Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2011 | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2011Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2011

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:
"Barley Wine Style Weiss Beer"

Added by emerge077 on 11-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 96 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by kbutler1:
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2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle. 2011 vintage so a fresh one. Pours a nice copper color with a very slight white head that collars around the glass, looks like a fairly low carb beer. Biscuit, caramel, clove, and almost a slight banana aroma similiar to a belgian white. Medium mouthfeel. Hmmm, light caramel, banana, and spice. Minimal oak notes for me. Ever so slight bitterness in the end. MInimal alcohol notes. An interesting take on a Barley Wine.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of boozy wheat, with some orange citrus notes thrown in. The flavor is very similar. I get orange and coriander up front, with a strong wheat backbone. There is also a good amount of bubblegum, which I assume is from the yeast. The alcohol is also very noticeable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of jaminjohnson
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of pat61
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From tasting notes. L: Pours hazy prune tinted amber under a sudsy off-white 1” lacy foam collar. S: fruity malt nose with a hint of sherry. T: Melon, plum apple, caramel, pepper – not a big hop presence and not a lot of wheat character. F: Full body, medium low carbonation. O: A pleasant, easy to drink barley wine.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, whartontallboy!

(Aged for 2 years)

Golden orange with just a little bit of a haze. Largely clear, however. Small head and not a lot of retention, lace, or stick.

Wheat, banana, mild bubblegum in the aroma, along with a bit of black pepper, spice, and a citrus hop component, even after aging for a while.

Interesting combination of all of the above in the flavor as well. A bit of booze presence peeks through.

Slick medium bodied. Low-moderate carbonation.

An interesting take on a wheat wine. Not great, but sippable.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy to see one of the Two Brothers rare offerings available at my local I had to jump on this release, excellent stuff. Pours a glowing amber hue with a semi hazed body with a brilliant off what creme color. Aroma has a multilayered level of caramel banana glazed dessert like beer in a 12.7 oz green bottle corked and caged. Fine lacing forms down the sides of the glass as the head slowly dwindles down. Back to the nose there's more tart layers some raisin, sharp citrus notes and a bit of well hidden booze in the nose. Super sweet wheatwine lays heavy on the palate with over ripened caramelized bananas, sweet bulging raisins exploding, with caramel malt and alcohol swimming together in this crazy dessert beer. As you add the yeast sediment things actually come together and it mellows the sweetness a bit adding some complex dry and nutty characteristics. An oak barrel would do this beer justice right now it's a big explosive wheat beer full of banana clove and a bit of well hidden alcohol, I'm wondering how high the alcohol is in this one. Not much alcohol burn on the palate but a big chewy malt backbone leads the charge, a bit cloying but much more bearable with the yeast added into the glass moderate natural carbonation levels. Overall a creative big wheatwine that was more approachable than most of the big wheat beers I've attempted thus far. I really like this brewer and that may sway me to like it more than I would typically, but the beer speaks for itself. It makes a questionable style or something I uncomfortable about buying blindly a good decision.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Snow81
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of slasich
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaycase
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: cloudy, orange. very little head.

s: flowery, wheat, banana, clove.

t: much the same as the smell. some spiciness to it.

m: medium mouthfeel. low carbonation.

o: Not very noteworthy fresh. I've another bottle I'll age some and see what comes of it.

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Photo of Craftonly23121
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 oz. corked & caged bottle, served in a tulip glass.
Label artwork by Brett Hetelle, depicting a leafless tree growing from the Two Bros. swirly logo.

Deep saturated orange, glowing and reflecting lots of color. Thin layer of white foam across the surface, quickly dissipating into a swirling seafoam skim. Spotty lace and a thin ring at the edges of the glass.

Signature yeast notes of banana and clove, phenolic and spicy like a big weizenbock. Light notes of bubblegum and fried plantains in caramel syrup.

Full bodied and burly, some hints of warming alcohol and enveloping layers of wheat and malt complexity. The yeast contributes much of the flavor, with more of the banana and clove notes that begin with the aroma. Viscous feel, again very full bodied. "Watery" it is not, lol. Seems pretty potent, one to sip by a fire or some similar heat source. Not sure really how much the recipe varies from year to year, as it seems pretty much how I remember it in recent years past, minus the apricot flavors from last year.

Review #2200

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of ZPB
2.69/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Shared with dad and brother (thanks George). Opened after a few other shared bottles.

Poured from a 12.7 oz bottle into a tall glass. Cloudy orange amber color with very little head or foam lingering on the glass.

Smell is flowery and piney. Not overpouring and subdued.

Taste is true to its style. Flavor is subdued. Piney and citrusy notes. The Belgian yeast appears in the finish.

Mouthfeel is undercarbed and a bit watery.

I enjoyed the company I shared this beer with much more than the beer itself. I would not purchase or drink again.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2011 from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 96 ratings