Two Brothers Victors MemoriAle Altbier

 
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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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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3.4
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2007
22oz. bottle. Brewed to commemorate the life of the Ebel’s grandfather. Deep, murky brown with very nice ruby highlights. Nice sized tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavor has more roasted malt, fruit and hints of licorice. Spicey hop finish. Very nice.

3.4
heemer77 (5361) - 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.

3.4
drewbeerme (3921) - 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.

3.4
hotstuff (5289) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2007
Bottle. Small tan head that mostly diminished, minimal lacing, visible carbonation, transparent, and a ruby hue Nose was malty, sweet, roasty, burnt, some smoke notes, and chocolate notes. Flavor was sweet, alcohol well hidden, malty, chocolate, watery-thin, roasty, and burnt. Finishes with a roasty, burnt aftertaste that does not linger for a long time. Mouthfeel was smooth, watery and thin. Light body. Decent, quaffable brew. Just sort of a so-so brew for me.

3.4
jcr (2804) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Dark brown and malty with a strong hop finish. Body is topped with a tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel with notes of wood and a little roast, some bread, chocolate and floral hops. The flavor is mostly sweet and moderately bitter. Full body, light carbonation. Creamy texture. The aroma and flavor of this fit the style description. I am not sure, though, I would seek out this style again.

3.4
Lowe1983 (1664) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Pours a darker copper color with a light tan head. Aroma is slightly nutty with roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, and floral hops. Flavor has a strong nutty flavor with roasted malts and chocolate up front. Finishes with some floral hoppiness and slightly dry. Good but not great.

3.4
Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Just a faint chocolate aroma coming from this one. It pours a very dark mahogany with hints of red when held up to light. It has about a half finger of tan head. Somewhat disappointed with the taste. Strong bread/toast malt flavors, and very little hops tasted. Drinkable, but if I had to pick up something from Two Brothers, the Cain and Ebel would win hands down.

3.4
bu11zeye (13288) - 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.

3.4
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Bomber: Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head that diminishes quickly into nice lacing. Malty aroma is sweet with hints of caramel, nuts, and plum. Flavor is sweet with hints of dark chocolate and dried fruits that finishes with a spicy, dry, and mild bitter finish. Feels like there is something missing in the body, but enjoyable.

3.4
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Courtesy SoLan. Pours dark brown, with a swirly off white head. Smells of sweet dark malts, dark fruits, and some yeast. A little doughy. The flavor was pretty mellow, but still lightly sweet on the palate. Altbiers usually arent very exciting, and this is no exception, but it is solid for his style. Nice crisp smooth finish. This drinks pretty good.


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