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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (10148) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2017
On tap @ Radio Maria and from a bottle at an Irish pub in Champagne. Clear pale gold with a lasting white head that leaves a ring of lace. Clean grains with a kiss of grassy hops. Nice enough.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Scipio (1009) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2017
Pours a clear and thin looking pale yellow with a thin white head. The aroma is faint, with minor amounts of grassy hops, grain, and yeast. The taste is slightly bitter. It isnt as subtle as the nose. Much more grass come through here, as well as bread, honey, and corn. The downside to this is there is a fairly heavy metallic flavor found in here. That metallic flavor dominates the aftertaste. Light in body, slick in texture, and average in carbonation. My mediocre grade to this one actually might be generous.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13538) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Tallboy can from The Malt Shoppe, 9/18/16. Slightly hazy golden, large foamy tan head, decent retention. Aroma of pale malt, floral hops, mild toast. The taste is toasted palt malt, nutty notes, corn, herbal hops bordering on grassy, hints of apricot-like fruits. Medium bodied, crisp.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kchampagne (173) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Poured from the bottle a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma is grassy, and slightly sweet corn. Taste is grainy/grass, with a very slight bitterness. Light bodied and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (6150) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Golden draft pour with white head. Corn and hops. Just a standard lager but better than a Budweiser

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1809) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Pours a clear pale gold with a decent head at first, but with large bubbles (not usually a good sign). Aroma is boiled corn and grass. Taste is sweet pale malt, some bread dough and mild hop bitterness. Clean, crisp and refreshing. Pleasantly surprised.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4942) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Woodmans in Rockford, IL, served straight out the fridge and into a Coors Banquet glass. Very pale yellow, decent amount of lasting creamy white head, some lacing...nose offers a bit of corn sugar, faint floral hops, clean but rather weak at first; after a few minutes the malt graininess shows up...in the body, lightly to moderately sweet, again very clean and here the corn presence is muted, really good malt extraction and balance with some noticeable soft hop bitterness at the finish...body is quite full for the style, by which I mean not at all watery, light and smooth, with very natural-feeling moderate carbonation. For what it is, outstanding - and I love the retro label.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (4232) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Still recall the presence of a few bottles of CV mixed in with other local favorites as they took up a good deal of space on the bottom shelf of the family "ice box". Glad to see the return of a classic as we shared a 16 oz. can at Lunar Brewing Co., and poured it to snifters, displaying a hazed light gold, nearly straw color, with a modest layer of white head foam that reduced to a thin but persistent ring, light film, and spots of lacing. The nose was light lemon, soft grain, and a fleeting hint of DMS. Light bodied, but not thin or watery, with good carbonation, and low, earthy bitterness. A decent hydrator/post lawn mowing refresher.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (16242) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2016
draft - pours yellow white head -nose/taste of lemon, bread, peppercorn - med body

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (14833) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2016
Draft - Grainy and honey notes. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet honey and a touch of grain bitterness. Dry finish.


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