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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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53 Reviews
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Reviews: 53
Hads: 77
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 16
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: kidadam on 02-24-2007

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3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a glistening amber copper. A one-finger head of very loose and bubbly khaki foam quickly collapses into a thin layer that then slowly dissolves in fine lace across the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a deep cherry-wood around the edges of the glass and is almost completely opaque.

S - Rich, moist fruit bread. Almost burnt toast. After it warms in the glass, it takes on the appearance of having almost a really dark, old red wine mixed in. At the very end of the bottle, hints of vanilla show up, along with a touch of ABV. Nose is soft.

T - Lots of Well toasted, notes of roasted malt. Dark bread. Hints of dark fruit like plum and red grapes in the background. Baking chocolate, as in brownies, emerges in the finish. Just enough bittering hops in the taste profile to keep the malts clean. What is detectable are noble. Taste profile overall has a certain roughness to it.

M - Foamy, with lots a carbonation. Body is thin. Structure is open, with plenty of space in it. Components are properly integrated. Finish is short and rather dry.

O - The toasted/roasted malts are just on the edge of suggesting smoked. The hints of baking chocolate do a nice job of taking the edge off them. The beer's structure is pretty open, so it seems to lack a foundation. This would pair well with something like smoked Gouda and wheat crackers.

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3.47/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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3.05/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I like altbier's, and I really like other Two Brother's beers I've tried, so I was really excited when I heard about this one. It was pretty good, but I couldn't help feeling a little disappointed by this beer.

It pours a coffee brown with a very minimal head (less than a cm). Aroma is light, pleasant, and toffee-ish. Flavor is slightly sour and heavily caramel-y...more like a bock than I expected. The sourness seems slightly off to me, and I must say that the mouthfeel is over-carbonated, which is odd given the small amount of head when I poured it. This beer is also sticky in your mouth, which in my opinion is consistent with the style. Still, I must say i was a bit disappointed with the flavor of this beer.

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Victor's MemoriAle Altbier from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.