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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2007 - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2007Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2007

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Vancer on 05-19-2008)
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Reviews by foogerd:
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New York

4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Cloudy orange/copper body, some off white head which dies out quickly.

S- Pear juice, yeast, a touch of vanilla.

T- Really sweet, a burst of juicy candy fruit sweetness. I think it would be best to compare this to lychee juice in a good way! It has a pear and slight green grape taste througout. In a way its sweetness is one dimensional, but in a totally tasty way.

M- Typical Wheatwine consistency, fluffy and full, lots of carbonation here.

D- If you like the flavor as much as I did you can really conquer this 750 ml bottle on your own, its that tasty. The alcohol was no where to be seen at this point in the aging process.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 03:42:17 | More by foogerd
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11-21-2011 19:49:20 | More by thewimperoo
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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Review from notes...

Gentle pour into a wine glass gave it a slim cap of white foam. Not much lacing, though the head stayed for the duration of the glass. Bright clarity, deep saturated orange-gold.

Dried apricot nose, a tiny bit musty. Not offensive, but something seemed slightly odd about it. The fruit was pretty sweet, almost like canned peaches in syrup. Flavor was big on the fruit too, pear, apricot, with an overripe quality. Thankfully it wasn't cloying, and the finish was very clean and somewhat dry. Not much wheat or malt character, it seemed like a yeast driven flavor profile. Low carbonation, appropriate for an aged wheatwine. Medium bodied and not syrupy. The bottle was split 4 ways, which was about 6-8 oz. apiece, pretty much the ideal serving for this beer. It would be a hard one to tackle solo...

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 16:57:14 | More by emerge077
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3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On trade from jwinship83. Thanks!

A- Transparent golden yellow in color. Small white head.

S- Hint of yeast, fruits.

T- Sweet ripe fruits up front, followed by tart and sourness over powering the flavors. Some light malt toastiness at the finish.

M- Light and thin, medium carbonation.

D- I was expecting a bareywine, hence the name on the bottle. I wish I had more to say about this beer, but it lacks complexity everywhere except appearance. This was a sour mess overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2010 01:54:00 | More by Yesac
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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle a long time ago at Famous Liquors in Lombard, IL. Had tried to bring this out at many different tastings, but never really got around to it. Finally busted it out over the weekend. Nothing great, but not exactly terrible either.

A: Pours a slightly-cloduy gold with touches of apricot coloring and a nice white head.

S: Nice amounts of fruit and a bit of crispness. Some light generic malt sweetness in the background.

T: Pear and light notes of stone fruits. Definite wheat character, taken a bit to the extreme by the style. Some cloying sweetness, but nothing really came along with it...really had to strain to pick out the various fruit notes.

M: Medium body with good carbonation.

D: Not too bad at all for the style, which isn't one of my favorites. All around, a pretty solid effort and it was worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 22:22:48 | More by Thorpe429
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1.98/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a snifter on 11/30/09

A - Dense amber/orange color; cloudy & murky. Quite a bit of floating sediment. Poured a thin head that seems intent to stay that way. Ok retention without a lot of lace.

S - Extremely tart & sour nose. Way over-ripe fruits aren't particularly discernible. Maybe something along the lines of apricot, orange & tangerine. Wheat overtones with toasted bread buried in the back. Some booze in there. An acrid aroma along the lines of rotten tomatoes or tomato paste; very weird & rather gross. Not sure what the hell accounts for such a thing.

T - Thankfully, not as bloody potent as the nose. Wheat notes upfront that are prevalent throughout. Over-ripe fruit profile is less intense than the aroma implied, though there's still a tartness & sourness to it via orange & apricot. Toasted malt backdrop. Light residual hop bitterness.

M - Medium body. Carbonation is odd - on one hand it has ample carbonation without being zesty; on the other, it an underlying flatness that manifests toward the middle & finish. The flavors that linger on the finish aren't very pleasant.

D - Not enjoyable at all. It could be worse, I suppose. Maybe it would have done better while it was still fresh. I'll likely never know because I'd be hard pressed to give Bare Tree another shot.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2010 02:55:29 | More by Ryan011235
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3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 received as part of the beating I received in the Fight Club Rnd 2 BIF... Czoch75 hit with dozens of bottle blows... I've been sitting on this since. Tonight it gets cracked as part of my continuing wallowing in poverty and an overflowing cellar... poured into my Delirium goblet.

2 finger head .... great lacing but no real cap and shoddy retention.. the brew is a beautiful golden.

Nose is so fruity.. lemon.. apricots... dried peaches... interesting but reminds me of a big Belgian pale.

Flavor has the same cornucopia of fruits punctuated by a bit of estery banana and some spicy phenols.. very much tastes like a lesser BSPA.. the body is on the thicker side.. and the carbonation is medium.. a bit of a smooth and somehow slick mouthfeel.. a bit sweet as I work toward the bottom of the glass.

I am digging this one, but it is a tad too sweet.. the alcohol is surprisingly well hidden.. I really think some hop bitterness and some well placed hop flavors could help balance the overall brew better.

Thanks again Clint.. a pretty interesting brew, but I think I had higher hopes.


Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 09:22:31 | More by JohnGalt1
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3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A corked 750ml bottle. Appears a hazed golden yellow color with about an inch of fluffy off white foam. No lacing to speak of. Aromas and flavors consist of apricots, peach, caramel, lemon, wheat, apples, bananas, quite the fruit bowl here. A tad better than medium bodied with ample carbonation. Nice looking label as well.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 16:55:09 | More by ClockworkOrange
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3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 750ml brown bottle, corked and caged...beautiful label, with some nice info about the beer...this is a 2007 vintage, drank 9-19-2009

Appearance: A strong pour produces a hazy vibrant orange beer, crowned with a big dense ivory cap which soon fades to a thick, persistent film

Smell: This is way more fruity than I expected...whatever hops were there originally have mellowed way out and the malts and fruity presence take center stage here...I'm especially getting tropical fruits here, as well as a bit of sweet, candy-like caramel malts...not what I was expecting from a barley/wheatwine, but quite pleasant nonetheless

Taste: WOW. Waaaay fruity. Lots of tart tropical fruit and lemon creme, some mild to moderate alcohol presence, a bit of dry cracker-like malts, and a light bitterness on the finish from the hops which grows somewhat as the beer warms. What's really surprising here is the intensity and the tartness of the fruit...I wonder if there's some type of wild yeast in here; the bottle says it's fermented with two yeast strains and is fruity, but I wasn't expecting this

Mouthfeel: Medium/heavy

Drinkability: Medium

Conclusion: This wheatwine really has some kinda crazy stuff going on...the fruity intensity and tartness are more evocative of a Belgian Pale Ale with a bit of funk in it...I wasn't ready for this, and it was kind of challenging for a few minutes, but it kind of grew on me throughout the night...definitely glad I got to try it, though I don't know how regularly I'd get it if it was regularly available

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2009 05:52:58 | More by BedetheVenerable
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3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Joey for sharing this at La Bella on 8-4-09.

From a 750ml bottle, 2007 vintage.

Poured a golden color with some tiny yeast chunks floating about. A half inch of foam topped the beer but exhibited little retention except for a ring around the glass.

I was looking forward to this beer from the description on the label, which claimed aromas of vanilla, oak, melon, apricots, etc. To my surprise the first thing I got in the aroma was green olives and a bit of spices. Sharp malt aromas, oak and clove. The olive aroma was really distracting and I had to concentrate to try and ignore it and smell past it. Later on the olive aroma settled down but still lingered in the background. A bit more citrus opened up with notes of banana as well.

The taste started out with an odd tartness and a phenolic/spicy middle and some wheat fruitiness in the end. Very yeasty flavor with some citrus notes and banana in the following sips. Near the end I could taste apple juice and oranges. Not too robust for a wheatwine. I expected something bolder and richer for the style.

Moderate carbonation, very effervescent but not prickly. A tad thin on the finish, not as viscous or heavy as I was expecting. Not a bad beer but the olive aroma and initial tartness in the flavor took me by surprise.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2009 03:27:01 | More by seaoflament
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4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml with a very awesome label poured into a Corsendonk Christmas Ale stemmed glass. No date besides the 2007.

A - Slightly hazy golden color with a bit of carbonation and a thinner foamy off-white head with good retention and a touch of lacing.

S - Complex aromas of yeast, fruity esters of apricots and pears, wheat, light malts, and spicy alcohol. Very fantastic smelling. Faint hop aromas of slight citrus and fruits.

T - Rich and delicate fruity flavors of white grape, pear, and apricot. A bit of citrus tartness and a tiny alcohol spice. Caramel malts are present but sit behind a strong wheat flavor.

M - Effervescent on the tongue but fairy smooth and creamy going down.

D - As a different barley wine, its fantastic. A good fruitiness compliments the wheaty grist very well and contributes to this beer's fantastic drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2009 19:14:52 | More by BeerFMAndy
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4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy golden amber with a two finger thick off white head.

S- Apricots, pears, sweet malts, a touch of spice.

T- Pears, apricots, lemon citrus twist, light malt sweetness, a touch of spice and a hint of warming alcohol.

M- A bit thin but to be honest I have little experience with the style. Medium carbonation.

D- This stuff goes down killer easy for how high the abv is. I have to say this stuff tastes A LOT like Weihenstephaner Hefe which is one of my favorite wheat beers. As the beer warms there are some funny background notes that come out of sweetness and spiciness. It made it a one glass for the evening beer for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2009 01:05:08 | More by UA8
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3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bengal tiger orange with a fine yeasty haziness. Thankfully, the sea monkey-like floaters of coagulated protein that can be seen in the unpoured beer aren't present in the poured beer. The French vanilla colored cap has a wonderfully rich, creamy, bubbly texture. It's also depositing quite a bit of attractive lace.

Even without the knowledge that a hefeweizen yeast was used (in addition to a Scottish ale yeast), I could have identified it after one good whiff. Although they aren't exactly bursting out of the glass, banana and clove esters are unmistakable. Nothing else makes much of an impression either way. Hopefully, the flavor will be bolder and more complex.

Bare Tree Weiss 2007 is an unqualified letdown, especially since Bare Tree Weiss 2006 was so good. The brewery says that the ingredients change (in minor ways) from year to year, but don't specify what those ingredients or those changes are. I hope they go back to the drawing board next time around.

First of all, the beer doesn't taste or feel big enough for the style and the ABV. Actually, it tastes like a pale malted barleywine cut by a considerable amount of water. I would have guessed the ABV at no more than 7.0%. My central nervous system will probably beg to differ in several more ounces.

As in the nose, boldness, depth and complexity are sorely lacking... only more so. Because Two Brothers was kind enough to list the flavors that we should all experience, I'll run them down and indicate whether or not I agree. Caramel (no), melon (possibly), apricot (yes), vanilla (no), oak (possibly), black pepper (no) and banana (yes).

This has to be the wimpiest, or, depending on your point of view, the most newbie-friendly wheatwine on planet Earth. Warming delivers nothing new, nor does it reveal any hidden faults... that weren't already present. Calling the flavor average is probably too kind. On the other hand, there's nothing here that's even remotely offensive.

The body/mouthfeel is waaay too light for a wheatwine. Maybe it was never very big or maybe those coagulated proteins sucked some of the size out of it. I don't know enough about zymurgy to tell for sure. Barely noticed carbonation makes the beer both thin *and* almost flat. Not a good combination.

Two Brothers Artist Series Bare Tree Barley Wine Style Weiss Beer 2007 has an impressive look (both label and beer), but that's where it ends. If you're sitting on a bottle, I'd pop the cork soon, because there's no way it will improve from here on out. Maybe the 2008 vintage will get things back on the Bare Tree track.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2009 22:37:47 | More by BuckeyeNation
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3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL 2007 bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a slightly hazy and very bright orange amber underneath a large pillowy white head that stayed on as a big cap with tons of carbonation streaming up from the bottom. Good lacing.

The aroma is very sweet with lots of pears and apples, with a slight tartness. There is some wheat sweetness in the back and touches of citrus as well.

The taste is similar to the aroma but with less of the sour undertones than the aroma. There are some initial lemon notes before the sweetness of the wheat and light fruits, especially apples. The citrus comes back a bit in the finish with an ever-so-slight tart bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation and generally sticky sweet.

This is an interesting beer and I don't have a lot of other wheatwines to compare it to. That said, I enjoyed it and would recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 00:25:09 | More by gford217
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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed on 1/17/09

750ml bottle

First of all, tasting this beer never crossed my mind as I hadn't even heard of it until it was brought out at the January Twin Cities BA Gathering. Poured a cloudy copper color without much head. The aroma was sweet and candy-like with some citrus and spice. The taste was very sweet like a barley wine usually is and the fruit was present again. Mouthfeel was almost creamy and it was very easy to drink. I doubt I will ever have the opportunity to try this one again but I definitely enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2009 20:53:09 | More by deliriumfest
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from czoch75, Thanks Clint!

Pours a semi-hazed apricot with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Viscous look to this one, plus above average head retention & lacing

S: Cidery notes, pineapple & peppery yeast

T: Tartness, green, dryness & golden delicious apples up front, makes me think farmhouse cider. I get some pineapple & passion fruit as this warms along with grapefruit, plus dryness & booze hints. Finishes with grapefruit, tartness, & more green apple

MF: Light/medium bodied with fairly vigirous carbonation

This one got better as this warmed, but still a sipper. I prefer my wheat wines fruittier

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 06:09:53 | More by russpowell
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml caged and corked bottle into a snifter. Split with trep and friends at a Thanksgiving beer tasting.

Pours a brassy, burnt orange with a nice clarity and an excellently retained, off-white head. Above-average lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma was mainly mandarin orange, backed by lots of wheat and zesty citrus peel and hops.

Flavor starts with citrus-rich lemon and orange notes, and the middle is rich in wheat. The wheat presence is a bit weak, with only a trace amount of lingering sweetness from the grains. Body is viscous and thick, with a sharp booze finish that lends itself to a pinch of citrus bitterness. Although Two Brother's made a tasty wheatwine, I probably won't be seeking this one out again. Par for the course.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2008 05:38:58 | More by wagenvolks
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4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is the first wheat wine i have had... but i figure that it had the characteristics of a weizen beer in its ways and a barley wine in its ways. i'll work with the alternative takes of other beers i've had and those two styles.

come a bit darker then a hef. a bit more amber with a less dense head... white with little to no lace. smell is sweet like a wheat beer with an acidic aspect to it... taste is of lychee and baker's yeast. lightly acidic with a white grape quality. mineral grape skin quality in the hop. very light hop. with a mild effect of a malt in the wheat. i'm surprised that this packs a disclosed 10% alcohol. closest thing i've had to it was the allagash victoria... this is smoother. yet not as complex. goes down quite easy.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 08:56:30 | More by rtepiak
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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2007 from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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