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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2013 | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2013Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2013

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American Wheatwine Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in Cabernet barrels.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by DeanMoriarty:
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4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up in a trade with ksecler. 2013 vintage poured into a stemmed tulip.

Pours a light amber/straw-like hue, one inch white head dissipates to a small ring with noticeable lacing, slightly hazed with a small amount of sediment. Aroma is malty and fruity - hints of Belgian yeast in the mix as well. Big malt presence in this one, sweet red apples, burnt sugar, slight tartness and no presence of booze what so ever, finish is bitter. Refreshing and effervescent mouthfeel, light bodied but not thin.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The evolvement of Two Brothers' weisswine is quite tough to follow. With a twist or a turn in each year, no two flavors are quite the same. And with a few years under its belt, this '13 vintage shows maturity along with power.

Bare Tree '13 pours a golden snow globe. With proteins in suspention and a moderate honey haze putting its gaze across the session, a unique experience is about to unfold. A malty sweet scent seduces the senses and lures the nose close, saturating with caramel, honey and candy to suggest circus peanuts. Its taste is just as vivid as to give impressions of deep toffee, saltwater taffy and pulled candy to one again suggest those childhood candies, along with a vinous muscat fruitiness.

Equally as complex, the taste is full steam ahead with the caramels and doughy tastes. Woven complexities rise from beneath and tie into the taste with stone fruits of apricot, peach and cantaloupe. With the candied sweetness firm, and the finish looming, the taste of pawpaw, strong rosé and clove close the taste with a hint of minty hops with a light sawdust tone.

Full in a sugar-rich body, the flavor profile trends light and lessens the brunt of the beer although much of it might be psychological. Still, a mild carbonation allows for full saturation of flavor and a weighted play on the tongue. Warm and sweet, the taste finishes like creamy port wine with an herbal undertone.

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Photo of emerge077
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Somehow this is the 13th vintage of this beer i've had, (2001-2013). At some point I stopped caring about them, but seeing the last bottle of this vintage at a random shop piqued my curiosity again. "Ages 2-5 years" proclaims the label, it doesn't say anything about cabernet barrels, and doesn't really smell or taste like it either.

Pours a bright saturated orange, until the suspended yeast particles start to seep in halfway through the pour. Momentary skim that fades fast, leaving a thin ring of clumpy bubbles around the edges.

Aroma is all musty cork at first, with a sticky sweet oxidized malt element creeping in. Smells like old, oxidized beer. As it warms there's and oddly medicinal olive brine note.

Tastes ok in the sense that it's not bad, but it's not really good either. Syrupy sweet, heavily malty and yeasty, stale bread and year-old hefeweizen. Full bodied, slick and viscous, mellow carbonation. Warming alcohol, slightly nutty.
Overall I didn't really enjoy it, I remember the more recent drafts being better on draft.

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Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear drag golden yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a minuscule head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of malts soaked in wine barrels are present in the nose along with some hints of wheat.
T: The taste is much more complex than the smell and has additional hints of toffee towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer definitely tastes relatively strong, but the alcohol is well masked and doesn't detract from the taste.

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Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brenden
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer is a bright, clear-translucent medium orange. The head is lightly yellow-tinted pillow of creamy fluff roughly one finger tall. Retention is pretty strong, and lacing sticks moderately well.
Yeast, must, fruits, bubblegum, and a touch of pith comprise the nose with something like molasses underneath. A bit of ethanol sneaks some warmth in at the end.
The taste follows suit with strong overtones of earth and a twang of lemon coming in with the ripe fruits and bubblegum. Where the apple and something almost foggy translate from the aroma, a bit of pear is in here as well.
The fell is transitional, a medium body moving from downright chewy up front to crisp and biting in the middle to finish. There's a certain thickness in the mid-range, and it ends drier than it begins.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle bought at Beer Temple in Chicago, early September 2015. Love these series! A wheat barleywine that is not quite a wheatwine... or a barleywine. Ages gracefully, drinks easy. Grassy notes, earthy feel in the saison style. Some raisin and subtle sweetness. Vinousness.

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Photo of jkermitj
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a snifter
A: Hazy deep orange, no head
S: Wheat, rum, raisin (and not to plagarize but I get the circus peanut as well)
T: A bit of cream soda, toffee, wheat, and a sweet fruit I can't place
M: Full-bodied, smooth, somewhat sweet
O: Overall I'd say this has aged well and is a good example of the style

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Photo of bnes09
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Transparent orange color. Weak head with virtually no retention and minimal lacing.

Bright floral, fruity aroma with pears at the forefront. Complex and yeasty.

Pear is most prominent in the palate. High level of esters. Weakly herbal hop flavor. Very sweet overall character.

Full bodied. Slick texture. Weak carbonation.

Good for something different but probably won't be revisiting this one for a while.

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Photo of oldvines
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml green cork and caged bottle poured into a snifter.
2013 Vintage "This beer can be enjoyed now or cellared. 2-5 years"

A - Slightly heavier and less carbonated, the bubbles slowly rise to the surface through the faintly cloudy golden beer; it's white head lingering briefly to retain some aroma and decorate the snifter in spotty lace.

S - Wheat's typical soft and delicate nature in most wheat beers is greatly amplified in Bare Tree with a thick, heavier nose that almost resembles warm oatmeal. Banana and clove poke through the caramel sweetness and warming alcohol giving this wheat wine a complex nose.

T - Hefty caramel chew sweetness and abundant soft wheat make for a powerful beer up front while banana and clove hefeweiss-like notes dance on the tongue with warming phenolic alcohol on the finish.

M - Bare Tree's soft, creamy entry leads to an overall smooth body that, despite the lighter flavor, is pretty full. Livened up by gentle carbonation, the warming alcohol finish trails off with a "come back for another sip" dryness.

O - I remember the first time I had Two Brothers' Bare Tree in my craft beer infancy; it was revolutionary - eye opening. To this day, after all these beers, it still remains unique and complex, ripe with loads of wheat and suggestions of fruit and spice; almost the perfect transitional beer for the slowly warming days of spring that haven't yet let go of winter's chill.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from tap in a tumbler at Firkin.

It's been a while since I've had some of the beer that introduced me to the glory that wheatwines can be, so let's see how the most recent vintage (I think...) holds up to those lofty memory standards. It pours a mostly clear brass-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises candied orange peel, light bubblegum, mild banana peel, a hint of clove, and a good, strong touch of booze. The taste brings in more of the same, the booze and phenols running roughshod over the tongue, backed up by the orange. However negative that may sound, it's pretty tasty to me. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly smooth feel. Overall, this is still the tasty wheatwine I remember. It's admittedly a bit rough around the edges at the moment, but I could easily see myself taking down another pint were I so inclined.

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Photo of maz
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lucasj82
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of sendbeer
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShanePB
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of pat61
4.46/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wheaty nose – smells like a malt house early in the kilning joined by wine, fruit and a hint of must. It pours brilliant amber with a thin, lacy head that quickly dissipates to a film. It has a fruity palate, primarily peach with wheat notes – baguette – some light caramel and mild wine notes. It is thick, full bodied, almost oily with slightly below average carbonation.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2013 from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 82 ratings