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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

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

djrn2, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

kylehay2004, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

nickfl, Feb 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

beernads, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Gonzoillini, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

WoodBrew, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

barnzy78, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

eawolff99, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Lovely85, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Immortale25, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Chugs13, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

MacQ32, Jul 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

bigbeers84, Sep 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ssimpson89, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
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
Photo of falloutsnow
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
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.

falloutsnow, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Hugonaut13, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Gotti311, May 12, 2014
Photo of Etan
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

MaseFace, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

pknyc, Apr 02, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.3%

Kyrojack, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

WesM63, Jul 25, 2014
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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2012 from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.