Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2007 | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2007Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2007
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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2007Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2007

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Vancer on 05-19-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by abankovich:
Photo of abankovich
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very little head poured out with this one and a small amount of visible carbonation. A murky orange color with no lacing as the beer moved down the glass.

Orange and coriander immediately poured out in the nose along with some subtle spices, bread and banana.

The taste on this one actually made me think of a strong witbier more than anything else with some spicey, bready & mild citrus flavors. Not much alcohol was noticeable at all and there was some malt on the back end.

The mouthfeel has some mild carbonation with a light to medium body. The drinkability on this one though is very high in my opinion. It went down very easily and I wish I knew the ABV on it. Regardless of that, this was a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large bottle, caged and corked. Pours typical medium amber, semi cloudy, light tan head, moderate in development and retention and leaving a nice tiny bubble film along with extensive scattered lace left on the glass. A mighty sniff reveals soft tropical fruits and some powdered sugar. Smooth, easy drinker, more soft and sweet fruit notes, bananas, melon, vanilla , honey, light toasty malts. Dangerously drinkable, alcohol completely out of sight, I wonder what the ABV is, their web site has no mention of this beer let alone any of the details. On the sweet side, w/o any hop note to speak of. Enjoyable enough and clearly a quality creation. However it is a wee bit thin and lacks the complexity and depth of flavors of the all stars of the style. Would go great with some dessert and a lazy tropical night.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer pours a light copper-orange body with big bubbled carbonation racing to the surface. There is a thin film of white bubbles that is the head for about half a glass.

S- The yeasty plastic note gives way to a club soda aroma and a floral perfume hint that increases as the beer warms. There are some soft green hop hints in the finish.

T- There is a light tart pucker note that turns lemony as the beer warms. This gives way to a soft yeasty white wheat note that is a bit soapy in quality. This beer finishes with a soft pine hop note.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with no alcohol heat at all.

D- This beer is not a wheatwine and no where near the amazing caliber of the early wheatwines in this series. This is a lot like a run of the mill Belgian pale ale with some nice subtle wheat notes and hops to suppport it but it is mostly yeasty flavors. It is an ok beer but nothing to put in the cellar.

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Photo of deliriumfest
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed on 1/17/09

750ml bottle

First of all, tasting this beer never crossed my mind as I hadn't even heard of it until it was brought out at the January Twin Cities BA Gathering. Poured a cloudy copper color without much head. The aroma was sweet and candy-like with some citrus and spice. The taste was very sweet like a barley wine usually is and the fruit was present again. Mouthfeel was almost creamy and it was very easy to drink. I doubt I will ever have the opportunity to try this one again but I definitely enjoyed it.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

Photo of russpowell
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from czoch75, Thanks Clint!

Pours a semi-hazed apricot with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Viscous look to this one, plus above average head retention & lacing

S: Cidery notes, pineapple & peppery yeast

T: Tartness, green, dryness & golden delicious apples up front, makes me think farmhouse cider. I get some pineapple & passion fruit as this warms along with grapefruit, plus dryness & booze hints. Finishes with grapefruit, tartness, & more green apple

MF: Light/medium bodied with fairly vigirous carbonation

This one got better as this warmed, but still a sipper. I prefer my wheat wines fruittier

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Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap, poured into a Saison glass, because this place doesn't know what a snifter is....

A - Orange body with basic head and no lacing.

S - Lots of clove, sweet apple aromas, mild, pleasent, with balenced alcohol notes. My wine and friend said they smelled burnt sausage and rotting crabapples. Just figured I mention that...

T - Lots of clove spice in the mouth. Very similar to most weizenbocks, with some dark fruits and banana tartness. Hops are balencing, piney, and dead on for style.

M - Lighter in body and crisper on the tounge than I expected.

D - Plenty drinkable, and I would enjoy this when given to me, but it lacked the complexity that I would expect. Fine, not classic.

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Photo of emerge077
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened this up for Hack's pre-FOBAB 2010 throwdown.
Review from notes...

Gentle pour into a wine glass gave it a slim cap of white foam. Not much lacing, though the head stayed for the duration of the glass. Bright clarity, deep saturated orange-gold.

Dried apricot nose, a tiny bit musty. Not offensive, but something seemed slightly odd about it. The fruit was pretty sweet, almost like canned peaches in syrup. Flavor was big on the fruit too, pear, apricot, with an overripe quality. Thankfully it wasn't cloying, and the finish was very clean and somewhat dry. Not much wheat or malt character, it seemed like a yeast driven flavor profile. Low carbonation, appropriate for an aged wheatwine. Medium bodied and not syrupy. The bottle was split 4 ways, which was about 6-8 oz. apiece, pretty much the ideal serving for this beer. It would be a hard one to tackle solo...

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml with a very awesome label poured into a Corsendonk Christmas Ale stemmed glass. No date besides the 2007.

A - Slightly hazy golden color with a bit of carbonation and a thinner foamy off-white head with good retention and a touch of lacing.

S - Complex aromas of yeast, fruity esters of apricots and pears, wheat, light malts, and spicy alcohol. Very fantastic smelling. Faint hop aromas of slight citrus and fruits.

T - Rich and delicate fruity flavors of white grape, pear, and apricot. A bit of citrus tartness and a tiny alcohol spice. Caramel malts are present but sit behind a strong wheat flavor.

M - Effervescent on the tongue but fairy smooth and creamy going down.

D - As a different barley wine, its fantastic. A good fruitiness compliments the wheaty grist very well and contributes to this beer's fantastic drinkability.

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Photo of CaptainNomihodai
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 received as part of the beating I received in the Fight Club Rnd 2 BIF... Czoch75 hit with dozens of bottle blows... I've been sitting on this since. Tonight it gets cracked as part of my continuing wallowing in poverty and an overflowing cellar... poured into my Delirium goblet.

2 finger head .... great lacing but no real cap and shoddy retention.. the brew is a beautiful golden.

Nose is so fruity.. lemon.. apricots... dried peaches... interesting but reminds me of a big Belgian pale.

Flavor has the same cornucopia of fruits punctuated by a bit of estery banana and some spicy phenols.. very much tastes like a lesser BSPA.. the body is on the thicker side.. and the carbonation is medium.. a bit of a smooth and somehow slick mouthfeel.. a bit sweet as I work toward the bottom of the glass.

I am digging this one, but it is a tad too sweet.. the alcohol is surprisingly well hidden.. I really think some hop bitterness and some well placed hop flavors could help balance the overall brew better.

Thanks again Clint.. a pretty interesting brew, but I think I had higher hopes.


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Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber in color with ruby highlights. Decent amount of rocky head on the pour. Smell is fruity and sweet. Taste has more of the fruit flavor in it as well as some yeast. I have to be perfectly honest. This tastes more like a belgian tripel than it does a barlewine. Smooth and a easy drinker considering the ABV. Good beer.

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Photo of Yesac
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On trade from jwinship83. Thanks!

A- Transparent golden yellow in color. Small white head.

S- Hint of yeast, fruits.

T- Sweet ripe fruits up front, followed by tart and sourness over powering the flavors. Some light malt toastiness at the finish.

M- Light and thin, medium carbonation.

D- I was expecting a bareywine, hence the name on the bottle. I wish I had more to say about this beer, but it lacks complexity everywhere except appearance. This was a sour mess overall.

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Photo of lightindarkness
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle, caged and corked, into a trappist goblet.

Pours a clear (from the top of the bottle) amber with some nice depth of color. A soft cap of off-white foam rises nicely and settles down to around an eighth of an inch, hanging on with some purpose.

Nose has plenty of syrupy wheat character with a touch of complexity. Banana, coriander, and a slight alcohol ester, with a mildly phenolic background. Clover, honey, and fresh autumn leaves. Not overly strong, but rather pleasant.

Taste begins with some peppery notes and coriander spice. Fills in with honey sweetness and a clinging feel. Medium fuller body oozes light sweet flavors of clover, banana, honeydew, and bready sweet rolls. Mild malt base holds the lighter sweet flavors together with a nice subtlety. Again, mild phenolic press toward the finish, then vanishes into a softly sweet fading yeasty and wheat flavor.

Really very drinkable. The mild sweetness is pleasant and tame, with plenty of fruit and yeast flavor balanced over the wheat. easy to drink regardless of whatever the mystery abv might be. A wheat beer with some body and full character. Would go very nicely with some cheese and fresh fruit.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle a long time ago at Famous Liquors in Lombard, IL. Had tried to bring this out at many different tastings, but never really got around to it. Finally busted it out over the weekend. Nothing great, but not exactly terrible either.

A: Pours a slightly-cloduy gold with touches of apricot coloring and a nice white head.

S: Nice amounts of fruit and a bit of crispness. Some light generic malt sweetness in the background.

T: Pear and light notes of stone fruits. Definite wheat character, taken a bit to the extreme by the style. Some cloying sweetness, but nothing really came along with it...really had to strain to pick out the various fruit notes.

M: Medium body with good carbonation.

D: Not too bad at all for the style, which isn't one of my favorites. All around, a pretty solid effort and it was worth trying.

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Photo of Ryan011235
1.96/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a snifter on 11/30/09

A - Dense amber/orange color; cloudy & murky. Quite a bit of floating sediment. Poured a thin head that seems intent to stay that way. Ok retention without a lot of lace.

S - Extremely tart & sour nose. Way over-ripe fruits aren't particularly discernible. Maybe something along the lines of apricot, orange & tangerine. Wheat overtones with toasted bread buried in the back. Some booze in there. An acrid aroma along the lines of rotten tomatoes or tomato paste; very weird & rather gross. Not sure what the hell accounts for such a thing.

T - Thankfully, not as bloody potent as the nose. Wheat notes upfront that are prevalent throughout. Over-ripe fruit profile is less intense than the aroma implied, though there's still a tartness & sourness to it via orange & apricot. Toasted malt backdrop. Light residual hop bitterness.

M - Medium body. Carbonation is odd - on one hand it has ample carbonation without being zesty; on the other, it an underlying flatness that manifests toward the middle & finish. The flavors that linger on the finish aren't very pleasant.

D - Not enjoyable at all. It could be worse, I suppose. Maybe it would have done better while it was still fresh. I'll likely never know because I'd be hard pressed to give Bare Tree another shot.

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Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of dfillius
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a snifter
A: ! finger of white head with excellent retention after a moderate pour. A pillowy and fine head. Gorgeuos cloudy dark gold liquid.

S: Banana and clove wheat beer aroma. Vanilla and spicy notes linger as well, so nice!

T: A bit of citric bite at first, then lots of wheaty malt flavor. A beautifully tasty beer but tastes a lot like a wheat beer. Delicious, but does it warrant the designation of "Wheat wine"? It's definitely stronger and richer than most wheat beers, but neg. points only for false advertising.

M: Smooth and velvety with perfect carbonation.

D: Very good. This is a beer that I want more of.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - glass number one pours a clear orange/golden color. A healthy two fingers of eggshell colored head set up, fed well by a steady bead off the bottom etching. Heavily clouded on the final glass as you might expect. Quite a pack of yeast on the bottom.

Aroma - heavy and grainy is the impression I get. Smells like a stiff bock beer. Throws off some tobacco notes as it warms.

Taste - a grainy, slightly metallic taste at first, but that fades. An initial sour presence is lemony, lighter, kind of like a toned down Berliner Weiss. It overshadows the grain a little too much in the early going. As the palate adjusts, this beer starts to shine. The tartness takes on a very wine-like character The swallow and finish show plenty of yeast and a drying edge of bitterness that's potentially winy. It really tastes like you might think a wheat wine ought to - grainy with a white wine dryness, tannic quality.

Mouthfeel - very crisp, a definite burp generator. A champagne feel but smoother on the palate thanks to the wheat and quite complementary.

Drinkability - I appreciate the good effort but I'm not gravitating to this beer. It is one to try though.

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Photo of UA8
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy golden amber with a two finger thick off white head.

S- Apricots, pears, sweet malts, a touch of spice.

T- Pears, apricots, lemon citrus twist, light malt sweetness, a touch of spice and a hint of warming alcohol.

M- A bit thin but to be honest I have little experience with the style. Medium carbonation.

D- This stuff goes down killer easy for how high the abv is. I have to say this stuff tastes A LOT like Weihenstephaner Hefe which is one of my favorite wheat beers. As the beer warms there are some funny background notes that come out of sweetness and spiciness. It made it a one glass for the evening beer for me.

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Photo of foogerd
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Cloudy orange/copper body, some off white head which dies out quickly.

S- Pear juice, yeast, a touch of vanilla.

T- Really sweet, a burst of juicy candy fruit sweetness. I think it would be best to compare this to lychee juice in a good way! It has a pear and slight green grape taste througout. In a way its sweetness is one dimensional, but in a totally tasty way.

M- Typical Wheatwine consistency, fluffy and full, lots of carbonation here.

D- If you like the flavor as much as I did you can really conquer this 750 ml bottle on your own, its that tasty. The alcohol was no where to be seen at this point in the aging process.

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Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of travishardy929
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Wildman
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a cloudy light amber color and formed a white bubbly head that left latticed lace as it subsided. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, wheat, pepper and a hint of caramel. The flavor was of malt, wheat, corindar and butterscotch. The body is medium and the finish slightly astrigent. It would probably use a little more again, since it seems light on flavors.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a foggy gold with a thin crème head. Nose is a lot of dough and some spiced tones. Flavor is weird. Tangy sweet and too much so. Balance is very much lacking. Tangy citrus tones shriek in my mouth. Feel is okay. Decent on the liquid and the carbonation has a bit of a bite to it. Overall I find this nearly unpleasant to drink. Maybe I am missing something, but I don't really see where this was supposed to be.

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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2007 from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 39 ratings