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

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
deanso (10282) - 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.

3.8
RexTalionis (3825) - 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.

3.6
jaghana (6364) - 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 !

3.7
sebletitje (10477) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2012
25cl from Dranken Geers, BB 15/03/2013 Cuivrée/ambrée, col crémeux/ocre épais. Arôme présente un bouquet agréable aigre sur pointe de barrique et de moût sur un léger côté fruité. En bouche, belle note aigre en retrait par rapport à de grand noms du style note épicée moyenne sur un léger profile boisé de chêne. Fruitée avec une pointe sucrée. Garde ce fini de veille cave et ce profile aigre qui persiste sans pour cela prendre le dessus.

3.6
tderoeck (10639) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2012
29/V/2012 - 25cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 16/III/13 (2012-550)

Clear amber beer, nice off-white head, unstable, little adhesive. aroma: pretty sour smell, lactobacillus, sweet caramel, somewhat woody, spices. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet caramel, nice lactic sourness, bit woody, sweet fruity, some raisins, bit peppery, spices. Aftertaste: pretty sour with brown sugar sweetness. A tad on the sweet side, but not bad at all.

3.8
Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle. Bright and clear amber gold, small white head that settles quickly. Aroma of dirty feet and sour lemons. Taste is funky, dusty lemon soda. Interesting stuff.

3.5
MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle. Clear brown colour with white head. Too bad that the head didn’t form well, but it still looked good. Smell was oaky, sour and floral. Flavour had dry sourness in it and you could defintely get some oak in there. Nice fresh beer.. good find.

3.9
olsvammel (7313) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2011
On tap at St Gummarus pub in Lier, Belgium. It poured a clear brown liquid with a white head. Sweet and sour with a malty body. Very nice, reminded me of Rodenbach grand cru and it was my fathers favorite.

2.8
jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2011
Botella. Pours tea colored. Nose of caramel, vinegar, wood, yeast and fermented apples. Taste of grain, old coffee grounds, wet wood, lightly soured apple and vinegar. Yeasty. Odd notes.

3.3
DSG (15432) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2015 Re-rate 12/15: Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Amber. Balsam, vinegar, cookies, caramel. Sweet-sour. 6/3/7/3/14=3.3

[3/3/11] Bottle at Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Clear reddish color with a quickly-diminishing small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some balsamic vinegar and some oak. Sourish-sweet flavor with some cherries, caramel and some wood. Medium-bodied. 6/3/7/3/14=3.3


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