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BJCP 2015 Guideline

Strong British Ale English Barleywine

BJCP 17D

BJCP 2015 17D English Barleywine example
17D - English Barleywine

 

Overall Impression

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.

Comments

The richest and strongest of modern English Ales. The character of these ales can change significantly over time; both young and old versions should be appreciated for what they are. The malt profile can vary widely; not all examples will have all possible flavors or aromas. Paler varieties won't have the caramel and richer malt flavors, nor will they typically have the darker dried fruits - don't expect flavors and aromatics that are impossible from a beer of that color. Typically written as "Barley Wine" in the UK, and "Barleywine" in the US.

Commercial Examples

Adnams Tally-Ho, Burton Bridge Thomas Sykes Old Ale, Coniston No. 9 Barley Wine, Fuller's Golden Pride, J.W. Lee's Vintage Harvest Ale, Robinson's Old Tom

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VITAL

  • OG:  1080 - 1120
  • FG:  1018 - 1030
  • ABV: 8 - 12
  • IBU: 35 - 70
  • SRM: 8 - 22
BJCP 2015 17D - English Barleywine Commercial Example
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