Barleywine (or Barley Wine) is a style of strong ale that can be aged like wine. These beers can be lively and fruity, sweet or bittersweet. Barleywines can be amber to dark brown in color and feature aromas that range from intense fruits to intense hops. The word “wine” is used because of their high alcoholic strength, which is similar to a wine, but since Barleywines are made from grain instead of fruit, they are a beer, not wine. American Barleywines are different to the English versions in that they are extremely hopped, which yields a more bitter and hop flavored brew. Also, English Barleywines are usually more rounded, with a balance between hops and malt, and often have slightly lower alcohol content than its American counterparts.