A number of the previous experiences that NeuFutur had with barleywines were not overly impressive. The beer tasted grainy and boozy without much in the way of other flavors that came into focus. It was very nearly enough to go and keep us from purchasing any other beers in that style. We received a bottle of the 2015 edition of Two Brothers’ Bare Tree, having such a dense and detailed set of experiences with the beer that we have to go back and taste test other efforts in the style.
The alcohol percentage high as it was (11.20%) was perfectly hidden and this beer which had sweet and candy sugar elements shifting well to a good straw and malt-heavy backbone in latter sips. The effort keeps well-balanced, ensuring that one would be able to pick out the constituent parts of the beer at any point. One has to wonder whether the glorious separation of tastes was not due to the aforementioned alcohol content.
Bare Tree is an unique beer with a number of twists and turns; fans of triples and Belgian strong ales will be able to find something to appreciate. Two Brothers’ annual Weiss beer is warming and refreshing, a beer for a shared experience proportioned out in an amount that one can get their night started well if they decide to polish off a bottle.
The 2015 edition of the Bare Tree Barley Wine Style Weiss Beer is limited and should be actively searched out by anybody that is a fan of well-composed beers or of any efforts that are able to have a dense set of flavors work together in harmony. We reviewed another Two Brothers beer, Ebel’s Weiss in the past. Check out the Two Brothers domain for more information about the full array of year-round and seasonal brews they craft, while a visit to their social media profiles is a perfect way to keep up to date about the availability of their latest efforts.
Bare Tree Barley Wine Style Weiss Beer (2015 Vintage) / Two Brothers Brewing / 11.20% ABV / http://www.twobrothersbrewing.com/ / https://www.facebook.com/TwoBrothersBrewing / https://twitter.com/TwoBrothersBeer