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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
Bomber. 2011 vintage. Malty nose (wheat is not so strong); sugar and buttery notes. Bright yellow. Mild malty initial; wheat flavors come on in mid palate, along with some good hopping; final is balanced. Thin-medium body. Nice enough, but not outstanding in any facet. Maybe needs a year or two to develop,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
375mL thanks to Greg at PPG. Pours a clear deep golden, no head. Odd nose with candies, detergent, phenolic. Taste is thinner, toffee, caramel, some thinning lemonade finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2008 bottle courtesy of Greg at Paradiso Georgetown, thank you sir! Hazy golden color, small cream colored head. Aroma of lime, fresh tropical fruit. Taste is bittersweet lychee fruit. Interesting stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (873) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2011 bottle. Pours a very light golden color. The aroma has a crispness to it, almost like a very strong lager with an intenseness to it. The taste is decent. Nothing sticks out about it though. Usually expect more from a barleywine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6371) - Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Old rate. this was 09. Very much vanilla and caramel. Not really a weizenbock type feel but more of a barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (613) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle - 2008 Vintage. Tough cork to pop, but little carbonation noted upon opening. Pours a murky, sediment littered orange/brown with little head and no lacing. Aroma is full of light fruit, some booze, woody notes and grass - interesting, if not overwhelming. Flavor is very cider like - dry, light fruits, heavy apple note mid way through, yeasty, catching some of the pepper as well. Slight sour note in the background at all times. Palate is very dry, bordering on cottony...relatively full bodied. This would fit very well into the ’intriguing’ category in my book - unlike anything I’ve ever had, though I don’t know if I’ll be searching another out in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (891) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Sampler on tap. Pours a hazed golden with a healthy khaki head. Aromas of lemon, grass, cloves, spicy peppery yeast, some honey and ginger, even a meaty quality. Taste is pretty sweet with a touch of bitterness and tartness. Palate is fuller, toward syrupy with some heat and a lingering tart finish. An interesting brew for sure with its own thing going on. Not sure I could do more than maybe a 6 ounce pour, but certainly worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1022) - Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2012
clear dark orange,not any head or pft opening the cork,low carbonation. Aroma is somewhat sour with corriander/orange spice,pepper,ginger,floral,mainly of a tart/sour aroma. Taste is better than aroma not so sour,with a nice slick malt,somewhat buttery,with a smooth carmel,mild floral some orange and spice.Slight vannilla oak rich strong beer but not too boozie but does have a slight wisky/bourbon quality to it.MIld orange ridy,pepper spice slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vir4030 (489) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Light cloudy blonde with thick head as a sample at hop juice. Strong aroma. Definite aged. Flavor strong hops.

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