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Style: American Barleywine
Style Information
American Barleywines are a complex style that range from amber to dark copper in color. The mouthfeel is generally full and there is a notable malt sweetness, usually present as a caramel or toffee taste and smell. There is also a notable alcohol presence. Hop bitterness in the aroma and taste is medium to very high. ABV can range widely from 8% to 12% or higher.

Recommend glassware for this style
Goblet A goblet (or chalice) is a large, stemmed, bowl-shaped glass. The distinction between goblet and chalice is typically in the glass thickness. Goblets tend to be more delicate and thin, while the ... [more]
Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

The shaker ... [more]
Snifter Typically used for serving brandy and cognac, a snifter is ideal for capturing the volatiles of aromatic beers, such as Belgian ales, India Pale Ales, barleywines and wheat wines. The shape helps... [more]
Tulip A tulip glass not only helps trap the aroma, but also aids in maintaining large
heads, creating a visual and olfactory sensation. The body is bulbous, but the top
flares out to form... [more]

Top Consumed American Barleywine
1. Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.435
2. Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine by Central Waters Brewing Company148
3. Thumbprint Barley Wine by New Glarus Brewing Company74
4. Nemesis 2010 by Founders Brewing Company45
5. Kosmyk Charlie Y2K Catastrophe Ale by Central Waters Brewing Company42
6. Mirror Mirror by Deschutes Brewery, Inc.38
7. Sucaba (Formerly Known as Abacus) by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.33
8. Fred From The Wood by Hair of the Dog Brewing Company32
9. 30th Anniversary Series - Jack and Ken's Ale by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.32
10. Old Foghorn by Anchor Brewing Company30

Top Reviews American Barleywine
 BeerAvg Score
1. M Belgian-Style Barleywine by Midnight Sun Brewing98
2. King Henry by Goose Island95
3. Wooden Hell by Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery95
4. Barrel Aged Chicken Killer Barley Wine by Santa Fe Brewing Company94
5. Oak Aged Twisted Reality by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery94
6. He'Brew Jewbelation 14 by Shmaltz Brewing Company (He'Brew)94
7. Risgoop by Three Floyds Brewing LLC94
8. Oak Aged Old Dipsea Barleywine by Marin Brewing Company94
9. Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine by Kuhnhenn Brewing Company93
10. Firestone 10 by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.93