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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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86
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: Etan on 01-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 15
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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Bright golden orange color. Good amount of sediment which comfortably rested in this brew. Virtually no head on this brew, I even tried a vigorous pour and nothing. Some carbonation managed to squeeze through the thick body.

Smell: Full bodied yeast aroma. Some medium to dark fruit along linger. Nice earthy clove accents. But the yeast really blasts through and gives the drinker a very enjoyable experience.

Taste: Some sweet barley accents at the front of this brew. Then the body makes its presence known. Really wonderful pear, tangerine, complex yeast, honey, and malt all mix together very well. The medium bodied fruits in this beer are the shining point no doubt. A very balanced Weiss beer.

Mouthfeel: A smooth mouthfeel makes this a very easy drinker. Creamy texture does not completely take over the palette but does a good job making you remember it. Not as much of a yeast aftertaste as I would have expected.

Overall: I had completely different expectations then what this beer actually was. Its labelled as a Barley Wine Style Weiss Beer, but I got a very little taste of the barley. Felt more like a traditional Weiss beer. Another really solid Two Brothers brew.

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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.

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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.

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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2012 from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.