Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2012 | Two Brothers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.81/5
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
pDev:
12.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
Trade:
2
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3.22/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12.7 oz bottle into tulip glass with 2 inch head that settled fairly quick. Color is hazy golden . Appears to be a bit of yeast sediment

Aroma is faint but getting some banana , clove, and some peach

Taste starts off tasting like a hefe as the aroma would indicate. Settles into a bit of fruity sweetness with a crisp finish

Mouthfeel. - carb is a bit low might be due to the age. Its a bit creamy too which I like.

Overall - refreshing summer beer. The alcohol burn hits you a few seconds afterwards but besides that its pretty well hidden. Found this in a small liquor store a couple of weeks ago, I might pick this up again .

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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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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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber, not much of a head and it disappears quickly. Lots of suspended yeast.

Large Belgian yeast presence. Wheat is faint and the body had notes similar to apple cider.

Tastes a lot lighter than expected. Wheat is is the dominant on the front end but quickly disappears into a Belgian boozy finish.

Carbonation is there though not visible. Sticky feel that has an oddly crisp finish seeing that there is not a whole lot of carbonation.

Overall a good crisp Belgian that has a nice yeasty backbone but is rather light considering all the booze and suspended yeast that is in it.

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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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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap

Appearance-Hazy deep gold, small white head that lingers a bit.

Aroma-Banana, clove, appricots, bready, litttle bit of alcohol

Flavor- Sweet but balanced, light bready malt, cloves, banana, fruity esters, alcohol warmth

Mouthfeel- Full, somewhat chewy, medium carb, smooth

Overall- I liked this beer, I don't think I could drink more than one at a time but an enjoyable sipper on a nice summer night. I'd like to try it with another year or so age on it to see how it develops.

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Bare Tree Weiss Wine Vintage 2012 from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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