American Barleywine

American Barleywine is a more assertive, hoppy, and complex version of an English Barleywine. Instead of the usual balanced malt and hop character, the American version is usually more aggressively hopped - although the flavor can range anywhere from sweet and fruity to pungent and pine needles.

The color is generally somewhere between amber and a reddish copper or even light brown. Malts are generally sweeter caramel malts, while the hops are abundant and evoke a fruity or citrus flavor. ABV is generally fairly high (8% or higher), as is the bitterness from the hops. Intense is the best way to describe beers of this style.

Usually best served warm, around 50-61 degrees, and in a beer snifter, a stemmed tulip glass, or even a large wine glass. Most barleywine is bottle-conditioned, and can be stored and cellar aged much like wine.

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine

Beer Style: 
ABV: 
10.00% ABV
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5
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5
Taste: 
4
Overall: 
4

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine is a traditional American-style Barley Wine aged in freshly decanted Kentucky bourbon barrels. With a rich, malty backbone and a citrusy aromatic hoppiness, this bold barrel-aged Barley Wine comes together to create a well-balanced flavor profile.

Freudian Slip

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ABV: 
10.30% ABV
Looks: 
4.5
Smell: 
4.5
Taste: 
4
Overall: 
4

Did you also at some point in your life get seduced by promising words like ‘probably (not) the best in the world’, ‘it (doesn’t really) work every time’ etc. This American Barley Wine says it how it is. It’s intense, attention seekingly hoppy and definitely your kind of beer.

Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale

Brewed by: 
Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer Style: 
ABV: 
11.00% ABV
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0
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0
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0
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Our Barleywine is rich and malty, with hints of fruity esters and a well-hopped finish. Enjoy this hearty ale with fresh fruit and ripe cheese on a cold winter’s night, or lay it up and savor it with a friend for a special summer treat. (Description provided by company)

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