Despite its name, a Barleywine (or Barley Wine) is very much a beer, albeit a very strong and often intense beer! In fact, it's one of the strongest of the beer styles. Lively and fruity, sometimes sweet, sometimes bittersweet, but always alcoholic. A brew of this strength and complexity can be a challenge to the palate. Expect anything from an amber to dark brown colored beer, with aromas ranging from intense fruits to intense hops. Body is typically thick, alcohol will definitely be perceived, and flavors can range from dominant fruits to palate smacking, resiny hops. English varieties are quite different from the American efforts, what sets them apart is usually the American versions are insanely hopped to make for a more bitter and hop flavored brew, typically using American high alpha oil hops. English versions tend to be more rounded and balanced between malt and hops, with a slightly lower alcohol content, though this is not always the case.
|American Barleywine Beers Currently Serving|
|Big Oak Aged 2012||Terrapin Beer Co.||A||10.00||12oz Draught|
|Old Guardian 2013||Stone Brewing Company||A+||11.00||10oz Draught|
|Barrel Aged Bigfoot-750||Sierra Nevada Brewing Co||A+||12.00||750ml Bottle|