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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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10176) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10288) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32032) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10350) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgiskOlklub (921) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5095) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
25 cl bottle @ Plan-B, Copenhagen: BB 04/07. Pours amber/copper with a sprinkly fading head. Aroma is very sweet & vinous, reminds me of danish glÝg. Red wine, fruity sour & soft bodied. Sweet and sticky also. A bit dusty/woody - very matured & old feel, but just good all around. So sippable & nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2008
Bottled. Amber colour with small beige head, which quite fastly vanishes almost completely. Aroma is wood, nectar and really sour fruity notes. Flavour is malts, sour fruits, spices and some vanilla. Once it warms up it gets quite rasp- and strawberries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11254) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle @ Plan B. BBE 20-04-07. Pours a hazy amber with no head at first. There are lots of bubbles reaching for the surface, slowly generating a soft, milky head. As the bubbles surge towards air, the head stays for quite some time. Aroma is sweetish, slight strawberries, wood, tart brett character. Okay mouthfeel. Flavour is rather tart, but with quite a balancing sticky sweetness. Light spiciness with wood and that sense of strawberries. Very soft and easy to drink.

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