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
Gourmetbryggeriet Barley Brew
Denmark
4
3.214
Heavy Seas Below Decks Cabernet Barrel Aged
MD, United States
4
3.643
Grand Lake Super Chicken Barley Wine
CO, United States
4
3.386
Stewarts Bourbon Barleywine
DE, United States
4
3.643
Howe Sound Woolly Bugger
Canada
4
3.514
Brewster's Blue Monk Barleywine
Canada
3
3.250
Simple Malt Vin d’Orge
Canada
3
3.250
Stoudts Barrel Aged Old Abominable
PA, United States
3
3.367
King and Barnes Christmas Ale
United Kingdom
3
3.200
Barley John's Rosie's Ale
MN, United States
3
3.550
Nynäshamns Barley Wine
Sweden
3
3.500
Buckerfield's Swans Legacy Ale
Canada
3
3.267
Nøgne Ø Andhrímnir Barley Wine
Norway
3
3.450
Viking Berserk Barleywine
WI, United States
3
3.134
Banks Barley Gold
United Kingdom
3
3.067
Amager Galanthus Nivalis
Denmark
3
3.367
AleSmith Decadence 2008
CA, United States
3
3.384
Williamsburg AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Grand Illumination Ale
VA, United States
3
3.434
Flossmoor Station Wooden Hell
IL, United States
3
3.584
Wild Rose Barley Wine
Canada
3
3.000