States
21
4.142
AleSmith Old Numbskull
CA, United States
44
4.123
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale
United Kingdom
46
4.041
Bells Third Coast Old Ale
MI, United States
49
4.020
Thomas Hardys Ale (Vintage 2003 and later)
United Kingdom
41
3.964
Samuel Adams Utopias
MA, United States
23
3.908
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood
OR, United States
14
3.900
Hoppin' Frog Barrel Aged Naked Evil
OH, United States
6
3.900
North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Bourbon Barrel
CA, United States
9
3.892
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry)
United Kingdom
17
3.890
Drake's Barley Wine Brandy Barrel
CA, United States
7
3.890
North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy Barrel
CA, United States
7
3.890
Lost Abbey The Angels Share (Bourbon Barrel)
CA, United States
12
3.874
Thomas Hardys Ale (Vintages through 1999)
United Kingdom
21
3.866
Pelican Mother of all Storms
OR, United States
8
3.864
North Coast Old Stock Ale
CA, United States
70
3.853
Midnight Sun Arctic Devil Barley Wine
AK, United States
8
3.846
McAuslan St. Ambroise Millésimée (Vintage Ale)
Canada
25
3.836
Weyerbacher Insanity
PA, United States
35
3.821
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados)
United Kingdom
21
3.796