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
Upland Winter Warmer
IN, United States
5
3.463
BrewDog Mikkeller Devine Rebel 2010
United Kingdom
5
3.463
À l'Abri de la Tempête Corps Mort
Canada
5
3.375
Hales Rudyards Rare Barleywine
WA, United States
5
3.350
Traquair 2020
United Kingdom
5
3.738
New Glarus Tail Wagger
WI, United States
5
3.500
Yo-Ho Yona Yona Barley Wine
Japan
5
3.225
Central City Thor's Hammer
Canada
4
3.443
Burton Bridge Thomas Sykes Old Ale
United Kingdom
4
3.371
Port Townsend Barley Wine
WA, United States
4
3.514
Ballards Old Bounder - Foxy (2002)
United Kingdom
4
3.229
Almond 22 Torbata
Italy
4
3.271
Woodfordes Norfolk Nip
United Kingdom
4
3.457
Lancelot XI.I (Biere de Samhain)
France
4
3.657
Thirsty Dog Bout Time Barley Wine
OH, United States
4
3.057
Stewarts Bourbon Barleywine
DE, United States
4
3.643
Big Sky Old Blue Hair Barleywine
MT, United States
4
3.471
Heavy Seas Below Decks Cabernet Barrel Aged
MD, United States
4
3.643
Drake's Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine
CA, United States
4
3.614
Gourmetbryggeriet Barley Brew
Denmark
4
3.214