English Barleywine

English Barleywine

498 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
Thomas Hardys Ale (Vintages through 1999)
United Kingdom
21
3.866
He'Brew Genesis 10:10
NY, United States
21
3.592
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados)
United Kingdom
21
3.796
Harveys Christmas Ale
United Kingdom
20
3.309
Boulder Killer Penguin Barleywine
CO, United States
20
3.426
Old Dominion Millenium
DE, United States
19
3.591
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin)
United Kingdom
18
3.734
Harveys Elizabethan Ale
United Kingdom
18
3.533
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry)
United Kingdom
17
3.890
Mill Street Barley Wine
Canada
16
3.552
Alaskan Brewing Barley Wine (Big Nugget)
AK, United States
15
3.617
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port)
United Kingdom
15
3.600
Schlafly Reserve Oak-Aged Barleywine
MO, United States
15
3.767
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood
OR, United States
14
3.900
Ridgeway Insanely Bad Elf Imperial Red Ale
United Kingdom
13
3.206
Heavyweight Old Salty
NJ, United States
13
3.600
Alley Kat Olde Deuteronomy Barleywine
Canada
13
3.787
Lost Abbey The Angels Share (Bourbon Barrel)
CA, United States
12
3.874
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barleywine
MI, United States
12
3.446
Southampton Old Herb
NY, United States
11
3.300