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RATINGS: 410   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (257) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2012 on tap from Daily Growler, UA. Orange gold pour. Aroma of wheat, sugar, butter. Tastes of bread, orange, lemon, wheat, biscuit, toffee. - 7.0

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
NeoHippie2 (991) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Golden orange pour with a white head. Aromas of light malts and notes of honey, light spice. Flavor is similar. Not nearly as complex or robust as I would have liked

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ChiTownDeadhead (11) - Northbrook, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Not a weiss or barley wine. Very bland and nothing distinctive. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2233) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Amber colored pour. Small white head. Little bit of lacing. Malty. Not bad. Little grainy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (787) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
2013 Bottle. Pours a clear, medium amber, thin white head with mediocre retention and lacing. Nose is hints of barnyard funk, honey, malt, vanilla, wet cardboard. Mouth is medium-full bodied, creamy wheat prevalent on the palate, slick on the tongue, mild sweetness, with caramel, oakiness, vanilla, golden raisins, some light breadiness and tobacco on the finish. I might have to pick up another bottle and see how this ages.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
S_Side_Smitty (457) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
UPDATED: APR 26, 2014 2013 vintage. Pours orange-gold with a minimal white head. Aroma is celery and tomato soup - strange. Taste is very light and mildly sweet spaghetti o’s. My friend says, "it eats better than it fucking drinks". I said, "drink your fucking spaghetti o’s and shut up!". Addendum: After further thought (the next day), this one had to be infected. Will give it a second try at some point. Made for great diatribe, though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (375) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Une curiosité qui a attiré mon regard lors de mon plus récent passage en Floride, ce vin d’orge fermenté avec une levure de Weizen, entre autres, est cuivrée et légèrement voilée avec une mousse quasi inexistante. Au nez, ça sent carrément les Werther’s Original avec ses franches arômes de beurre au caramel. La texture en bouche est très épaisse et sirupeuse, le caramel et le malt en abondance étant les acteurs principaux. Vanille et fruits confits sont également de la partie. C’est lourd, c’est cochon et c’est super bon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1001) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft at the Sybarite Pig. Snifter pour. Dark brown and slight oily pour. Some small head and lacing throughout. Aroma was deep notes of malts, woody booze, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and fruit. The taste was slightly less complex but good overall. The caramel and toffee faded into a wood barrel booziness at the end. Hints of vanilla, banana, and spices as well. Full body and moderate carbonation. Would love to have another.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (328) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Murky golden color and sweet yeasty aroma with a sweet Belgian flavor. A lot of honey long flavor. Pleasant to drink with no bitter hop and a slight fizz on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6368) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 12.7oz corked bottle, 2008 vintage, shared by beerpig317. Moderately hazy golden orange color. Lots of yeast particles suspended in the body of my sample. Minimal head, no lace. Light tartness. Moderate sweet, light bitter, light alcohol warmth. Nice wheat base, light lemon citrus. Dry texture. Some notes of oxidization. Bigger body, kind of slick. Lightly soft, lighter carbonation. OK wheat barley. This vintage tastes a bit past it’s prime right now. 7/2/6/3/13

Re-rate from a 2013 bottle, thanks to kammeraj. 5/19/2014
: 12.7oz bottle. Clear golden orange color. Thin bubbly white head. Doesn’t leave much lace. Earthy hop, some good bready biscuity malt, light bit of orange citrus. Good moderate bitter taste, moderate sweet, light heat. Smooth, very light carbonation. Lightly slick, light drying finish. Bigger body. Satisfying texture to this, a bit easier drinking. Solid, enjoyable stuff. Reasonably easy drinking. Good hop component still alive here, not too sweet. Yeah, I much prefer this beer fresh.


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