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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (12735) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (14273) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jefcon (1790) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (6655) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jaysbeers (86) - - MAY 30, 2014
On tap at the Pine Room Tavern. Clear yellow color. A mild sweet lager aroma. Mild carbonation. Wow--unexpected honey-sweet finish. The sweet finish calms down a little as it warms and pairs with food. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (10069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Draft at Dutchs. Pours a clear yellow golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor are pretty standard pale lager, grainy pale malts, mild hop character, pretty clean, just not very exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (4020) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2014
Draft at Deweys. Pretty cool backstory. Overall a well made lager and tasty session beer. Mellow with enough hop bitterness to keep it lively. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6141) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2014
12oz bottle. This is a pretty solid session beer. Some slight chill haze on an otherwise filtered light yellow-tan body. Buttery, grainy Pils-ish aroma. Classic noble hop tones. Quality boho feel. The corn isnt really a bonus, but it gives it that old school US lager feel. Not much depth, and the aroma starts to become a negative thing after awhile. Well executed, subtle. OK.

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