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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golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 Huge bottle shared at the Blind Tiger. The beer was nice and drinkable. Palate was like a lager. I couldnt really identify the flavors beyond the malt and some chocolate. Decent beer.

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holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2007
22 oz bottle sampled thanks to xnoxhatex. Pours a murky brown with a little head. Nutty carmel malt aroma. Malty/nutty flavors as well, with a little bakers chocolate. Not bad but not great either, its beer right? sure i’ll drink it.

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WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2007
Deep ruby red color. Minimal head. This beer just doesn’t seem too exciting initially but as it warms it gets better. I am getting a lot of cherry fruitiness, and a bit of malt, but not much else. Body is decent. Chocolate is there as well. Soft chocolate malts show up at the end, and they are delicious. Anyway, I’m gonna drink it up and give an RIP to Victor. Heres to old school farmers that care about quality!

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Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Poured rootbeer color with little head. Aroma was next to non-existant. Taste was semi earthy malt,nut,mild roast in the middle with a slightly dry/dust finish. Sounds like it sucks but it is actually not bad. Just a bit watery. Better than my rating but the lack of aroma for me was drawback.Decent lacing tho.

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kp (10880) - 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

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ganache (6115) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Bottle. Faintly sweetish roast aroma with deeply-embedded red fruit and a sooth, mild funk from the hops. Some Bockish notes but a bit earthier. Very dark mahogany red, color only determined by exposure to light; head is soapy and bubbly and lightly tanned. Very malty taste, medially bitter (but very dry and slightly more bitter in the aftertaste - sweetness isn’t cranked up enough to balance) with that fruit and a few splashes of perfume. Definitely not your normal Alt, hops and malt are probably doubled in the recipe, citrus and a touch of grapefruit to boot. Medium body. Struggles to find its own character - would easily fit into our catch-all American Strong Ale category. Does not rattle my world, but enjoyable enough.

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satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 wonderful flavors of cola sizzle on the tounge. dark but sweet, delicious! oil slick mouthfeel with flavors of burnt brown sugar. this bridges the gap between a stout and something more suitable for warm weather! wonderful beer and a tasteful tribute to grandpa victor

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jcwattsrugger (12581) - 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.

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MoDog (928) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Poured from a 22oz bomber and served in a shaker. This beer poured a deep, dark, mahogany brown hue with a thin head of tan foam that quickly faded into a lasting ring. Some clingy lace was left around the glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of toasted caramel, light chocolate, brown sugar, and some fruit. The flavor consisted of bittersweet chocolate, lightly bitter roasted malts, caramelized sugar, dark fruits, and a bit of alcohol. The mouthfeel was medium to full-bodied with minimal carbonation. Different and a little unusual. Way over the top for the style, but that’s what the brewer intended.

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queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Light roasty malt aroma. Mahogany with a small tan head. Roasty malt and sweet dark fruit flavor with a very subtle hop finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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