Victor's MemoriAle Altbier | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Victor's MemoriAle AltbierVictor's MemoriAle Altbier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kidadam on 02-24-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
53
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle. It pours brilliant amber with an amber tint under a brief 2” cream colored foam collar. Has the Uerige creamy luscious body and rich malty palate without the stale cardboard tastes.

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of beersdmf17
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of King_KongDCO93
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of smmeier819
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of matjack85
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of PHBoiler
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

Photo of EGolfer4
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SerialHiker
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
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)

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Photo of Chaney
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Victor's MemoriAle Altbier from Two Brothers Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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