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American-Style Barley Wine

Style Snapshot

This rich, satisfying ale is pale to dark amber in color, has a full body, is relatively strong, and is well-hopped.

The American version of Barley Wine employs North American hop varieties in amounts that provide greater hop bitterness, flavor and aroma than the English version.

History

The 'Barley Wine' name is an attempt to express the wine-like full and complex character that this brew possesses. Barley Wine is usually the strongest ale offered by a brewery. Because of the long maturation times required to produce this type of brew, these beers are often vintage-dated.

Style Parameters


Original Gravity (OG):

1.064 - 1.120

Final Gravity (FG):

1.022 - 1.031

Strength (ABV):

7.0 - 10.0

Bitterness (IBU):

50 - 100

Color (SRM):

12 - 22


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Serving This Style

Suggested serving temperature: 55 - 60 F

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American-Style Barley Wine