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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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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 4
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Etan on 01-22-2013)
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

05-25-2013 04:45:49 | More by WKole81
Photo of falloutsnow


3.21/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 04:18:32 | More by falloutsnow
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

06-18-2013 06:16:05 | More by beernads
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-25-2013 21:53:20 | More by Kaveman
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-09-2013 14:12:02 | More by gpawned
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 01:54:21 | More by Fcolle2
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3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 11:08:35 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
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."

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 23:07:00 | More by Etan
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3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 04:06:22 | More by barnzy78
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-21-2013 02:19:47 | More by Gonzoillini
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-02-2013 22:17:56 | More by pknyc
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-18-2013 04:47:58 | More by ssimpson89
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-23-2013 18:28:59 | More by BtownIrish20
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-13-2013 05:26:19 | More by ravot
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-12-2014 12:53:33 | More by Gotti311
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-12-2013 02:42:18 | More by damienblack
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-06-2014 23:53:15 | More by djrn2
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3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12.7 oz bottle into tulip glass with 2 inch head that settled fairly quick. Color is hazy golden . Appears to be a bit of yeast sediment

Aroma is faint but getting some banana , clove, and some peach

Taste starts off tasting like a hefe as the aroma would indicate. Settles into a bit of fruity sweetness with a crisp finish

Mouthfeel. - carb is a bit low might be due to the age. Its a bit creamy too which I like.

Overall - refreshing summer beer. The alcohol burn hits you a few seconds afterwards but besides that its pretty well hidden. Found this in a small liquor store a couple of weeks ago, I might pick this up again .

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 02:27:26 | More by maxcoinage
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3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 03:25:33 | More by ThickNStout
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3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap

Appearance-Hazy deep gold, small white head that lingers a bit.

Aroma-Banana, clove, appricots, bready, litttle bit of alcohol

Flavor- Sweet but balanced, light bready malt, cloves, banana, fruity esters, alcohol warmth

Mouthfeel- Full, somewhat chewy, medium carb, smooth

Overall- I liked this beer, I don't think I could drink more than one at a time but an enjoyable sipper on a nice summer night. I'd like to try it with another year or so age on it to see how it develops.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2013 18:28:13 | More by LI_PO12
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South Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazed golden copper with half a finger of near white head. Fairly weak head and retention. Lacing is poor

S - honey wheat, boozy heat, slightly lemony and strong Belgian yeast aromas.

T - As it smells, nice and clove yeasty as well. Honey wheat followed by ample belgian boozy spice burn

M - Lighter bodied but slightly sticky/chewy. Decent carbonation

O - A great combination of big lemony grassy wheat and belgian/barley alcohol burn.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 23:44:27 | More by MacQ32
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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2012 from Two Brothers Brewing Company
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