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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This unique Barley Wine Style beer is brewed iwth 57% wheat, 43% barley, and German hops. We boil the 25.2 Plato wort for three hours. Then we start the fermentation with our Hefe Weizen yeast and finish it with a Scottish Ale yeast. Bare Tree is then oak aged for over one year before its release. The resulting product is extremely complex with flavors of caramel, melon, apricot, vanilla, oak, black pepper, and subtle banana. The flavors come in large part from the raw ingredients and this will vary from year to year. Bare Tree is ready to drink now, but like wine, will age in the bottle for the next several years. So, whether you decide to enjoy a bottle now or wait many years, the Two Brothers family offer a toast: "With every bare tree lives the promise of a new life." CHEERS. The 2002 vintage was aged in whisky and wine barrels.

Each vintage is rated here. Seperate vintages do not differentiate in recipe but do in their barrel usage. Because of this and Brewers Intent without changing of names or labels and leaving no differentiation for the beer drinker, these are not seperate listings. If Two Brothers decides to specifically market these products based on their barrel type in the future, changes can be made.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (262) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Cloudy dark yellow with minimal foam. Not much aroma. A little malt and hops. Sweet malty taste with some caramel. A little hops with a smooth finish. Thick slippery mouthfeel. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7186) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Tap at Kickbacks, Jacksonville. It pours hazy golden amber with a small white head. The nose is honey, sweet apple, pear, wheat, dough, light spice, golden syrup and stewed orange. The taste is oily, viscous, wheat, earthy, zesty orange, warming alcohol, spice, pear and melon with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium-full body, fine, prickly carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Decent stuff all-round..... yes itís too sweet, but still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1857) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Hazy gold pour, thin head, alcohol tinged with citrus aroma. Medium bitterness, lighter bodied barleywine than expected. Strong beer, streamlined on the malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 29, 2013
Has an interesting banana and clove type flavor not normally found in barleywines. The wheat flavor seems to give it a fuller body. Has an alcoholic burn to it. Might taste better with time, but not a huge fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1678) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2013
Amber pour with almost no head, some white lacing. Nice carbonation, nose is fruity / floral. Taste is ok, a bit muddled with lots of flavors bouncing around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10098) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
375 ml corked and caged green bottle 2011 vintage poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of wheat, straw, carmel, apple, banana and light clove. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of wheat, straw, citrus, light clove and light earthiness with a smooth lingering straw finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6980) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle, 2011 vintage. Medium orange-gold with fine particles in suspension despite a careful pour, and a thick dense off-white head that shows amazing retention until the last sip of a long-enjoyed glass. Aroma is sweet and fruity with light woody elements. Sticky fruit sweetness, melon and over-ripe peach, nearly syrupy but not quite, light spice, very little hops, and a pleasing mild tartness in the finish that saves this from becoming cloying. Soft mouthfeel. A pleasant sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
At Avery Strong Ale Fest 2013--hazy golden with a large foamy white head. Odd aroma with bubblegum and citric hoppiness with a golden grain undertone. Flavor is sweet and grainy with cereal tones alongside bubblegum and slight malty booziness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Steasy66 (962) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2011 bottle into snifter. Apricot colored, not head, but lots of bubbles, seems highly carbonated. Aroma is very wheaty and sour, not very appealing. Taste is also very sour and lemony. Iím wondering if this bottle is infected. Its a bit lagery, not very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
pours a rusty red/orange. aroma- clove and other spice, yeast, sweet malt. Taste- yeast, spice, sweet malt. This tastes a lot like a Belgian Trippel; a very sweet Belgian Trippel.

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