Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2013 - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2013Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2013

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: bnes09 on 03-07-2014)
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Reviews by mfnmbvp:
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3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12.7 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. I've been holding this beer down for a couple of months now, and finally decided to try it out. A strange beer at that, identifies itself as a 'barley wine style weiss beer'. No abv listed on the bottle anywhere. I'm not entirely sure of what to expect here.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a burnt sienna orange colored body, almost IPA like in appearance with two fingers of foamy off-white head and lots of chunky sediment floating around in the glass. Minor scattered spotty lacing.

S - The smell is pretty awful, in my honest opinion. Grainy, wheaty, spicy, and yeasty. Some bubblegum / clove noticeable, but there is a godawful pungent horseradish sort of aroma that is really sickening me out on this one.

T - Taste is extremely dry and grainy. Herbal / grassy with some clove spice, banana, and bubblegum present also.

M - Feel is clean, lightly crisp, grainy, and lightly syrupy. Full-bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a unique and interesting beer, that's for sure. I can't say I've ever had a beer quite like this one before, but that is for better and for worse, definitely. Drinkable enough for what it is, and the weighty abv, which I'm sure is around 10.00% abv like the others, is hardly noticeable.

Two Brothers Bare Tree '13 ---3/5.

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Photo of Bouder32
5/5  rDev +31.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml green cork and caged bottle poured into a snifter.
2013 Vintage "This beer can be enjoyed now or cellared. 2-5 years"

A - Slightly heavier and less carbonated, the bubbles slowly rise to the surface through the faintly cloudy golden beer; it's white head lingering briefly to retain some aroma and decorate the snifter in spotty lace.

S - Wheat's typical soft and delicate nature in most wheat beers is greatly amplified in Bare Tree with a thick, heavier nose that almost resembles warm oatmeal. Banana and clove poke through the caramel sweetness and warming alcohol giving this wheat wine a complex nose.

T - Hefty caramel chew sweetness and abundant soft wheat make for a powerful beer up front while banana and clove hefeweiss-like notes dance on the tongue with warming phenolic alcohol on the finish.

M - Bare Tree's soft, creamy entry leads to an overall smooth body that, despite the lighter flavor, is pretty full. Livened up by gentle carbonation, the warming alcohol finish trails off with a "come back for another sip" dryness.

O - I remember the first time I had Two Brothers' Bare Tree in my craft beer infancy; it was revolutionary - eye opening. To this day, after all these beers, it still remains unique and complex, ripe with loads of wheat and suggestions of fruit and spice; almost the perfect transitional beer for the slowly warming days of spring that haven't yet let go of winter's chill.

Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear drag golden yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a minuscule head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of malts soaked in wine barrels are present in the nose along with some hints of wheat.
T: The taste is much more complex than the smell and has additional hints of toffee towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer definitely tastes relatively strong, but the alcohol is well masked and doesn't detract from the taste.

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Served from tap in a tumbler at Firkin.

It's been a while since I've had some of the beer that introduced me to the glory that wheatwines can be, so let's see how the most recent vintage (I think...) holds up to those lofty memory standards. It pours a mostly clear brass-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises candied orange peel, light bubblegum, mild banana peel, a hint of clove, and a good, strong touch of booze. The taste brings in more of the same, the booze and phenols running roughshod over the tongue, backed up by the orange. However negative that may sound, it's pretty tasty to me. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly smooth feel. Overall, this is still the tasty wheatwine I remember. It's admittedly a bit rough around the edges at the moment, but I could easily see myself taking down another pint were I so inclined.

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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2013 from Two Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.