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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: 13 | FT: 3
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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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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From: Friar Tuck, Savoy, IL
Date: 2012 vintage
Glass: Tulip

Two Brothers' Bare Tree is a pale caramel, malt syrup, and bread-with-ethanol forward beer, a slow sipper for those colder nights of fall and winter. I was not impressed by the fairly uninventive flavor profile of the beer, which makes the ethanol less worth consuming, but at least this was not a "hot mess" of burning alcohol. Not one I'd return to again, particularly for $7.50 per bottle.

Pours a 1cm head of slightly off-white bubbles, small in size and fairly well-packed, yielding a frothy appearance, but this quickly fades in under one minute to a thin ring around the glass and a few dots of residual foam atop the body of the beer. Lacing is present, though minimal, a small collection of lines and dots cling to the walls of the glass. Body is a vibrant copper orange color, with light bringing out bright orange hues. Carbonation is visible through the hazy (30-40% opaque) body, low in amount and activity.

Aroma of malt syrup, pale caramel, bread, slight cracker, and ethanol. Very smooth, rich, and heavy, more syrupy and sweet than a doppelbock's heavy toast and dark caramel flavor.

Overall flavor palette of heavy pale caramel, toasted and untoasted wheat bread, some yeast phenolics, slight acetone, and sharp ethanol. Front of palate picks up heavy, though pale-flavored caramel with some toasted bread crusts, mild yeast-produced phenolics, and mild ethanol. Mid-palate of thick, though pale-flavored caramel, mild wheat bread, spicy phenolics, slight acetone, and moderate ethanol. Back of palate finds rich and heavy caramel malt, sharp phenolics, equally sharp ethanol. Aftertaste is of thick, pale-flavored caramel, light wheat bread, mild phenolics, and modest, though noticeable, ethanol.

Beer is heavy-bodied, with low levels of carbonation, giving this a slightly foamy (1/5), but mostly smooth (4/5) mouthfeel that's appropriate for the heavy, sipping style and beer that this is. Ethanol can be fairly easily felt in the nostrils, on the tongue and back of the throat: expected given the 11% ABV, yet still a bit disappointing in its obviousness. Closes dry, with moderate stickiness on the palate and lips.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber, not much of a head and it disappears quickly. Lots of suspended yeast.

Large Belgian yeast presence. Wheat is faint and the body had notes similar to apple cider.

Tastes a lot lighter than expected. Wheat is is the dominant on the front end but quickly disappears into a Belgian boozy finish.

Carbonation is there though not visible. Sticky feel that has an oddly crisp finish seeing that there is not a whole lot of carbonation.

Overall a good crisp Belgian that has a nice yeasty backbone but is rather light considering all the booze and suspended yeast that is in it.

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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.

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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."

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12.7oz bottle, looks larger than it is...
I wasn't sure about pouring the yeast or leaving it in the bottle, so I opted to pour it into the glass revealing a murky, syrupy, golden colored ale with a nearly non-existent head - only a thin ring of white foam. Aromas are sweet and pleasant with wheat, yeast, honey, booze, juicy fruit gum, mandarin. Tastes are similar to aroma - hot booze, wheat, juicy fruit, mandarin, yeast, honey, faint clove and banana. Mouth-feel is thick, chewy, syrupy, full body - too full? Lower on carbonation and is definitely a sipper. Overall, maybe I should have aged this a bit to let everything meld a bit; the alcohol is pretty hot. It was good, but cloyingly sweet at times. The mandarin flavors I was picking up were somewhat distracting as well.

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Pours deep golden with some sediment. Little head.

Light caramel and honey in the nose. Some floral notes.

Medium body with more light honey. More fruity caramel notes some light grape characters. Hints of alcohol but it has mellowed from what I would have initially thought. Low carbonation with some yeast phenolic a and acetone. A sipper but easily sipped upon.

Chewier as It warms. More bready atributes. No hops to speak of but some spicy character. A tasty wheat wine for sure. I am not sure what a longer aging process would yield but this tasty and perfect for a cold night

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