Barley Wine

A type of beer that typically reaches an alcohol strength of 8 to 12% by volume, brewed from specific gravities, and intended to be aged. Use of the word wine is due to its alcoholic strength similar to actual wine - but since it is made from grain rather than fruit, it is a beer. There are two primary styles of barley wine: (1) the American which tends to be more hoppy and bitter with colors ranging from amber to light brown, and (2) the English style which tends to be less bitter, have little hop flavor, and have more variety in color ranging from red-gold to opaque black.



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