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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
We brewed this over blown version of an Altbier to celebrate the life of a modest, giving, and truly loving man, our grandfather. Victor was a dairy farmer in Nebraska. He took a lot of pride in the fact that he helped feed America. Victor cared about quality from the start and became the third Grade A dairy in all of Nebraska. When he retired, he spent his time in his wood shop making everything from grandfather clocks to cedar chests. He will be missed by many! This beer uses the family chest that we found in his house. The beer is much bigger and higher in alcohol than a traditional Altbier. It has nice malt sweetness and deep chocolate characters in the start. Then it finishes with a noticeable German floral hop bitterness. 17.9 plato 34 IBU

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate roasted caramel and sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar, plum, and chocolate. Flavor of nuts, caramel, dark fruits, and lightly toasted grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2008
22 oz bottle @Vero Beach Throwdown-pours a disappearing off white head and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt-toffee, some spicy hops, alcohol. Taste is upfront effervescence on front of the tongue, sweet medium/dark malt-toffee, some spicy /metallic hops. Slight alcohol. Medium body. An Alt/ASA cross. Thanks for sharing solan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Sample at World Of Beer. This beer pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and dark fruit. Medium body with flavors of earthy malt, chocolate and dried fruits. The finish is sweet with a malty and nutty aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11602) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2007
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper mahogany color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, roast, toasted nuts, some chocolate, and some woodiness. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, roast, and nutty. Light lacing left on the glass.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (11410) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Another failed American rendition of this delicate style. Buttery, lacking in complexity. Sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Victor’s MemoriAle Altbier
Date: 05/02/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear brown, wispy off white head, drippy lace, light chocolate aroma with earthy hops, creamy body, rich chocolate flavor, nice earthy bitterness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle. Raisin and brown sugar aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet chocolate/toffee malt and lightly bitter herbal finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle... VBWT2008... Clear, very, very dark ruby ale with a small, creamy, white head. Vinous aroma and flavor of an English barleywine. Esters and deeply roasted malts abound. Sweet chocolate, dark fruits and caramel stand out. Enough bitterness to keep things interesting and prevent the sweet malts from overwhelming my gustatory system. Medium to full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lengthy, chocolaty, bittersweet (more bitter than sweet) finish. SoLan provided the bottle. Thanks Alan!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
22oz 2012 bottle. Very smooth texture. Medium to bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Very dark but clear brown color. Good thin light brown head, leaves good lace. Some cocoa, light toastiness. Mild bitter taste. Some earthy hops. Toasty nuttiness. Earthy hop. Good interesting malt profile, though a bit flat in some place..

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