RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Celebrating our 15th anniversary in 2013, we pay homage to Indianas most beloved beer of all time, Champagne Vevet. CV was a German-inspired lager and the flagship of the Terre Haute Brewing Company during its heyday, from the turn of the 20th century until the late 1950s. Before THBC fell victim to the rampant consolidation that characterized the beer industry during the latter half of the century, the brewery covered several square blocks of the city. Today, only a few of the original structures still stand - ancient bricks, blocks and beams where the strength and scale of the brewery is still apparent. Our brewers were inspired by the handwritten 1901 recipe notes of THBC assistant brewer, Walter Braun. True to most pre-Prohibition American pilseners, CV continues to brewed with corn and malted barley and showcases both Cluster and Tettnang hops. Cluster was the predominant American-grown hop in the Midwest at the turn of the century, and the Braun family came to the U.S. from the Tettnang region of Germany. Over the years, CV was marketed with some of the best slogans ever created: "Enjoy its mellow strength!" "CV for you, CV for me!" And of course, "The BEER with the million dollar flavor" - we agree!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sawbuck (721) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bready aroma. Almost translucent pale yellow. Thin head dissipates quickly. Some sweet bready malt up front. Mild pepper bitterness next, somewhat metallic. Finish is that metallic bitterness, magnified some. Watery mouth feel. Meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cousin_Larry (893) - - MAR 24, 2015
Just not good. Pretty smooth. Sweet corn. Hoppy finish. WTF is this? Still not good. At least Im done now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
twindadplus2 (703) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Clear pale yellow amber color with a medium fizzy white head. Aroma of grassy hops and slightly lemony citrus. Flavor is crisp grain and doughy malt with a creamy astringent finish. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel with a bit above average carbonation. The hops profile is very unique but it works. A very smooth and easy drinking beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
[Bottle] Pours a deep yellow color with a fizzy white head on top. Aroma is heavily skunked, with lighter grass and grainy notes. Flavors of biscuits, grain husks, skunky hops, lemongrass and white bread. Lively carbonation. Not a huge fan of this. Tasting notes from 8/2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (671) - Peoples Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2015
12 oz bottle...pale golden pour with faint hop aroma. I didnt expect much from this, but this was actually very drinkable with a smooth grain/hop profile, pleasant effervescence, and mild bitter finish. A first class beer for mowing the lawn.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (6100) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2015
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a extremely small sized head of cascading foam finely sized white colored bubbles that were fully diminished and left behind a uncarbonated transparent weak yellow colored body and no lacing. The weak aroma was mild hop. The mild citrus mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a mild hoppy aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of mild hops and floral. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (5113) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Rated on 01-31-2015 at 800 Degrees Three Fires, Fort Wayne, IN. This draft beer has a small off-white head that is fully lasting, transparent straw body, fast rising carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is grainy, malt and lightly grassy. The flavor is lightly bitter, sweet, grainy, and malt. This beers mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. A quaffable beer, but I do not like that the flavors do not blend well together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9576) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pour on tap at the tap room, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma is cracker, biscuit, some slight floral notes, hints of grass, touch of a weird fruity note. Taste is bitter spice, floral, some cracker, hints of earth, finishing bitter and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (6061) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2014
GABF 2014. Opaque yellow color. Malt and lager yeast. Decent palate, but rather underwhelming for GABF, with relatively mild flavors. This is similar to the Gettelman $1,000 beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (2248) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
On tap at Upland Indy tasting room. Poured yellow clear min white head. Aroma of sweet honey caramel. Light carb med bod. Taste similar to aroma with grass.

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