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RATINGS: 78   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 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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3.5
GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2017
6 oz pour on draft at Snallygaster 2017 shared. Clear straw yellow with off-white head. Aromas of corn, hay, floral notes. Tastes of corn, hay, floral notes. Light body with a dry finish.

2.8
solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2017
Yellow pour. Light bretta but not a lot of interesting elements here. Lots of water like in front of a breaking dam. Light crisp finish. Tap at Snally.

3.3
mansquito (6788) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2017
Owl Farm can: pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is light and frainy with sugar. Mellow and lightly hoppy. Bready with adjuncts. About as good as the style can be.

2.4
BREWMUSKCLES (2727) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2017
whitest white head on the thinner side. sweet really lighter body with some dense component. an interesting light birthday cake like flavor in some bitterness that may very well not be hops. different and for someone like me something that would need to be gotten used to. moderate finish and one dimensional.

3.3
Jow (4028) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Got drawn in by the can design aah marketing. Anyways regular gold pour puffy white head. Nose is light citrus and peppercorn. Tastes of light peppery tones, lemon, herbal, grassy hops. Decent palate. It is what it is and does fine enough with that.

2.6
pkbites (970) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2017
Glass bottle. Pale yellow pour with white head. Grainy nose. Grainy palate with lots of hops. Very dry finish. Not great, but it definitely has a classic taste reminiscent of later days. Quite similar to the likes of Drewrys or Narragansett. Your grandpa probably would have loved this stuff.

3.3
DuffMan (10602) - 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
Scipio (1177) - 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 isn’t 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
Drake (14059) - 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
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.


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