RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidemaster (336) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Interesting vintage. It has a spicy banana taste to it. It does not have a distinct aroma. It has a nice rich oak finish which really helps to give this a nice complex flavor. It had a bitter finish.

jtclockwork (17343) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2017
bottle. 2008. Pours gold white head - nose and taste of apple, pear, alcohol and light petrol in the nose - medium body

rosskyle (772) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Served on tap at two brothers. Hazy orange color with a white head. Banana clove orange aroma. Clove banana orange lemon booze flavor. Medium heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Evolutionary (529) - Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2017
2013 from andersons. Nose is wheat and fruity sugars and alcohol. Smooth thick body with complex notes of everything - .bubblegum, banana, clove, wheat, apple, vanilla and apricot? Thick aftertaste lingers. 11% or more now that its almost 4 years old hides really well. This is great and Im glad I cracked it open.

islay (3036) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Half of a 12.7 oz. bottle, consumed on 8-26-16. 2012 edition, so there’s approximately 4 years of age on it. Juicy, malty aroma features a caramel scent. Belgian-esque smell. Yeasty, fresh, borderline fishy smell (but live, fresh fish, like lake water). Mineral aroma. Pours a hazy bronze, cloudy in the final pour. Suspended particulate. Good effervescence. Small amount of beige head. Sweet taste features flavors of cotton candy, bourbon, bread, and caramel muffin. Also apricot. Sweeter than ideal for me. Improves on multiple sips. Medium body. Forgettable palate effects. Overall, pretty good. It’s not really my thing but I eventually came to appreciate it. I found it too sweet at first but did come to enjoy it a good bit. Memorable.

GTAEgeek (2455) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2016
500 mL bottle, 2013. Pours a pale, bubbly orange, with a small, foamy, off-white head. The nose is butterscotch, toffee, corn syrup, light pecans, and resin. Cloyingly sweet, with a hint of bitterness that doesn’t come close to cutting the sweetness. Medium body, very sticky, lightly effervescent, and smooth. This is an oppressively sweet, thick, beer. Not poorly made, nor simple, just far too sweet.

Lubiere (14182) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
A golden wheat wine with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, sweet fruity banana malt with light cloves, alcohol warmth, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with loads of tropical fruits, light mineral notes, cloves, alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at Binny’s Lincoln Park.

bnokk (548) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2016
2006 in 2016. APPEARANCE-
Light orange amber color. Super hazy. A bit of sediment floating in the glass. NOSE-
Sweet fruity notes. Perhaps apricot. FLAVOR- feels very carbonated. Super unique flavors that I having a hard time describing. Thick mouth feel that is persistent long after I’ve taken my sip. It almost finishes like a Mead in depth and taste profile.

sebletitje (10421) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
Bouteille 37.5cl de Luekens, Dunedin. Anno 2013.
Couleur orange, col fin blanc-cassé.
Arôme est malté, impression de vieille levure, nez sucré rappelant une sorte de honey-wine. Rétro fleuri avec une petite touche ester banane.
Palais est légèrement boisé, chêne et vin blanc? Léger picotement en fin de bouche, note abricot, ester banane d’une levure Hefe. Retrouve un collant aux lèvres avec ce coté purée abricot. Effervescence est faible. Ok mais un combo qui ne joue pas en faveur de la bière, trop douce, style allemand, alcool bien là, mise en barrique qui apporte un peu mais cette impression de vieille bière qui nuit un peu au caractère final, et cela malgré ses 2 ans.

jjgmd (2264) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2015
With Z, pours a rusty dark copper orange pour with a small beige head . Nose is fruity and sweet with come tartness , spice and oak . Taste is very sweet, fruity with some spice and buried oak . Finishes on moderately long sweet dry notes . quaff score 7 /10

zgaier (1965) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle 2013. Pours orange with a white head and aroma of fruits, oak, and peppers. Taste is complex with oak and sweet fruity notes along with vanilla, peppers, caramel, and spicy yeast notes into the finish.

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