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Barley Wine

A Barley Wine is a strong, top-fermenting ale, with an alcohol content of at least 9% and up to 13% (or more) by volume. Hops may be hardly noticeable at all or very noticeable. Sip them out of the special glass, that will concentrate the aroma. They are excellent with cigars or with dessert.

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Name Ratings  Score   
1Hair of the Dog Dave  R  
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company
Portland, Oregon
 100  4.35 Find
2Midnight Sun M  R  
Midnight Sun Brewing Company
Anchorage, Alaska
 133  4.27 Find
3Goose Island King Henry  R  
Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)
Chicago, Illinois
 341  4.24 Find
4Hill Farmstead Aaron  R  
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Greensboro, Vermont
 65  4.15 Find
5Flossmoor Station Wooden Hell  R  
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Flossmoor, Illinois
 187  4.14 Find
6Bells Batch 6000 Ale  R  
Bells Brewery
Galesburg, Michigan
 446  4.04 Find
7Baladin X-Fumé (Lapsang Souchong)  R  
Le Baladin
Piozzo, Italy
 96  4.03 Find
8Heavyweight Barrel Aged Old Salty  R  
Heavyweight Brewing Company
Ocean Township, New Jersey
 269  4.01 Find
9Fish Tale Leviathan Barleywine - Barrel Aged  R  
Fish Brewing Company/Leavenworth Beers
Olympia, Washington
 315  4.01 Find
10Barley Johns Barrel-Aged Rosies Ale (Batch 2)  R  
Barley Johns Brew Pub
New Brighton, Minnesota
 77  4 Find
11Stone Old Guardian (Vintages through 2003)  R  
Stone Brewing Co.
Escondido, California
 298  3.97 Find
12Tyranena Bourbon Barrel Spank Me Baby! Barley Wine   R  
Tyranena Brewing
Lake Mills, Wisconsin
 24  3.95 Find
13O’Hanlon’s Thomas Hardy’s Ale (2003 - 2008)  R  
Hanlon’s (prev O’Hanlon’s)
Newton St Cyres, England
 1181  3.95 Find
14Eldridge Pope Thomas Hardy’s Ale (all vintages to 1999)  R  
Eldridge Pope
Dorchester, England
 432  3.94 Find
15Newport Storm 00  R  
Coastal Extreme Brewing Company
Newport, Rhode Island
 28  3.94 Find
16Rock Bottom Chicago Sub Zero Barrel-Aged Barleywine  R  
Rock Bottom Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
 30  3.94 Find
17Drakes Barley Wine Brandy Barrel  R  
Drakes Brewing Company
San Leandro, California
 179  3.93 Find
18Goose Island Brandywine  R  
Goose Island Beer Company (Brewpubs)
Chicago, Illinois
 12  3.93 Find
19Barley Johns Barrel-Aged Rosies Ale (Batch 1)  R  
Barley Johns Brew Pub
New Brighton, Minnesota
 59  3.93 Find
20StoneWall Ale  R  
Stone Brewing Co.
Escondido, California
 119  3.93 Find
21Oggis 1701 Tricentennial Barleywine  R  
Oggis Pizza and Brewing Company
San Clemente, California
 25  3.92 Find
22Nørrebro Little Korkny Ale 2007 & 2009 Niepoort Barrel  R  
Nørrebro Bryghus
København, Denmark
 98  3.91 Find
23Flossmoor Station Bourbon Barrel-Aged Hi-Fi Rye Wine  R  
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Flossmoor, Illinois
 155  3.89 Find
24Schooners Olde Woody Barleywine  R  
Schooners Grille & Brewery
Antioch, California
 48  3.89 Find
25Mikkeller Big Worse Barley Wine Bourbon Barrel Edition  R  
Copenhagen, Denmark
 88  3.89 Find


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