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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   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!


3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Short: A well hopped, juicy pilsner with enough adjunct to go into the pale lager category and rank #1 for style given enough reviews

Origin: Trade Size: 12oz, 5oz sample Price: ? Date: 1/6/2014
Long: Thank you tastybeer for this big time want. Sparkling gold pour with lower foam. Spotty lace. Nose is sweet honey, gamey honey, some sweetness but nothing of interest. Nothing off about it either. Taste is awesome grassy and quenching pilsner style with a long, juicy, grassy finish. Super refreshing and cohesive with no soapiness or apple mealiness. Extremely easy to put down. Awesome summer beer. So good.
Flaws: Should be for sale by the case in all grocery stores
Skill Level: Victory, Heater Allen, Bernini

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1532) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7571) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10822) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle @ The Rose Bowl, courtesy of GT. Thanks. Clear golden pour with a fluffy white head. Nose is a touch skunky, but otherwise good. Lots of sweet malt, grain, honey, and orange. Some floral hops, biscuit, and a touch of grass. Nice sweetness on the tongue. Plenty of biscuit and bread. A light hop flavor and bitterness. Some orange peel, floral hops, and mild yeast. Pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (7328) - Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2014
355ml bottle bottled in december 13 so a bit old form lincoln park binnys mix 6er. PAle gold color, industrial white head and lacing. The nose is griany and metallic, slightest hint of lime. Flavor is again metallic, tastes a shit ton like a macro, but so much more better, much more herbal cutting bitterness. Not terrible. Sell it in cans at 8$ a 12 pack.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4350) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2014
12oz bottle. This is a pretty solid session beer. Some slight chill haze on an otherwise filtered light yellow-tan body. Buttery, grainy Pils-ish aroma. Classic noble hop tones. Quality boho feel. The corn isn’t really a bonus, but it gives it that old school US lager feel. Not much depth, and the aroma starts to become a negative thing after awhile. Well executed, subtle. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1733) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bill Becker (310) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Another6Pack. Thanks Trent! It pours a light gold/straw gold with a 1 finger head of foam, and some lacing. The smell is hoppy, grainy, a little bit dank. The taste is nice. A bit of lemon citrus brings a mild bitterness, the grainy aspect is lighter than what the smell led me to believe. Pretty crisp and refreshing. Light bodied with a zesty level of carbonation. This would be a good thirst quencher during the warmer months. I like.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle... Clear yellow lager with a large fluffy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is a marriage of lightly roasted cereal grains, malts and peppery hops. Medium-bodied with a sand papery mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. The flavor is comprised of cookie malts and spicy, moderately bitter hops. Finishes crisp and bone-dry. Bottle courtesy of StFun!


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