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
Nørrebro Bryghus Little Korkny Ale
Denmark
7
3.390
Drake's Barley Wine Brandy Barrel
CA, United States
7
3.890
Rock Art Ridge Runner Ale
VT, United States
7
3.010
Traquair 900
United Kingdom
7
3.600
North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy Barrel
CA, United States
7
3.890
Magnolia Old Thunderpussy Barleywine
CA, United States
6
3.300
Hoppin' Frog Barrel Aged Naked Evil
OH, United States
6
3.900
George Gale Conquest Masterbrew
United Kingdom
6
2.633
Bison Organic Barleywine
CA, United States
6
3.255
Half Pints Burly Wine
Canada
6
3.445
East End Gratitude
PA, United States
6
3.522
Lake Superior Old Man Winter Warmer
MN, United States
6
3.555
Shenandoah Millenium Ale
VA, United States
6
3.400
Garrison Ol’ Fog Burner
Canada
6
3.500
De Molen Bommen & Granaten
Netherlands
6
3.445
George Gale Jubilee Ale
United Kingdom
6
3.145
Yo-Ho Yona Yona Barley Wine
Japan
5
3.225
BrewDog Mikkeller Devine Rebel
United Kingdom
5
3.475
New Glarus Tail Wagger
WI, United States
5
3.500
Djaevlebryg Old Mephisto
Denmark
5
3.413