Polar Vortex | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by barnzy78 on 02-28-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Fcolle2:
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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours brown in color with a dark crimson hue and a moderate amount of carbonation bubbling up from the etching. Big 2 finger fluffy white head that has great retention.

Smell has some good traditional aromas, with malt forward. Malt has bready and toasted cracker aromas to it. Clean Yeast follows and adds more bready aromas. There is also a faint almost cinnamon like aroma.

Taste follows the nose with with malt being forward. Lots of husky grainy flavors from the malt with a moderate sweetness. Yeasty somewhat metallic yeast follows that is mild and has some earthy qualities as well. Light spicy earthy hops finish.

Mouthfeel is good. High carbonation with a light to medium body and a fluffy soft feel. Mild sweetness, crisp feel and very slight dry finish.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From tasting notes. L: Poured into a pilsner glass. A brilliant dark brown liquid supports a 3” white foam collar that produces extensive lace. S: Spicy malt aromas. T: Spicy malt flavors, a touch of cardamom, lightly sweet, some nuttiness, low hop bitterness, slight astringency on the finish. F: Medium body and carbonation. O: A well crafted easy to drink Munich dunkel.

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Photo of N_Overholt
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of beersdmf17
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of firkingroovin
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of haveaduff2
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Refreshing yet substantial enough for a cold night. Not as roasty as a Schwarz, as it should be. Highly carbonated and quenching, I could drink this all the time. Clean, well made. A great dunkel from the folks at Two Brothers. I also appreciate the affordable price for a bomber.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kraticus41
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BSuter
3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Chief99
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ProChorus
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice ruby color w light lacing after 1/2 finger head dissipates; malty, slightly astringent, sweet but dry nose; astringent and slightly dry/acidic taste

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Photo of cmozz
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of jabo134
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jonker1
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Polar Vortex from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 49 ratings