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RATINGS: 420   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle, Pours clear honey w/ zero head, aroma is dominated by sour Brett and some Munich malt, flavor is thin and sour w/ only trace malt present, pleasing but not exceptional

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3488) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2010
12.7 oz bottle, 2008. Clear copper with white froth along the sides. Nose is banana, candi and dough. Medium body with flabby carb. Taste is watery pineapple juice, apricot and school paste. Weird but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Murky yellow pour with almost no head. Aroma is tart with malt and bananas. Taste has a little sour note at first but then evens out to be a pleasant malt with hints of vanilla. 2008 vint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2017) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Date: July 3, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Beer Tasting, Bloomington, MN Appearance: Semi-opaque with slight head Aroma: Wheat/Grain Flavor: Consistent with aroma Other: I did not get all the flavors mentioned in the description. This sounded much better than the taste turned out to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1423) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2011
2011 Bottle ; pour is murky dark gold with a fine bubbled off white head in this glass - light, spotty lacing is present here. The nose is heavy on the fruit esters, bubblegum, light spice note, caramel, and sweet breads really. The flavor profile I found a bit on the disappointing side, honestly. It begins a little hollow overall - there are fruit esters present, of peaches and honey - sweet breads are present, with a peppery subtlety - there are weizen elements but they are on the mediocre side - I just wasn’t impressed at all with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1776) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Belgian yeast. More like an abbey tripple than a barley. The belgian yeast really coves up any flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2003
My hopes were dashed when I smelled the familiar scent of a certain striped mammal upon lifting the cap from this beer. Some sharp citrus and mustiness, luckily, penetrated that sour mask. Poured a cloudy orange, with a thick, creamy white head and rather foul-looking greenish yeast sediment. Flavor was sharp, tangy, and biting, with wheat and citrus leading a wave of flavors, finishing with moldy, musty apricots and a rather bitter hops bite. Closer to a Witbier or a Tripel than a barleywine. Strange and ultimately unsatisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2005
Cloudy orange color with no head. Strong fruity and yeasty aroma, slightly reminiscing of a saison. The flavor is sour, fruity and acidic. Light body, vinous texture, very soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2005
a 2002 bottle, a hazy amber color, decent amount of white head, fruit and typical wheat sweetness on the nose. flavor was fruity/citrusy, along with sweet wheat flavor. very thin body, nothing like any other barley wine i have ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2005
2004 bottle. No where near the 2001 bottles. Nose is a jumble of some soured fruit and a sweet maltiness,shit I like at least a bit of hops . Taste is very non-descript.Sorry

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