Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Caves is een amberkleurig bier van hoge gisting van 5,8%. Het bier wordt gebrouwen van gerst, tarwe en hop, zonder kleurstoffen of conserveermiddelen en zonder toevoeging suikers. Volgens Alphonse Swartelee, brouwmeester en bierhistoricus, zou Caves van alle heden gebrouwen bieren, waarschijnlijk het meest het middeleeuws bier benaderen: zoet en zuur.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2961) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2013
Into a Saison tumbler at just on cool. Pour is quite angry and fuelled by surging effervescence that lifts a messy two inches of dirty white foam. Persistent head and frosting. The body of beer a radiant, ruddy chestnut . Very fruity, olfactory tickling bouquet displaying noted of plum juice, French cider vinegar, raspberry khoulis, Fizz-whizz sherbet and mulled wine. Tart, tongue twisting acidity grips on first sip. An odd amount of rough, nutty and roasted malts comes through also. Body is quite firm, the mouthfeel softly peppery. Very fruity like the nose with a vinous quality in the finish hinting at Madeira wine. All together this ale is extremely balanced, tasty and quaint. A very approachable brew! (25cL, BB 19/09/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (2611) - PORTUGAL - AUG 19, 2013
Shared a 25cl from La Cave Bire de St Lo. It pours a clear amber in color with small and persistent whitish head. Aroma is sour and sweet. Sour and sweet aftertaste (although with some metallic notes). Smooth and nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (5978) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy amber-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of acetone, vinegar, peaches, cherries, light banana and grain. flavour is quite sweet, with notes of bread dough, caramel, rotten reaches, more acetone, some butter and a tart finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jmgreenuk (8516) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle at the Jim=John tasting, Den Haag. Poured a clear chestnut brown colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is sour and rather glue like with a sweet tooth decaying flavour. Truly awful.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Benzai (14784) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle shared by Deanso @ Jim is John tasting. Clear rusty amber color, no real head. Smell sour, burned plastic, barnyard. Taste lightly sourish but a lot of sugary sweetness, funk, vinegar and barnyard. Dont like it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kermis (12183) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours clear brown with a small off white head. Aroma is pretty obnoxious, sweet tart overripe fruit. Flavour is heavy swwet and equally bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle @ ABC Beers Jim=John tasting. Clear amber pour, no head. Aroma of sweaty, meaty balsamic vinegar, very offensive. Flavor is varnish, balsamic vinegar and some fruits. Weird sour sweetish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
deanso (9809) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 12, 2013
25cl bottle from the bier paradijs, shared. Thin white head. Sour aroma. Clear amber pour. Not bad for a sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3642) - FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
Bottled, BBE 28.09.2013. Pours clear amber in color with small whitish head. Notes of sour vinegar, earthy some barnyard and even some sweeter notes as in toffee are to be found in aroma. Burnt bready malts, some vinegary notes along with fresh apples and some more sweeter notes in taste. Interesting beer this one. Sour and sweet aftertaste. Smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5770) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle 25cl, a clear amber beer with low head. Nose is sour with wood notes. Aroma is on apple, grapes, red fruits and cherry, quite sweet, nice sour notes, light wood touch. Finish is also sour with toasted and caramel notes, slightly metallic. A very good one !

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