A barley wine is a top-fermented style of beer that belongs to the ales family and is usually reddish-dark in color.
Many who do not know this style of beer will probably wonder whether you are tasting a beer or a wine because of the name - but it is clearly a beer. Apart from the high alcohol content (approx. 7.5% - 13% vol.), The Barley Wine beer style has very few parallels to the original wine. The only thing left to note is that the strong alcohol content of the Barley Wine, just like a normal wine, can be stored for a long time.
The taste of a barley wine is convincing to the touch with dried fruit aromas and notes of dried fruit. In the finish, the bitterness of the hops breaks through, because large quantities of high-quality hops are sometimes used in the brewing process to create a contrast to the sweet taste of the malt. An IBU value of 90 is often achieved here.
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