- British an exceptionally strong beer
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Examples from the Web for barley wine
Aristotle speaks of beer drunkenness, and Theophrastus calls it barley-wine.
Both men and women drink great quantities of barley-wine, which is but slightly intoxicating and is very cheap.The Strand Magazine