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RATINGS: 40   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!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
574deadzone (1040) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Honey and barley malt aroma. Pale yellow with moderate head. Creamy barley malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice body. Reminiscent of a German Helles - very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hartung32 (216) - Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Solid beer; refreshing and drinkable. Interesting flavors: traditional pilsner flavors with a hint of corn. A bit less carbonation would really improve it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2208) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Light yellow body. Fizzy white head. Aroma of straw, bread, grass, corn. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly bitter and lightly to moderately bitter, a bitterness that grows as it lingers. Thin to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Taste of straw, bready malts and floral hops. Clean malts. Champagne mouthfeel. Lively carbonation and bitterness work well together. Nice pale lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Pours yellow. Light bright white head that rapidly fades to just a small ring around the edges. Nose has notes of straw, light bready malts, touch of floral hoppiness in there as well. Flavor is again straw, and light toasty and or light bready malts mixed with a very mild dose of floral hops. Medium sweet finish and flavor lasts considerably. For such a light beer this has a firm punch of bitterness that even lasts through the finish. Pretty good pale lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Sweet bready malt and light grassy aroma. Clear gold with a large white head. Sweet and slightly sour bready malt and grassy hops flavor. Body on the light side of medium, average carbonation. Not a bad at all. It was a perfect post yard work beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5427) - Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle to pint (thanks jmborggren). Looks solid; a transparent gold with fluffy white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells of pilsner malt, dough, and hops. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel (it could be a little snappier). Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3658) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle: courtesy Shrubber Nearly clear, light, yellow-gold with a short white head. Aroma is light grain, barley malt. Flavour is slightly bitter grass, lemon, grain... Slightly sweet notes as well.. Honestly a rather good lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1728) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle. Pour is straw gold, white head, some retention/little lace. Aroma of corn, bread, light grass, lager yeast. Taste is sweet corn, white bread, grass, light soap. Palate is soft, slick, sweet finish.

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