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Why is barley wine called barleywine?

Last Updated: 7th March, 2020

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Barleywine originally got its name because it was an alcoholic beverage with an abv comparable to wine that was made with (malted) barley.

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Then, how is barley wine made?

A barley wine typically reaches an alcohol strength of 8 to 12% by volume and is brewed from specific gravities as high as 1.120; equal to 320g/L of sugars. Use of the word wine is due to its alcoholic strength similar to a wine; but since it is made from grain rather than fruit, it is a beer.

Subsequently, question is, does barley wine have hops? English barley wine is a little less bitter on average, and lighter on the aromatic additions. Some brewers add hops at many points during the boil to get a continuum of hop goodness.

Also, what does barley wine taste like?

Despite its name, a Barleywine (or Barley Wine) is very much a beer, albeit a strong and often intense beer. In fact, it's one of the strongest styles. Lively and fruity, sometimes sweet, sometimes bittersweet, but always alcoholic. Most Barleywines can be cellared for years and will age much like wine.

What is an alternative to barley wine?

If you can't get barley wine (pubs usually have it), use extra stout instead.

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