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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2007
22oz bottle. Aroma: Lightly roasted grainy malt. Toasted nuts, cinnamon apples, light chocolate, caramel, and a touch of grape jelly. Appearance: Deep copper in color and clear. Medium beige head was full and frothy with good retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Toasted malt, nuts, caramel, grape jelly, chocolate, cinnamon-like spiciness. A semi-dry finish with a bit of toasted malt carrying over. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: A very smooth and easy to drink beer. Almost 8%abv hidden well. A nice beer to go with a fat steak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
pours a clear reddish brown with a one finger light tan head. aroma is roasted malt, a touch of nuts, and hops and maybe a little dark fruit. has a medium body with descent lacing and a little bit of carbonation. flavor is a smooth roasted malt, nuts, and a touch of hops at the end. has a dry hoppy aftertaste and a somewhat creamy mouth feel. not bad for my first alt beer, also has a little coffee flavor and aroma as it warms. flavor and aroma do get stronger all together as it warms, and i went up one on each rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
Pours deep garnet in color holding a thick, khaki head. Malts show first in the aroma, almost cookie-like, while citric hops and spices roam in the distant background. Great mix of flavors with chocolate melding with oranges, full in the mouth with a tingle of carbonation at the finish. Take 2/3 your favorite porter and top it off with 1/3 of your favorite PNW IPA and there you have it. Highly enjoyable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2395) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2007
Bottle. Semi-sweet chocolate malt aroma with hints of lactose. No hop in the nose. Dark red color. Small, tan head. Initial impression is malt. Starts out a bit pedestrian, but as the palate adjusts and the beer warms there is a nice hop finish. This is an excellent beer; smooth but with a back bone of semi-sweet chocolate. The commercial description speaks of a "noticeable German floral hop bitterness". The hop bitterness is certainly there, although Im not sure if Id call it German or floral. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2007
sampled from a 22oz bottle, thanks to xnoxhatex. pours a nice brown with white head. nose and flavor has lots of toasted nuts. body was medium. nice flavor. alcohol well hidden. a solid offering from 2 brothers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2007
Bottle and served in a standard pint glass: A deep brown hue with crimson highlights, a fading frothy off-white head and some lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and Vienna malting, dash of bittersweet chocolate, fleeting smoke vapor, some apple esters and a noble floral hop bitterness. The taste is straight forward rich malty sweetness with a mocha undertone supported by a nice addition of mild bitterness and a note of peppery spice. A smooth session beer minus the surprising alcohol levels which are very much hidden away. I dig this beer and could drink a few bottle easily. YUM!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1466) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2007
Very nice. An altbier is not something that I expect to blown away by and I wasnt. But solid it was and with a deep earthiness that I would imagine qualifies this as the tribute that it is meant to be. Nice and malty with a very nice bitterness following.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2007
(bottle) dark brown with hints of red. Small head but nice lace. Faint malt aroma. Flavor is roasted malts, some chocolate. Spice and bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5327) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2007
On tap at the Clark Street Ale House in Chicago. The body was dark brown and orange. The aroma was caramel with some mlik chocolate. The taste was caramel and smooth milk chocolate. I have previously really liked some Two Brothers special edition beers, but there was nothing too special about this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2007
Deep mahogany body, reddish, with a tall, good lacing tan head. The aroma is sweet, dark caramel with light roasted malts, and a touch of chocolate. More complex flavor with the addition of mildly bitter nuts, caramel, and black pepper. Fairly decent brew.

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