RATINGS: 76   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 Indiana’s 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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hotstuff (5201) - 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 beer’s 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.

arminjewell (9689) - 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.

JK (6240) - 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.

charule (2277) - 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.

Dogbrick (13389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Clear pale golden color with a thin white head that burns away quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, fruit and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of spicy hops, sweet malt and fruit. The finish is mildly bitter with a short grassy hop aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

Tmoney99 (14745) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Draft sample. Poured clear pale color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Light to medium balanced aroma. Light to medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Light to medium balanced flavor with a light to medium sweet finish of short to average duration.

jefcon (1906) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Much like original recipe beers of the champagne variety, this one was carbonated, super-dry, grainy and had a minerality that reflected the water-centric nature of these beers. Not the worst of its kind, but little better than a curiosity.

MajorBuzz (18) - Munster, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Light clear golden straw color with a medium white head. Corn and malt flavor. Nice clean tasting pilsner. Corn is so much better than wheat in a beer. That could be the Hoosier in me.

Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours a clear straw color with a thin white head. Crisp, clean malt aroma. Clean refreshing malt with low noble hop character. Light body with a high carbonation level. Mellow and refreshing lager.

wlajwl (6941) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 Aroma is pale malts, slightly corny and mild/medium sweetness. The flavor is pale malts, corn, fruit and a dry/astringent finish.

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