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
Olde Hickory Irish Walker
NC, United States
3
3.550
Nøgne Ø Andhrímnir Barley Wine
Norway
3
3.450
Simple Malt Vin d’Orge
Canada
3
3.250
Amager Galanthus Nivalis
Denmark
3
3.367
AleSmith Decadence 2008
CA, United States
3
3.384
Goose Island King Henry
IL, United States
3
3.667
Elgoods Wenceslas Winter Warmer
United Kingdom
2
3.040
Samuel Smith Strong Golden
United Kingdom
2
3.400
Pacific Coast Code Blue Barley Wine
CA, United States
2
3.320
Big Dog Moon Dog Barley Wine
NV, United States
2
2.860
General Lafayette McGlynns Ghost
PA, United States
2
3.400
Bass No.1
United Kingdom
2
3.540
Schooner's Olde Woody Barleywine
CA, United States
2
3.460
Ringneck AlltMonster Barleywine
OH, United States
2
3.420
Brøckhouse Vintage 2004
Denmark
2
3.340
Hantverksbryggeriet Baronen
Sweden
2
3.380
Del Castillo Barley Wine
Argentina
2
3.720
La Voie Maltée Polissonne
Canada
2
3.260
Stoudts Old Abominable
PA, United States
2
3.060
Murrays Anniversary Ale
Australia
2
3.500