Barleywine Style Ale

Deep, rich caramel malt flavors, balanced with hop bitterness

First brewed in England, these potent, malty monsters were frequently aged before being put into small bottles and sold as strong beers or even medicinal tonics. The American version has been blown up with more alcohol, larger bottles and more hops.

Smuttynose Barleywine straddles these two branches of the barleywine tree. When you taste it, you’ll notice deep, rich caramel malt flavors, balanced with hop bitterness. Fruity hop flavors act as a garnish for its amped-up but classic flavor. For a more refined experience, tuck a few bottles away for a year or two. The alcohol will mellow and the hop aromas will fade into the background, leaving the luscious malt to shine on its own.

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Vital Stats






Pale Gold

Malt Bill

North American 2-Row, Crisp Pale Ale, Caramunich 1, Aromatic, Special B, Carahell


Bitterin: Bravo,Flavoring: Centennial and Apollo


Amber Candi Syrup

Terminal Extract

22° Plato

Barleywine Style Ale Recommended Food Pairing

  • Rich cheeses and fresh fruit

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