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Victor's MemoriAle Altbier - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Victor's MemoriAle AltbierVictor's MemoriAle Altbier

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 9
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kidadam on 02-24-2007)
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Reviews by marcobrau:
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marcobrau

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This one pours a nice medium to dark brown. Purists would say it's too dark; they would probably also call this a dopplesticke, as it is rather strong. I didn't get much a head with my pour, but what foam was generated seem to last, leaving some thick lace. The body is just about right, medium, with a smooth as satin mouthfeel. The malt flavor seems predominant with burnt caramel and hints of chocolate and coffee (just little bits though). The bitterness at the finish is solid and nicely assertive. Overall, one of the Two Brothers best offerings so far.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2007 04:22:21 | More by marcobrau
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-29-2014 21:52:13 | More by beersdmf17
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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smmeier819

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A- nearly opaque, deep dark brown color. Dissipating light tan head, minimal lacing on glass

S- MALT!!! Faint floral hop aroma.

T- Rich, chocolaty, malt forward with noticeable hop bitterness note on the back end to balance the richness. No astringency.

M- Wow, this puppy is smooth...What is that? Velvet?

First thoughts, wow this thing is dark for an Alt which in my opinion is a style of beer that often goes overlooked here in the states. The only thing I am sitting here wondering about is if Victor's Memoriale is really an Altbier, why did I get so much yeast flocculated in the dregs of the bottle? Enough nitpicking though, this beer is delicious and deceptively strong...really creeps up on you with that last sip.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 23:10:51 | More by smmeier819
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-16-2013 02:21:56 | More by pathman
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-14-2013 05:39:05 | More by kawilliams81
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-01-2013 05:47:53 | More by spycow
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stortore

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-09-2013 03:33:50 | More by stortore
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-02-2013 16:43:12 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-27-2013 01:51:48 | More by thinwhiteduke
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matjack85

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-03-2013 00:35:05 | More by matjack85
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-16-2013 15:25:26 | More by brandoman63
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Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

01-15-2013 22:20:57 | More by PHBoiler
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EGolfer4

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-08-2013 17:54:54 | More by EGolfer4
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SerialHiker

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours brown to dark brown…nice tan khaki head, a good inch wide…long lasting too, I might add…tons of good carbonation with this ale…(4.25/5)

Smell: Initially there isn’t too much smell happening…most likely because of the awesome head that sticking around…even after head recedes, there isn’t too much aroma…fruity and malty scents in there if I really dig my nose all up in there…(3.5/5)

Taste: Nice, smooth roasted malts…there’s an earthiness to it…hops shows halfway through and does a fantastic balancing job…piney and mildly bitter after taste…there seems to be a smidge of chocolate, cherry and creamy flavors in there as well….(4.25/5)

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation…fluffs up real nice and settles well on the palette…no bitterness or over-maltiness here…flavor and feel doesn’t last long…sorta entices the mouth for another sip…(3.75/5)

Overall: Two Brothers does it again…this is a great ale…the flavor is dynamic and well rounded…I know that there’s a bit higher ABV here, but it’s not overly dominate like some in this range…malts and hops balance so nicely…this beer is absolutely perfect while watching Tom Brady do his thing versus, well, anybody…great beer, hope I find another before it’s gone…(4/5)

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 23:39:00 | More by SerialHiker
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at Hackney's in the Printer's Row area of Chicago.

Served in a pint glass.

A: Poured a dark brown, damn near black color (or at much, much darker than I was expecting), with some ruby slivers poking around the edges. The finger or so sticky, mocha head made my day.

S: The caramel delectableness made this totally special, along with the whole wheat toast and Rolo candy fumes. Very inviting indeed!

T: Wow, what full complex flavor! Caramel nougat, lactose, with a sort of candy coated booze that let you know this was a high octane brew with a flavor-infused purpose. I would best describe this as a cross between a Wee Heavy and a milk stout.

M: Thick, chewy, and sticky, without being cloying in the least. The carbonation level was spot on and the lacing was mildly splotchy.

O: Consistent from start to finish. This was truly one of the highlights of my holiday vacation, therefore, I went next door to a local wine shop and grabbed a bottle to bring back to DC to share at a future tasting.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2012 11:48:46 | More by Chaney
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-25-2012 19:48:29 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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sgoro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-22-2012 01:55:04 | More by sgoro
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BlakeAM

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-19-2012 16:39:15 | More by BlakeAM
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-17-2012 14:38:33 | More by RichH55
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-12-2012 02:39:06 | More by olafphysics
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks good enough in low light. Guessing mahogany, and definitely red highlights. Nothing exceptional otherwise.

Not a whole lot going on in the nose. What I get is faint and nearly benign. A little grainy and a little malty. Not much else.

Not bold or complex, but well balanced. It tastes grainy, malty sweet and has faint bitterness that mainly balances.

Low/medium carbonation, medium body, clean finish.

I haven't explored the altbier style much, so thought I'd give this one a go. It is smooth, balanced, easy drinking and has some flavor. I think it is pretty well to-style. It is definitely not complex or boundary pushing. But it is a tasty, balanced, well made beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2012 19:20:09 | More by sprucetip
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TheSSG

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thick, dense, light-tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, floral hops, and a slight touch of acidity. Deep burnt umber color. Starts off with sweet malt which quickly is blended with a warming booziness as the hops start to come out in the middle. Peaks into a medium-low bitterness with a short burst of floral notes as a toastier malt character comes in for the finish which lingers with toasted malt and hop.

This is pretty well balanced. It's very pleasant. I'm maybe not the biggest fan of the style, and I find the explicitness of the booze character to not agree with my palate, though the hop/malt combination is very well done.

As it warms, the toasted malt character becomes more dominant, to its advantage.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 05:21:17 | More by TheSSG
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Victor's MemoriAle Altbier from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.