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
Dark brown, almost cola. Couldn’t get a read on the aroma -- cigaretty bar. Very grassy, unpleasantly tart and bitter. This seemed like a homebrew experiment gone awry. Light cherry undertones. Thin. Move on. Disappointing in one of my favorite categories. On tap, Clarke St Ale House, Chicagor, Winston trip.
Didn’t care much for this. Nice deep brown body and an ample tan head. Aroma of caramel, bread dough, maple, and a wisp of smoke. Medium body. Flavor was relatively subtle notes of caramel sweetiness cut with a bitter edge. Confusing beer.
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