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Strong British Ale - English Barleywine


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. A wintertime sipper.

Flavor Profile: Strong, intense, complex, multi-layered malt flavors ranging from bready, toffee, and biscuity in paler versions through nutty, deep toast, dark caramel, and/or molasses in darker versions. Moderate to high malty sweetness on the palate, although the fini

Ingredients: High-quality, well-modified pale malt should form the backbone of the grist, with judicious amounts of caramel malts. Dark malts should be used with great restraint, if at all, as most of the color arises from a lengthy boil. English hops such as Northdow

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Top 10 English Barleywine Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Blank (BWine)
4 gal 8.91% 60.56 1.093 1.025
All Grain 4865
#19 Thomas Hardy's Ale (Clone)
10.2 L 14.47% 18.71 1.139 1.029
Partial Mash 3851
Oaty McOatface Oat Wine
2.35 gal 10.15% 82.62 1.100 1.023
BIAB 3631
Mystic Cat - Imperial English Barleywine (2.75 Gallon)
2.75 gal 20.61% 124.6 1.199 1.042
All Grain 3452
English Barley Wine / English Pale Ale (Party Gysle)
5.5 gal 9.81% 50.17 1.100 1.025
All Grain 2600
Tank X 1
300 L 12.14% 85.37 1.128 1.035
All Grain 2580
Thomas Hardy Clone
3 gal 12.34% 70.36 1.120 1.026
All Grain 2470
Bättre Förr 2016
12 L 9.44% 73.45 1.094 1.022
All Grain 2427
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9.5 L 8.96% 62.2 1.090 1.022
Partial Mash 2409
Old Tom's Barleywine
5 gal 9.94% 50.29 1.102 1.027
All Grain 2013

Newest English Barleywine Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
4 Saken
5.5 gal 10.34% 54.72 1.097 1.018
All Grain 20
Barley And Me
100 L 11.71% 30.82 1.122 1.033
All Grain 73
Barleywine
6.5 gal 9.67% 78.29 1.089 1.016
All Grain 16
Barleywine
5 gal 10.94% 27.89 1.111 1.028
All Grain 20
Barleywine
5 gal 9.81% 72.2 1.094 1.020
All Grain 22
Birthday Barleywine
11 gal 9.67% 78.52 1.089 1.015
All Grain 28
Partigyle 4 pack (part 1)
5.5 gal 10.03% 78.53 1.103 1.026
All Grain 24
Barleywine in a squirrel blanket
5.5 gal 11.29% 55.92 1.110 1.024
BIAB 32
Barleywine
5.5 gal 11.25% 100.78 1.119 1.033
All Grain 53
Barleywyne 2022
11 gal 8.56% 62.39 1.085 1.020
All Grain 35

Fermentables Used In English Barleywine Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 243 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 75% 10% - 100%
Belgian - Special B 85 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 3% 0% - 20%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 68 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 5% 1% - 14%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 61 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 1% - 14%
US - Pale 2-Row 61 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 57% 5% - 100%
Brown Sugar 40 Sugar sugar 15°L
45 7% 1% - 15%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 39 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 7% 1% - 26%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 34 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 50% 5% - 100%
Munich - Light 10L 33 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 14% 5% - 34%
United Kingdom - Amber 32 United Kingdom Grain base malt 27°L
32 8% 2% - 57%

Hops Used In English Barleywine Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 196 5 35% 1% - 100%
Fuggles 99 4.5 32% 1% - 100%
Magnum 88 15 43% 1% - 100%
Target 42 11.5 42% 14% - 100%
Challenger 39 8.5 38% 11% - 100%
Cascade 39 7 35% 6% - 100%
Chinook 32 13 41% 10% - 100%
Willamette 28 4.5 32% 1% - 54%
Nugget 26 14 37% 7% - 100%
Northern Brewer 20 7.8 34% 9% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In English Barleywine Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Caramel / Crystal 60L 3 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 80% 50% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 90L 2 American Grain crystal malt 90°L
33 64% 29% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 2 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 32% 14% - 50%

Yeasts Used In English Barleywine Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 63 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 39 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 37 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 36 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 32 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Lallemand - LALBREW® NOTTINGHAM HIGH PERFORMANCE ALE YEAST 25 Lallemand Ales Medium High 80% 50°F 72°F
White Labs - Super High Gravity Ale Yeast WLP099 24 White Labs Ale Very High Medium 85% 65°F 69°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 14 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 13 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 11 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F

Other Ingredients Used In English Barleywine Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 83 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 42 Water Agt Mash 73% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 38 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 31 Water Agt Mash 56% 5% - 100%
Epsom Salt 31 Water Agt Mash 7% 0% - 67%
Irish Moss 23 Fining Boil 70% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 21 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 29%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 20 Water Agt Mash 14% 0% - 71%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 16 Water Agt Mash 26% 0% - 100%
Table Salt 12 Water Agt Mash 4% 0% - 15%

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