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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2012 - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2012
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BA SCORE
87
very good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Etan on 01-22-2013)
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Reviews by ThickNStout:
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3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12.7oz bottle from Powderhornphil (thanks man!). No bottling date but I'm pretty sure I can narrow down the year... Served in a Boulevard tulip snifter.

Pours murky faded gold with a half finger of near white head. Head fades to a ring around the edge that leaves sparse dots as the only hint of any lace.

Smells of clove, yeast, bananna bread and pear.

Taste is strongly yeasty at first but as it warms many layers are revealed. All of the elements of the nose are there and then some. Bananna, cloves, pear, caramel, honey, wheat, citrus peel, marshmallow, bread, apple and simple syrup. A sweet mix with pleasant booziness present as well as that strong yeast character.

Medium thick, near syrup-like body with light carbonation. Long sweet honey/yeast/ alcoholic bananna cake finish.

Perhaps the most Belgian wheat wine I've tried. It came around as it warmed and turned out to be pretty darn good. I'm glad I was able to trade for two so I can try this again after another year or two. I think this will develop nicely.

ThickNStout, Apr 12, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

danthehopslamman, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a snifter)
A- After wrestling the cork out, there is a very gentle carbonation with lots of micro-jetsam swirling around a clear slightly dense aged copper body with a thin snow white head boiling away.

S- The metallic weizen yeast ester aroma has a touch of sweetness to it and some peppery phenols mixed with circus peanut esters that turn to banana notes.

T- The sweetness turns brassy as it opens and leads to a sweet ester finish with some alcohol taste. Then a bitter note lingers in the aftertaste.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a faint hint of fizz and turns more watery in texture with an alcohol heat in the finish.

O- This beer has some nice big spicy phenol and strong yeasty ester but the watery body with brassy bitterness so grow to strong.

rhoadsrage, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

DerekQXQX, Dec 24, 2013
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WoodBrew, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Gonzoillini, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

beersdmf17, May 29, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Into a krug the beer pours a murky saturated orange, visible yeast and a good finger of foam rising on the surface. As it sits, the foam settles and leaves behind a sticky halo of lacing, and retains a head well. After a few sips the surface still remains unbroken.

Banana creme pie aroma right off the bat, big banana esters, big wheatiness.

Impossibly creamy and smooth, slightly rich and slightly sweet, very tasty. As it warms there's a vague hint of alcohol, not unexpected. Praline and caramel drizzled bananas, along with some whipped cream fluffiness.

Think NG Imperial Weizen. Simply enjoy it for what it is, don't get too hung up on categorization.

emerge077, Feb 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

coffygrinder, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of yamar68
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours like a low-carbed wheat beer with plenty of sediment swimming about. A bit of lace and legging comes from a thin collar of paper white.

I'm surprised by the amount of bright wheat notes on the nose. Pale fruits... green apple, banana, white grape. Plus a good deal of traditional weisse beer stuff... clove, fruity yeast, cereal malts. I like it; the alcohol is well integrated.

In my opinion, this is what a wheat wine should be like... an imperial hefe, not overly sweet and not overly boozy. Well executed I think.

yamar68, Mar 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

bigbeers84, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

pknyc, Apr 02, 2013
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JohnnyChicago, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Etan
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

375ml from the recent release into a tulip.

A: Pours a golden-yellow body with a dense but small white head.

S: Lots of unmalted wheat and herbal esters in the nose. Banana and cloves, cream.

T: Follows the nose with plenty of wheat notes and fruity esters. Stone fruit, raw wheat, cloves, cakey pale malt. Light alcohol warmth on the end.

M: Medium-bodied with creamy carbonation.

O: Essentially a strong hefeweizen, which isn't quite a bad thing, but is sort of odd when you're calling it a "Barley Wine Style Weiss Beer."

Etan, Jan 22, 2013
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BKBassist, Feb 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

WKole81, May 25, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the tap at The Blind Tiger in New York, NY. It arrived in a generic tulip, glowing a rusted orange coloring. It held no head whatsoever, and expectedly no lacing to follow. It looked thick and syrupy, and the light carbonation rose slowly in the glass. There was a chill haze noted, but no sediment. The aroma was very much like a hefe, with clove, spice, orange peel bitterness, citric hoppy sweetness, big muskiness, and fusel booze, but everything was just stronger. To cut were lemon and honey sugars, and a savory saltiness on the far back. Our first impression was that there was an excellent hop component to it, with a cooling Belgian malt spiciness following nicely. As we sipped, strong Belgian malts, banana esters, walnuts, and baked banana breadiness started things off. These blended together, mixing with black pepper booziness and melted caramel sugars to cut. The peak came with citric hop bitterness, caramel and pale maltiness, and massive wheatiness to wash to the finish. Here we received pear and apple sugars, more pale and wheaty waves, creamy fruity esters, and continued hoppy bite of citrus and earthiness. The aftertaste breathed of white sugar rawness, cooked caramels, berry and pear fruitiness, and fresh whipped cream coolness. The body was full and syrupy, and the carbonation was medium. There was nice slurp, smack, cream, and froth to the sip, despite any trace of bubbles in it. The mouth was nicely coated and cooled. No real astringency ever comes, but a finite booziness helped to dry at the end. This was a definite sipper, but easy despite the large abv.

Overall, what we liked best about this beer was the flavoring. There was such a nice blending of boozy strength and Belgian sugars riding hard against that phenolic backbone, while spice swirled throughout. The aroma was on the light side, but things still smelled like a souped-up hefe. The feel helped to keep things slick and thick, and make it even more inviting. Finally, the big wheatiness of it never felt wet or soggy, helping to maintain freshness and esters, and keeping the raw truth to the flavoring.

TheBrewo, Mar 01, 2013
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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2012 from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.