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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


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 (11421) - 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 (37269) - 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)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 12, 2008
Courtesy of Fonefan. Itís a clear, dark red copper color and the head is creamy and lasting. The aroma is sourish with notes of berries and hints of malt and caramel. The flavour is both sweetish and sour with light notes of candy sugar, berries, grapefruit and caramel. Itís a pleasant sour, but not nearly as nice as Duchesse De Bourgogne from the same brewery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 10, 2008
Thx for another great tasting, Kim (Beljohansen) !!! amber colour, clear, sugarish, malty, toffee, Sweet ansd sour aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 7, 2008
Bottle. Clear deep amber colour. Sweet fruity bit sour aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is quite sweet and fruity with yeast and a soft sourness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
25 cL bottle, from fonefan. Pours clear and golden amber with a collapsing off-white head. Aroma is light citric aroma with a light sourish note, followed by a light sugarish note. Flavour is light sweet sugarish and with a light sour note. Ends lingering sweet sugarish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
Dark amber with medium head. Sweet and sour aroma with ripe fruits and roasted malt notes. Sweet and sour flavor that holds wood, balsamic and roasted malt. Would be nice if more sour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgiskOlklub (944) - Viby J, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2008
Bottle. Small creamy white head, thatís mostly diminishing. Good lacing. Clear red-brown body. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, cask wood and a fruity cherry background. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. The flavor is well balanced between a moderate sweetness and a moderate acidic, dry, sour finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5256) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
25 cl bottle, via jbrus. Pours a clear amber body under a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is sweet and sour, vinous, and showing a little brett. The flavor is rather sweet, with a little tinge of sour funkiness on the finish. Cherry skins and pie filling abound. While the sweetness is pretty heavy, it does trail off in the finish making it quite drinkable. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky with moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, a nice authentic Flemish Sour.


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