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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Celebrating our 15th anniversary in 2013, we pay homage to Indiana’s most beloved beer of all time, Champagne Vevet. CV was a German-inspired lager and the flagship of the Terre Haute Brewing Company during its heyday, from the turn of the 20th century until the late 1950s. Before THBC fell victim to the rampant consolidation that characterized the beer industry during the latter half of the century, the brewery covered several square blocks of the city. Today, only a few of the original structures still stand - ancient bricks, blocks and beams where the strength and scale of the brewery is still apparent. Our brewers were inspired by the handwritten 1901 recipe notes of THBC assistant brewer, Walter Braun. True to most pre-Prohibition American pilseners, CV continues to brewed with corn and malted barley and showcases both Cluster and Tettnang hops. Cluster was the predominant American-grown hop in the Midwest at the turn of the century, and the Braun family came to the U.S. from the Tettnang region of Germany. Over the years, CV was marketed with some of the best slogans ever created: "Enjoy its mellow strength!" "CV for you, CV for me!" And of course, "The BEER with the million dollar flavor" - we agree!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Draft pour on tap at GTMW 2013 (Madison, WI). Pours a rich deep golden pour, straw, lively carbonation and heathy bright white head. Laces well, sticks around. Aromas are gentle grainy malts, some bread, gentle sweetness. Gentle earthy hops, straw. Initial is smaller bodied, some gentle sweetness, mellow earth, straw, a touch husky. Middle is a touch sweet, earthy. Backend a touch dry, still mellow sweetness. Finish is ok. A true to style beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle (thanks stfun)
Aroma: White bread
Appearance: Light straw with big foamy white head. Good carbonation.
Taste: White bread
Palate: Fuller mouthfeel than expected given a thin looking body. Very smooth, no carbonation bite. Bit of hops, but they come across more sweet than bitter. There is a slight dry bitterness in the finish
Overall: This is a really tasty pilsner that is very smooth and easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1530) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Aroma: (6- above average) Hay, slight corn, light/medium grassy hops. Appearance: (5- world class) Looks exactly like all those old pictures of shimmeringly still gold liquid and a frothy white cap. A beery anachronism. Flavor: (8- very high quality) Nose, but with some clean pear and lemon notes; a solid grassy finale. Palate: (4- high quality) Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Not going to set the world ablaze, but excellently done. A beer that is exactly as it was conceived.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Asa’s Pre-Flight Tasting Beer #3. Pale lagers are made for 100 degree days on the beach. Our indoor tasting would have to suffice on this day. Poured the color of champagne with white head. Smell is sweaty. Mouthfeel is fizzy with a very slight sweet flavor. Bottle - Liquor Locker - Evansville, IN

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1732) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle shared at EricTeusink’s tasting. So, I would have sworn this was a pilsner, and will continue to think it was, but with an extra effervescence and something, well, champagne-like. Pours a clear pale yellow with white head. Light crisp malt dominates, with some light fruitiness, and a medium-light bitterness. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olr1984 (1060) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2013
12oz bottle pours a clear gold with small white head. Very smooth beer. Taste of wheat and malt not much there.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Block (1342) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2013
I could tell by the pour that this was inspired by an older beer. Pale yellow with a white head. Aroma of grass and straw. Very light and general, somewhat out of character for Upland.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1261) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2013
12oz bottle shared. Pours bright yellow with disappearing white head. Very mild aroma mostly just some malt. The flavor is very mild some malt but very limited on the hop flavor. I am sure back in the day this would have been a fine beer but with today’s standards this is quite bland. But I do give credit to the overall style that it does achieve.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radiorob123 (4) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2013 does not count
Bottle - Pours with a light golden color. There is a thin layer of head that disappears quickly with lacing throughout. The aroma is of light grain, corn and bread. The beer features a slightly sweet taste with a bit of a hoppy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
574deadzone (1027) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pours a clear straw golden with a quickly settling eggshell head that leaves some touches of lace. Nose of hay, spice, light dust, a little lager-yeast metal, and some tartness. Pretty sweet with some bitterness to balance: light flavor, but pleasant. Light body, active carb, with some corn coming out on the finish. If this is what folks were drinking back in the early 20th century, it wasn’t half bad, and it’s better than what a lot of people are drinking now. A cool historical beer, but on its own merit, a bit too carbonated and corn sweet for me. Still, not bad.


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