Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2012 | Two Brothers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
69%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 71 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Etan on 01-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
71
Liked:
49
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
12.86%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.83/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of emerge077
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of sweemzander
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy amber under a ½” cream colored foam collar that gradually reduces to a thick, sticky film. S: Fruit smells tropical, guava or perhaps apricot spiced with clove and coriander. T: White bread, tropical fruit, coriander, clove banana, citrus, with a moderate hop accent. F: Medium to medium full body, medium low carbonation O: this has more wheat character than the 2011. Good Wheatwine.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of MacQ32
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of TheBrewo
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2012 from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 69% out of 100 with 71 ratings
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