Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Barley Wine

Just a table today. Of Barley Wines. Why? Well why Not?



Barley Wine 1870 - 1967
Year Brewer Beer Style Price size package Acidity FG OG Colour ABV attenuation
1870 Bass Barley Wine Barley Wine


0.23 1032.3 1114.8
10.84 71.86%
1923 Younger, Geo. Malt Wine Barley Wine
pint bottled
1023.9 1083.4 69 7.76 71.34%
1932 Mann Crossman Barley Wine Barley Wine 11d pint bottled 0.18 1011.9 1096
11.15 87.60%
1933 Mann Crossman Barley Wine Barley Wine 11d pint bottled 0.19 1006.9 1094.8
11.71 92.72%
1934 Bass Prince's Ale (brewed 23/7/1929) Barley Wine
halfpint bottled 0.12 1029.2 1112.8
11.00 74.11%
1935 Bass Barley Wine Barley Wine
halfpint bottled 0.07 1023.3 1109
11.32 78.62%
1948 Mann Crossman Barley Wine Barley Wine 28d half pint bottled 0.17 1015 1084.2 24 + 40 9.10 82.19%
1950 Ind Coope Arctic Ale No. 1 Barley Wine
pint bottled 0.10 1020.8 1079.9 40 + 16 7.72 73.97%
1950 Ind Coope Arctic Ale Barley Wine 18d nip bottled 0.05 1020.1 1079.8 18 + 40 7.80 74.81%
1950 John Smith, Tadcaster Barley Wine Barley Wine
half pint bottled 0.10 1036 1098.2 18 + 40 8.08 63.34%
1951 Ind Coope Arctic Ale Barley Wine 17.5d nip bottled 0.08 1019.1 1078.1
7.71 75.54%
1952 Bass Barley Wine Barley Wine 21.5d nip bottled 0.08 1035.6 1104.1 10 + 40 8.93 65.80%
1952 Ind Coope Arctic Ale Barley Wine 18d nip bottled 0.07 1020.2 1080.3 21 + 40 7.85 74.84%
1952 Watney Stingo Barley Wine 17d nip bottled 0.12 1008 1090.7 20 + 40 10.98 91.18%
1953 Ballingall & Son Old Barley Wine Barley Wine 1/4.5d nip bottled 0.06 1017.5 1074.6 15 + 40 7.46 76.54%
1953 Bass Barley Wine Barley Wine 20d nip bottled 0.08 1036.3 1104.6 10 + 40 8.90 65.30%
1953 Benskin Colne Spring Ale Barley Wine 30d half pint bottled 0.05 1008.2 1090.7 1 + 8 10.95 90.96%
1953 Cobbold & Co, Ipswich Barley Wine Barley Wine 1/0.5d nip bottled 0.05 1029.5 1073.8 15 + 40 5.72 60.03%
1953 Everards Barley Wine Barley Wine 1/5d nip bottled 0.07 1017.2 1077.1 13 + 40 7.84 77.69%
1953 Ind Coope Arctic Ale Barley Wine 18d nip bottled 0.08 1018 1079 18 + 40 7.98 77.22%
1953 Morgans Brewery Ltd [Norwich] Barley Wine Barley Wine 1/2d nip bottled 0.06 1024 1072.3 12 + 40 6.27 66.80%
1953 Scarborough & Whitby Barley Wine Barley Wine 1/2.5d nip bottled 0.07 1024.3 1064.3 17 + 40 5.17 62.21%
1953 Tamplin Cheerio Barley Wine Barley Wine 1/- nip bottled 0.06 1015.1 1063.3 16 + 40 6.28 76.15%
1953 Tetley Imperial Barley Wine Barley Wine 1/6d nip bottled 0.07 1022.1 1078.9 10.5 + 40 7.40 71.99%
1953 Tollemache Tolly Royal Barley Wine 16d nip bottled 0.06 1023.6 1073.3 17 + 40 6.45 67.80%
1953 Truman No. 1 Burton Barley Wine Barley Wine 20d nip bottled 0.06 1023.6 1095.4 6 + 40 9.42 75.26%
1953 Watney Yorkshire Stingo Barley Wine 17d nip bottled 0.10 1031.7 1089.6 17 + 40 7.52 64.62%
1954 Georges & Co, Bristol Barley Wine Barley Wine 1/8d half pint bottled 0.05 1026 1078.2 95 6.78 66.75%
1954 Tennant Bros. Ltd, Sheffield Gold Label No.1 Sparkling Barley Wine Barley Wine 1/8d nip bottled 0.13 1021.1 1101.5 90 10.60 79.21%
1954 Tollemache Tolly Royal Barley Wine 21.5d half pint bottled 0.04 1013.7 1065.9 110 6.82 79.21%
1955 Benskin Colne Spring Ale Barley Wine 30d half pint bottled 0.08 1011.1 1091.8 75 10.69 87.91%
1955 Tennant Bros. Ltd, Sheffield Gold Label Barley Wine Barley Wine 1/7d nip bottled 0.08 1020.8 1102.4 45 10.77 79.69%
1955 Tennant Bros. Ltd, Sheffield No. 1 Barley Wine Barley Wine 1/7d nip bottled 0.10 1022.6 1097.5 175 9.84 76.82%
1956 Ind Coope Arctic Barley Wine Barley Wine 18d nip bottled 0.05 1019.7 1077.1 105 7.49 74.45%
1958 Bass, Burton No. 1 Barley Wine Barley Wine 1/9d nip bottle 0.06 1039.8 1106.8 100 8.71 62.73%
1958 Tennants Gold Label No.1 Barley Wine Barley Wine 19d nip bottled 0.06 1017.9 1102.5 35 10.58 82.54%
1959 Hall & Woodhouse Stingo Barley Wine Barley Wine
halfpint bottled 0.05 1010.4 1077.3 45 8.81 86.55%
1959 Harvey & Sons Elixzabethan Ale Barley Wine
halfpint bottled 0.07 1030.5 1085.4 100 7.12 64.29%
1959 Ind Coope Benskins Colne Spring Ale Barley Wine 23.5d half pint bottled 0.10 1009.3 1092.8 80 11.08 89.98%
1959 Tamplin Cheer-i-o No. 1 Barley Wine Barley Wine
halfpint bottled 0.04 1016.1 1062.6 120 6.05 74.28%
1960 Benskin Colne Spring Ale Barley Wine
nip bottled 0.04 1007.6 1092.2 68 11.25 91.76%
1962 Tennant Bros Gold Label No.1 Barley Wine Barley Wine 21d nip bottled 0.05 1019.5 1102.2 30 10.34 80.92%
1965 Bass, Burton Red Label No. 1 Barley Wine Barley Wine 1/11.5d nip bottle 0.10 1035.8 1104.1 110 8.90 65.61%
1965 Bass, Burton Gold Label Barley Wine
nip bottle 0.04 1014.2 1064 19 6.50 77.81%
1965 Benskin Colne Spring Ale Barley Wine 25d nip bottled 0.07 1014.2 1090.7 60 10.10 84.34%
1965 Courage, Barclay Barley Wine Barley Wine 20.5d nip bottled 0.07 1028.4 1083.1 65 7.10 65.82%
1965 Ind Coope Arctic Barley Wine Barley Wine 21d nip bottled 0.04 1018.6 1078.6 85 7.84 76.34%
1965 Tennants Gold Label No.1 Barley Wine Barley Wine 22d nip bottled 0.10 1018.8 1100.8 26 10.25 81.35%
1965 Tollemache Tolly Royal Barley Wine Barley Wine 16d nip bottled 0.05 1016 1071.1 120 7.20 77.50%
1965 Watney Stingo Barley Wine Barley Wine 20d nip bottled 0.06 1019.9 1086.4 110 8.71 76.97%
1966 Courage & Barclay Barley Wine Barley Wine 20d nip bottled 0.06 1023.2 1081.1 100 7.55 71.39%
1967 Eldridge Pope & Co. Huntsman Goldie Barley Wine Barley Wine 24d nip bottled 0.06 1016.9 1080.4 23 7.94 78.98%
Sources:
A dictionary of chemistry and the allied branches of other sciences, Volume 6 by Henry Watts, 1872, page 256
Younger, Wm. & Co Gravity Book
Whitbread Gravity Book

Look at the colours. All dark until Tennant's Gold Label in the 1950's.

Barley Wine was not originally a type of Pale Ale.

That's all I wanted to say.

12 comments:

The Beer Nut said...

Interesting to see the ones at 6% ABV and under. When Smithwick's Barley Wine was discontinued in the late 1990s it was 5.5%.

Martyn Cornell said...

As you've indicated before, Ron, apart from that stray descriptor of Bass No 1 from 1870 as "barley wine" it's not a name really used until the start of the 20th century, and from what I've been able to see, when it was used, it was used as a catch-all for any sort of strong beer/ale regardless of style, apart from the very strongest stouts. So, as I'm planning to argue in a posting real soon now (ie when I finally get round to it), barley wine in itself is not the name of a style.

What interests me is whether there was any perceived difference among brewers between a Stingo and an Old Tom, or whether these were labels they stuck on arbitrarily.

Ed said...

Very interesting to see some info on Colne Spring Ale, that was one of the beers that interested me in Martyn's latest book. What units are the colour in?

Ron Pattinson said...

Ed, that's EBC 25mm cell, I believe. The values show beer mid to dark brown.

Oblivious said...

Where any of these originally Burtons rebadged as barley wines?

Ron Pattinson said...

Martyn, the use of various seems arbitrary and partly regional. To me, Old Tom, Stingo, Barley Wine and a whole load of other names just seem to be variations of K Ales.

Ron Pattinson said...

Oblivious, I believe some of the London Barley Wines were KKKK Ales. Though Truman's was their No. 1 Burton Ale.

paquette said...

1933 Mann Crossman barleywine had a terminal gravity less than 2 plato! I can't think of a modern beer anywhere near that strong (11+%) with a TG like that. Ron, have you ever heard anything else about this beer?

Ron Pattinson said...

Dann, I'm afraid that's all I've got. Frustratingly, Mann's brewing records don't seem to have survived.

It is a very low FG for a beer that strong. I guess they must have used a stack of sugar.

donotsmudge said...

I've been brewing barley wine at home for 32 years as a wine at 10%vol. 14% is attainable but has a less pleasant flavour. Before circa 1850 most ales were brewed to 10%vol. Small beers below 9% evolved due to concerns for public health and increasing duties.donotsmudge.

Ron Pattinson said...

donotsmudge, I wouldn't say most beers were 10% ABV before 1850. 6.5 to 7% was more typical.

J. Karanka said...

Aren't these barley wines just a continuation of the XXX-XXXX ales?