Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Caves is een amberkleurig bier van hoge gisting van 5,8%. Het bier wordt gebrouwen van gerst, tarwe en hop, zonder kleurstoffen of conserveermiddelen en zonder toevoeging suikers. Volgens Alphonse Swartelee, brouwmeester en bierhistoricus, zou Caves van alle heden gebrouwen bieren, waarschijnlijk het meest het middeleeuws bier benaderen: zoet en zuur.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikske79 (1462) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
Ik vond dit een enorm slecht bier, amper smaak aan. Dit drink ik nooit meer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (5967) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at t oud lier . Pours fuzzy red/orange , huge white head . Smell is bit sour , some fruit , some oak . Taste is surprisingly intense . Sour , rather dry , bit fruity , some oak , rather sweet . Too much carbonation . Ok .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
Ambrée foncée, effervescence forte à bulles fines, col beige moyen. De prime abord, c’est le goût de vieille brune qui ressort, avec les foudre de chêne, les fruits foncés et l’acidité en ligne de mire. Dommage ma bouteille soit un peu trop sucrée. A laisser vieillir peut-être...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5578) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle from Geers. Clear red-rust colored pour with thin off white head. Aroma is quite pungent, cherry notes with quite a bit of vinegar, strong woody notes, a bit of carboard/oxidization is also apparent. Taste is sour, fruity with a stron oaky and earthy finish that somewhat overpowers the delicate fruitiness. Palate is med-light bodied with light carbonation. Decent, but a bit off balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10204) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2014
250 ml bottle as Caves - het Bier van Lier. BB 15/05/2015. From belgianbeerfactory.com.
Clear reddish golden colour with a tiny off-white head. Sweetness, bad strawberries, vomit, caramel malt and mild metal in the aroma. The flavour is sweet berries, strawberries, mild sourness, strawberry jam and mild sugary sweetness. The flavour is surprisingly good. Rich and jammy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2831) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2014
Clear brown body, small white head. Aroma has caramel, sorbus and acidic metal. Flavour is very odd. Very sweet caramelly beer with sour apples. Bit like ones from grandmas oven,but with vinegar. No metal on taste, which is really great. Long lasting sweet aftertaste. Just great. Very sweet and full palate. Some strawberry jam.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (1015) - Berchem, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2014
Nice sour ale aroma. Somewhat roasted oaky. Sour flavour. Somewhat sugary. Hints of balsamic vinagar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2829) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2013
Dark amber, white foam, medium carbonation. Sour and sweet. Aroma of lemon and sour apples. Well balanced. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2874) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2013
Into a Saison tumbler at just on cool. Pour is quite angry and fuelled by surging effervescence that lifts a messy two inches of dirty white foam. Persistent head and frosting. The body of beer a radiant, ruddy chestnut . Very fruity, olfactory tickling bouquet displaying noted of plum juice, French cider vinegar, raspberry khoulis, Fizz-whizz™ sherbet and mulled wine. Tart, tongue twisting acidity grips on first sip. An odd amount of rough, nutty and roasted malts comes through also. Body is quite firm, the mouthfeel softly peppery. Very fruity like the nose with a vinous quality in the finish hinting at Madeira wine. All together this ale is extremely balanced, tasty and quaint. A very approachable brew! (25cL, BB 19/09/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (2226) - PORTUGAL - AUG 19, 2013
Shared a 25cl from La Cave à Bière de St Léo. It pours a clear amber in color with small and persistent whitish head. Aroma is sour and sweet. Sour and sweet aftertaste (although with some metallic notes). Smooth and nice.

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