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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (2882) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2009
amber coloured sparkling body with a off white head a soury spicy fruity aroma a soury fruity sweet spicy taste with a soury fruity bitter finish

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2361) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2009
ClClear amber coloured beer with small white head and medium carbonation. Sweet honey aroma. Full sweet palate. Finish is sweet candy like with a sour touch.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottled 250ml. -Copper coloured, small to medium white head, sour wine nose with notes of wood. Light citric and sourish aroma with notes of roasted malt and berries. Quite unpleasant vinegary finish but otherwise ok sour ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2008
Bottle. Copper color. Vinous aroma. Malty with hints of cherry. Malty flavor with oak and hints of cherry juice. Slightly tart and vinous. Dry out effect. Hints of citrus and raisin. Very well balanced, albeit just a bit alcoholic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2008
25cl, from Geers Oostakker, easy to drink, yet complex, clear, small head, good sour brew

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeinDahlem (1342) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2008
A surprising and impressive beer, this one. 25cL bottle pours a bright and clear reddish-brown, thin layer of white lace. Intense and tart aroma like sour red wine, whiskey-oak, and a bit of sour cherry. Inviting. Flavor is tart and juicy, with cherry and vinous notes, with mild acidity on light and lively mouthfeel. Grape-tangy finish. Wow. Damned interesting, damned likable, and refreshing to boot.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
(on bottle) Dark orange, white head. Aroma of champions and kandis, mould too. Very sweet taste, but it has a tad of funk, witch makes it a real gilsdrink, skål, tøser.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wacho (52) - Izegem, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2008
geproeft in Kroegske Oostende. Kriek- wijnaroma met de zoete fruitge Duchessesmaak. Het heeft een sprankelend licht bitter mondgevoel. en een zchte krieknasmaak die lang blijft hangen. Een heerlijk bier, een Verhaeghe meer dan waardig

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11278) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Light amber with a lasting off-white head. Good looking lace. Weak funky aroma, extremely rodenbach-like, with malt in the background. Sweet and fruity with a little tartness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 23, 2008
Bottle @ <a href=http://www.ale.dk/index.php?id=4638 target=_new> Sour ale Tasting - DOE Holstebro. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, wood. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and light acidic with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (250308)


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