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
Pike Old Bawdy Barleywine
WA, United States
11
3.421
The Duck-Rabbit Barleywine
NC, United States
10
3.377
Left Hand Widdershins Barleywine-Style Ale
CO, United States
10
3.608
BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2005
Switzerland
9
3.584
Nils Oscar Barley Wine
Sweden
9
3.525
Heavyweight Barrel Aged Old Salty
NJ, United States
9
3.742
North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Bourbon Barrel
CA, United States
9
3.892
BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin
United Kingdom
9
3.275
Sprecher Barley Wine
WI, United States
9
3.192
Sonoran Old Saguaro
AZ, United States
9
3.525
BrewDog Three Floyds Bitch Please
United Kingdom
8
3.591
Old Dominion Oak Barrel Aged Millennium
DE, United States
8
3.719
Midnight Sun Arctic Devil Barley Wine
AK, United States
8
3.846
Cisco Baggywrinkle Barleywine
MA, United States
8
3.400
Baladin Xyauyu
Italy
8
3.636
Magic Hat Chaotic Chemistry
VT, United States
8
3.291
Adnams Tally-Ho
United Kingdom
8
3.664
Pelican Mother of all Storms
OR, United States
8
3.864
Left Hand Oak Aged Widdershins
CO, United States
8
3.428
Rock Art Ridge Runner Ale
VT, United States
7
3.010