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Polar Vortex - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: barnzy78 on 02-28-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 7
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22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. The new 'dunkel lager' from Two Brothers, not a style I am too familiar with, but my expectations are decent enough.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours an excellent dark caramel amber with some nice clarity to it. Some hues of ruby when held to the light. A finger and a half of frothy khaki head. Nice scattered bubbly lacing. Looks very nice.

S - Smell is kind of strange; not entirely what I was expecting. Musty yeast presence, dusty green apples, sweetened German malt varieties, some mild booze fumes despite the low abv, and a strange muted peachy melon-like fruitiness.

T - Taste is comprised of sweetened bready / grainy / lightly husky malt presence, corn, some caramel, & hints of chocolate maltiness. Muted peachy / melon like fruitiness again, but fairly indistinct. The bittersweet chocolatey / caramel malt tastes really increase as you sip on the beer.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy. Medium-light bodied, with crisp carbonation. Finishes lightly dry and bitter.

Overall, easy drinking and flavorful with a fairly modest 5.90% abv; a good representation of the style I suppose I'd say. Probably not something I would seek out again, but it was definitely worth having. Barrel age this beer, and I'm sure I would love it to death.

Two Brothers Polar Vortex ---3.5/5

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A -- Clear, dark chestnut color with a creamy, light tan head that starts strong, but finishes weak.

S -- Light malt sweetness, some odd vegetal character, and some unexpected pepperiness from alcohol.

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Polar Vortex from Two Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.