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Strong American Ale - American Barleywine


A well-hopped American interpretation of the richest and strongest of the English ales. 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.

Flavor Profile: Strong, rich malt flavor with a noticeable hop flavor and bitterness in the balance. Moderately-low to moderately-high malty sweetness on the palate, although the finish may be somewhat sweet to quite dry (depending on aging). Hop bitterness may range fro

Ingredients: Well-modified pale malt should form the backbone of the grist. Some specialty or character malts may be used. Dark malts should be used with great restraint, if at all, as most of the color arises from a lengthy boil. New World hops are common, although a

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 American Barleywine Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Clone
5 gal 10.68% 99.97 1.101 1.020
All Grain 7416
Barley Wine
5 L 10.65% 60.19 1.097 1.016
BIAB 3370
Barleywine with Maple syrup
5 gal 11.83% 115.17 1.105 1.015
All Grain 3327
Barleywine
12 L 13.1% 106.53 1.131 1.031
All Grain 2897
Grandma Morgans Barrel aged rum soaked fruitcake Barleywine
3 gal 10% 99.97 1.092 1.016
BIAB 2839
Fast Kveik barleywine
3 gal 17.14% 63.61 1.161 1.030
BIAB 2653
The Manhattan Project
10 gal 9.98% 107.43 1.105 1.029
All Grain 2305
Lay It Down Klown Double IPA
5 gal 9.25% 74.69 1.086 1.016
All Grain 2167
GP Barley wine
2000 L 9.05% 0 1.092 1.023
All Grain 1854
Barley Wine 2016
19 L 10.7% 60.68 1.094 1.019
BIAB 1679

Newest American Barleywine Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
American Barleywine
12 L 9.4% 95.21 1.091 1.020
BIAB 7
American barleywine
5 gal 9.21% 95.55 1.085 1.015
All Grain 9
Obelisk Black Barleywine
5 gal 10.21% 39.92 1.120 1.042
All Grain 9
piscola barley wine
150 L 9.64% 29.15 1.092 1.019
All Grain 49
American Barleywine
12 L 11.24% 99.98 1.103 1.017
BIAB 24
Olympia American Barleywine
5.5 gal 10.05% 216.84 1.088 1.011
BIAB 21
American Barleywine
20.5 L 11.1% 64.66 1.103 1.019
All Grain 24
Pug Bros Simple Barley Wine
5.5 gal 11.6% 87.55 1.103 1.015
All Grain 41
Pug Bros Barleywine
5.5 gal 9.37% 72.86 1.093 1.021
All Grain 22
Barleywine
5 gal 11.68% 93.58 1.107 1.018
BIAB 34

Fermentables Used In American Barleywine Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
US - Pale 2-Row 186 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 68% 3% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 115 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 66% 6% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 99 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 5% 1% - 10%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 63 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 3% 0% - 9%
Belgian - Special B 60 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 2% 0% - 12%
American - Caramel / Crystal 80L 54 American Grain crystal malt 80°L
33 4% 1% - 14%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 53 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 5% 2% - 15%
Cane Sugar 51 Sugar sugar 0°L
46 7% 0% - 16%
Corn Sugar - Dextrose 51 Sugar sugar 0.5°L
42 9% 2% - 42%
Munich - Light 10L 48 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 14% 1% - 53%

Hops Used In American Barleywine Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 165 7 22% 1% - 100%
Centennial 134 10 20% 3% - 100%
Chinook 119 13 20% 3% - 80%
Magnum 74 15 35% 2% - 100%
Columbus 64 15 23% 3% - 100%
Amarillo 58 8.6 22% 1% - 50%
Simcoe 37 12.7 20% 3% - 100%
Warrior 36 16 29% 1% - 100%
Nugget 27 14 32% 7% - 100%
Citra 26 11 21% 3% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In American Barleywine Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Caramel / Crystal 60L 4 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 49% 29% - 67%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 3 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 32% 25% - 43%
American - Caramel / Crystal 90L 3 American Grain crystal malt 90°L
33 79% 38% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 2 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 29% 25% - 33%
Belgian - Special B 2 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 24% 14% - 33%
United Kingdom - Crystal 60L 2 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 46% 25% - 67%

Yeasts Used In American Barleywine Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 101 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 32 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 27 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - Super High Gravity Ale Yeast WLP099 22 White Labs Ale Very High Medium 85% 65°F 69°F
White Labs - San Diego Super Yeast WLP090 19 White Labs Ale High Med-High 79.5% 65°F 68°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 19 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 17 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 13 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Mangrove Jack - New World Strong Ale M42 12 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a High 79.5% 61°F 72°F
Omega Yeast Labs - Hornindal Kveik OYL-091 12 Omega Yeast Labs Norwegian Ales 0.12 High/Low 79% 70°F 95°F

Other Ingredients Used In American Barleywine Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 69 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 35 Water Agt Boil 43% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 32 Fining Mash 54% 7% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 31 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 41%
Epsom Salt 31 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 38%
Lactic acid 28 Water Agt Mash 71% 6% - 100%
Baking Soda 15 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 29%
Table Salt 14 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 33%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 12 Water Agt Mash 12% 0% - 67%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 11 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 100%

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