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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 5202
#19 Thomas Hardy's Ale (Clone)
10.2 L 14.47% 18.71 1.139 1.029
Partial Mash 4495
Oaty McOatface Oat Wine
2.35 gal 10.15% 82.62 1.100 1.023
BIAB 4393
Mystic Cat - Imperial English Barleywine (2.75 Gallon)
2.75 gal 20.61% 124.6 1.199 1.042
All Grain 3847
Thomas Hardy Clone
3 gal 12.34% 70.36 1.120 1.026
All Grain 3682
English Barley Wine / English Pale Ale (Party Gysle)
5.5 gal 9.81% 50.17 1.100 1.025
All Grain 3134
Tank X 1
300 L 12.14% 85.37 1.128 1.035
All Grain 3081
Bättre Förr 2016
12 L 9.44% 73.45 1.094 1.022
All Grain 2781
Old Tom's Barleywine
5 gal 9.94% 50.29 1.102 1.027
All Grain 2420
HA-18 Strong beer
945 L 11.21% 47.52 1.088 1.003
All Grain 1828

Newest English Barleywine Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Lenten Old Ale
17 L 9.16% 28.72 1.090 1.020
All Grain 31
Barley Wine 0.1
21 L 11.44% 54.38 1.115 1.028
All Grain 26
vin d'orge V1
17 L 10.42% 42.11 1.099 1.020
All Grain 31
Amnesia
240 L 11.99% 37.69 1.093 1.008
All Grain 75
Awesome Recipe
95 gal 14.17% 54.83 1.131 1.023
All Grain 35
PMX Barley Wine 1.5 gal.
1.5 gal 11.71% 71.32 1.109 1.019
BIAB 19
Cage - Black Barleywine
15 gal 14.37% 65.09 1.132 1.022
BIAB 68
Dark Old Ale
13 L 8.81% 60.32 1.087 1.020
All Grain 70
Ye Barely Wined Her
5 gal 9.27% 57.18 1.106 1.036
All Grain 84
Old Braggot
5.5 gal 20.53% 30.68 1.181 1.025
All Grain 126

Fermentables Used In English Barleywine Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 264 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 75% 10% - 100%
Special B 91 Grain crystal malt 115°L
34 4% 0% - 20%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 72 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 5% 1% - 14%
US - Pale 2-Row 65 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 56% 5% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 64 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 1% - 14%
Brown Sugar 49 Sugar sugar 15°L
45 7% 1% - 15%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 42 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 7% 1% - 26%
Munich - Light 10L 39 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 14% 2% - 34%
United Kingdom - Golden Promise 37 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3°L
37 50% 5% - 100%
United Kingdom - Amber 36 United Kingdom Grain base malt 27°L
32 7% 2% - 57%

Hops Used In English Barleywine Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 224 5 35% 1% - 100%
Fuggles 106 4.5 32% 1% - 100%
Magnum 99 15 44% 1% - 100%
Challenger 47 8.5 38% 11% - 100%
Cascade 46 7 35% 6% - 100%
Target 44 11.5 43% 14% - 100%
Chinook 35 13 40% 10% - 100%
Willamette 31 4.5 34% 1% - 100%
Nugget 29 14 39% 7% - 100%
Northern Brewer 21 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%
United Kingdom - Crystal 55L 2 United Kingdom Grain crystal malt 55°L
34 60% 25% - 95%

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 72 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 46 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 41 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Lallemand - LALBREW® NOTTINGHAM HIGH PERFORMANCE ALE YEAST 38 Lallemand Ales Medium High 80% 50°F 72°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 37 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 37 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - Super High Gravity Ale Yeast WLP099 25 White Labs Ale Very High Medium 85% 65°F 69°F
White Labs - English Ale Yeast WLP002 15 White Labs Ale Medium Very High 66.5% 65°F 68°F
White Labs - London Ale Yeast WLP013 13 White Labs Ale Medium Medium 71% 66°F 71°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 13 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F

Other Ingredients Used In English Barleywine Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 98 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 51 Water Agt Mash 18% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 48 Water Agt Mash 71% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 36 Water Agt Mash 58% 5% - 100%
Epsom Salt 35 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 31%
Baking Soda 26 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 29%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 26 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 71%
Irish Moss 26 Fining Boil 72% 7% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 21 Other Boil 31% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 16 Water Agt Mash 26% 0% - 100%

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