American Barley Wine Ale

Color:
Amber to deep red/copper-garnet
Clarity:
Chill haze is acceptable at low temperatures.
Perceived Malt Aroma and Flavor:
Caramel or toffee malt aromas are often present. High residual malty sweetness, often with caramel or toffee flavors, should be present.
Perceived Hop Aroma and Flavor:
Medium to very high, exhibiting a wide range of attributes.
Fermentation Characteristics:
Complex alcohols are evident. Fruity esters are often high. Diacetyl is usually absent in these beers but may be present at very low levels.
Body:
Full
Additional Notes:
Vinous, sherry-like or port-like attributes arising from oxidation may be considered positive when in harmony with overall flavor profile. Low carbonation may be acceptable in this style.
Alcohol by Volume:
8.50% – 12.20%
IBU:
60-100
SRM Color:
11-18