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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (5430) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of acetone, vinegar, peaches, cherries, light banana and grain. flavour is quite sweet, with notes of bread dough, caramel, rotten reaches, more acetone, some butter and a tart finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jmgreenuk (7460) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle at the Jim=John tasting, Den Haag. Poured a clear chestnut brown colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is sour and rather glue like with a sweet tooth decaying flavour. Truly awful.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Benzai (13676) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle shared by Deanso @ Jim is John tasting. Clear rusty amber color, no real head. Smell sour, burned plastic, barnyard. Taste lightly sourish but a lot of sugary sweetness, funk, vinegar and barnyard. Don’t like it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours clear brown with a small off white head. Aroma is pretty obnoxious, sweet tart overripe fruit. Flavour is heavy swwet and equally bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (4247) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle @ ABC Beers Jim=John tasting. Clear amber pour, no head. Aroma of sweaty, meaty balsamic vinegar, very offensive. Flavor is varnish, balsamic vinegar and some fruits. Weird sour sweetish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
deanso (8679) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
25cl bottle from the bier paradijs, shared. Thin white head. Sour aroma. Clear amber pour. Not bad for a sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3489) - FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Bottled, BBE 28.09.2013. Pours clear amber in color with small whitish head. Notes of sour vinegar, earthy some barnyard and even some sweeter notes as in toffee are to be found in aroma. Burnt bready malts, some vinegary notes along with fresh apples and some more sweeter notes in taste. Interesting beer this one. Sour and sweet aftertaste. Smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5447) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle 25cl, a clear amber beer with low head. Nose is sour with wood notes. Aroma is on apple, grapes, red fruits and cherry, quite sweet, nice sour notes, light wood touch. Finish is also sour with toasted and caramel notes, slightly metallic. A very good one !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9078) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2012
25cl from Dranken Geers, BB 15/03/2013 Cuivrée/ambrée, col crémeux/ocre épais. Arôme présente un bouquet agréable aigre sur pointe de barrique et de moût sur un léger côté fruité. En bouche, belle note aigre en retrait par rapport à de grand noms du style note épicée moyenne sur un léger profile boisé de chêne. Fruitée avec une pointe sucrée. Garde ce fini de veille cave et ce profile aigre qui persiste sans pour cela prendre le dessus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2012
29/V/2012 - 25cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 16/III/13 (2012-550)

Clear amber beer, nice off-white head, unstable, little adhesive. aroma: pretty sour smell, lactobacillus, sweet caramel, somewhat woody, spices. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet caramel, nice lactic sourness, bit woody, sweet fruity, some raisins, bit peppery, spices. Aftertaste: pretty sour with brown sugar sweetness. A tad on the sweet side, but not bad at all.

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