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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5974) - Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2013
12.7 oz bottle to tulip (shared with Brigadier). Looks good; a cloudy orange with white lacing. Smells of hefe yeast with notes of caramel, spices, oal, and light fruit, floral, and banana notes. Tastes like it smells with a sweet backbone. Good on the palate. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cbuk1013 (245) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Pours light golden. Smells like a lager. The taste is ok. A bit disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2013
Sampled from a 0.375l corked bottle from 2009 @ Top Hops Bottle Share (BA). Itís really loaded with sediments this, cloudy and golden/orange in color with not much of a head. The nose has lots of cellar notes, itís fruity and sweet, peaches, lots of apples and white sugar. The taste has again lots of cellar, wood, some sweet apples, green apple zest, woody vanilla hints and some stranger carrots and yeast things in the finish. Oh, not bad at all! 15.06.2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxcoinage (26) - Wauconda, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Poured from 12.7 oz bottle into tulip glass. Appeared - 2 inch head took a fair amount of time to settle. Color is a medium golden color. 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 Mourhfeel. - 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. Might pick this up again .

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (268) - 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 (7618) - 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 (1866) - 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 (1773) - 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 (10314) - 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.

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