Beer Styles That Pack a Punch
American Barleywine typically ranges from 8–15% ABV; this style is characterized by fruity sweetness and deep complexity. They range in color from amber to very dark brown and are quite thick-bodied, in some cases almost syrupy. The alcohol is easily discerned with these beers. Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale (9.60%) by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is a widely known and excellent example of the style.