American Barley Wine

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American Barley Wine Beer

American Barley Wine is a type of deep red American beer. It has a strong toffee or caramel flavour and typically has a higher alcohol content of around 8-12% ABV.

American barley wine is made with American ale yeast and American two-row barley. The flavour of American barley wine can be very intense and is often compared to that of fine wine.

American barley wine is often cellared for years before it is consumed in order to allow the flavours to mature and develop complexity. When American barley wine beer is properly cellared, it can be an incredibly complex and delicious beverage that is sure to please any fan of American craft beer.

American Barley Wine Details

  • Color: 11-18 SRM
  • Bitterness: 60-100 IBU
  • Alcohol: 8.5-12.2% ABV
  • Glass: Snifter
  • Temperature: 10-12°C
  • Color: Amber to Deep Red or Copper-Garnet
  • Clarity: Clear to Brilliant
  • Hop: Medium to very high
  • Malt: Caramel, Toffee, Bready, Sweet

American Barley Wine Pairings

  • Food Pairing: Beef Short Ribs
  • Cheese Pairing: Strong Blue Cheeses or Stilton
  • Dessert Pairing: Bread Pudding

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