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Top Ten Barley Wines Brewed in the United States


This Top Ten List of Barley Wines is  from the results of the U.S. Open Beer Championship, Great American Beer Festival, and the RateBeer.com.

      
1. Beard Envy - Red Brick Brewing - Georgia
2. AleSmith Old Numbskull - AleSmith Brewing - California
3. Stentorian - Valiant Brewing - California
4. Old Howling Bastard - Blue Point Brewing - New York
5. Old Bounder - Boundary Bay Brewery, Bellingham, WA
6. Release the Hounds Barley Wine - Bull & Bush Brewery - Colorado
7. Hangman - Lonerider Brewing - North Carolina
8. Lost Abbey The Angels Share - Brewed by Port Brewing/Lost Abbey - California
9. Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine - Goose Island Beer Company - Illinois
10. Firestone Walker Sucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing - California
 

Beard Envy brewed by Redbrick Ale

 
Barley Wine Ale
Subcategory: English Barley Wine Ale
English style barley wines range from tawny copper to dark brown in color and have a full body and high residual malty sweetness. Complexity of alcohols and fruity-ester characters are often high and counterbalanced by the perception of low to medium bitterness and extraordinary alcohol content. Hop aroma and flavor may be minimal to medium. English type hops are often used but not necessary for this style. Low levels of diacetyl may be acceptable. Caramel and some characters indicating oxidation, such as vinous (sometimes sherry-like) aromas and/or flavors, may be considered positive. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.
OG: 1.085-1.120
FG: 1.024-1.032
Alcohol by Weight: 6.7-9.6%
IBU: 40-60
Color SRM: 14-22  
 
Subcategory: American Barley Wine Ale
American style barley wines range from amber to deep copper-garnet in color and have a full body and high residual malty sweetness. Complexity of alcohols and fruity-ester characters are often high and counterbalanced by assertive bitterness and extraordinary alcohol content. Hop aroma and flavor may range from medium to very high levels. American type hops are often used but not necessary for this style. Very low levels of diacetyl may be acceptable. A caramel and/or toffee aroma and flavor are often part of the character. Characters indicating oxidation, such as vinous (sometimes sherry like) aromas and/or flavors, are not generally acceptable in American Barley Wine Ale, however if a low level of age-induced oxidation character harmonizes and enhances the overall experience this can be regarded favorably. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures.
OG: 1.090-1.120
FG: 1.024-1.032
Alcohol by Weight: 6.7-9.6%
IBU: 60-100
Color SRM: 11-2





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