Barleywine Style Ale by Smuttynose Brewing Company in New Hampshire, United States

About Barleywine Style Ale by Smuttynose Brewing Company

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.


At Smuttynose, we pride ourselves on making a wide variety of distinctive beers, from our year-round offerings and seasonals, to more the more limited releases in our famous Big Beer Series and our experimental Smuttlabs line.

Smuttynose Brewing Company makes Barleywine Style Ale American Barleywine