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Barley Wine / Wheat Wine / Rye Wine



An English Barley Wine is a showcase of malty richness and complex, intense flavors. Chewy and rich in body, with warming alcohol and a pleasant fruity or hoppy interest. When aged, it can take on port-like flavors.Although often a hoppy beer, the English Barleywine places less emphasis on hop character than the American Barley Wine. In the American versions, the hop character should be evident throughout, but does not have to be unbalanced. The alcohol strength and hop bitterness often combine to leave a very long finish. English versions can be darker, maltier, fruitier, and feature richer specialty malt flavors than American Barley Wines and has some overlap British Old Ale on the lower end, but generally does not have the vinous qualities of age. American versions differs from a Double IPA in that the hops are not extreme, the malt is more forward, and the body is fuller, often richer and typically has more residual sweetness than a Double IPA. The Wheat Wine is more than simply a wheat-based barley wine, many versions have an emphasis on the bready, wheaty flavors with interesting complexity from malt, hops, fruity yeast character and alcohol complexity and it as less emphasis on the hops than American Barleywine.

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1Side Project Anabasis 
Side Project Brewing
Maplewood, Missouri
 34  4.29 Find
2Hill Farmstead Aaron 
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Greensboro, Vermont
 165  4.24 Find
3Baladin Xyauyù Kentucky 
Le Baladin
Piozzo, Italy
 108  4.17 Find
4Baladin Xyauyù Barrel 
Le Baladin
Piozzo, Italy
 256  4.16 Find
5Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Bourbon Barrel 
Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California
 1011  4.15 Find
6AleSmith Old Numbskull - Bourbon Barrel Aged 
AleSmith Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 690  4.13 Find
7Baladin Xyauyù Fumé (Islay Whisky) 
Le Baladin
Piozzo, Italy
 188  4.12 Find
8Flossmoor Station Wooden Hell 
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Flossmoor, Illinois
 222  4.12 Find
9Fremont Brew 2000 
Fremont Brewing Company
Seattle, Washington
 33  4.11 Find
10Lervig Paragon (2018) 
Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Stavanger, Norway
 94  4.11 Find
11Firestone Walker Sucaba 
Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)
Paso Robles, California
 994  4.09 Find
12Lost Abbey The Angels Share Grand Cru 
Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California
 247  4.09 Find
13Firestone Walker Rye Double DBA 
Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)
Paso Robles, California
 37  4.08 Find
14Anchorage A Deal With The Devil Barleywine - Triple Oaked 
Anchorage Brewing Company
Anchorage, Alaska
 14  4.07 Find
15Side Project / Evil Twin Maltvin 
Side Project Brewing
Maplewood, Missouri
 30  4.07 Find
16Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood 
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company
Portland, Oregon
 824  4.07 Find
17Three Floyds Behemoth 
Three Floyds Brewing Company
Munster, Indiana
 1219  4.06 Find
18Anchorage A Deal With The Devil Barleywine 
Anchorage Brewing Company
Anchorage, Alaska
 250  4.06 Find
19Samuel Adams Utopias 
Boston Beer Company
Boston, Massachusetts
 1010  4.06 Find
20Baladin Xyauyù Birra Da Divano Riserva Teo Musso 
Le Baladin
Piozzo, Italy
 299  4.06 Find
21Lervig Brewers Reserve Barley Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels (13%) 
Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Stavanger, Norway
 228  4.05 Find
22Fremont Brew 1000 
Fremont Brewing Company
Seattle, Washington
 57  4.05 Find
23Angry Chair Dave's Barleywine - Bourbon  
Angry Chair Brewing
Tampa, Florida
 25  4.04 Find
24Lervig Paragon (2019) 
Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Stavanger, Norway
 21  4.03 Find
25Pelican Mother of all Storms 
Pelican Brewing Company
Pacific City, Oregon
 486  4.03 Find



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