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Farmer Ted's Farmhouse Cream Ale - Catawba Valley Brewing Company

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79
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56 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Catawba Valley Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 08-02-2005)
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Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):

LOOK: Pale golden, hazy, quick-lived foamy white head

SMELL: Fruity, estery, husky, a bit musty

TASTE: Tightly carbonated, firm and creamy, sweet, fruity, golden raisin, corn, fermented honey, some earthiness, bread, wheat, husk, yeast, dry finish

What a lovely oddball of a beer, brewed with “wheat, corn, American hops and free range yeast.” While none of those ingredients are necessarily new to the Cream Ale style, the addition of wheat in this case overpowers what’s typically a much cleaner style of beer. However, while it’s missing some expected larger-esque nuances it makes up for this with its uniqueness.

Serving type: can

06-29-2013 16:39:23 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
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gets points for 'hidden' strength.. tastes like a 4.5 percenter at 6%. there's something not exactly right about the late aftertaste.. a bit too sugary corn for my liking. sweetbread meets lemon in the taste. The mouthfeel is pretty good and to style, especially given this is out of a can. Which makes this a great poolside/golf beer. But not sure I could go further than 2 or 3, so that goes against that a bit.

nice for being in a can craft, but Bombshell Blonde or Sally is much preferred. just a touch too sweet. a little more hop bitterness and this would be much better.

do love the mouthfeel though.

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Served in the short glass. Blonde appearance. Silver can with a sticker applied. Good use of blank space, silver background with the labeling.
I guess this is an Indigenous southern ale that crosses a lot of syntax territory for just wanting to be an easy drinking gets on with everything and everybody kind of beer. Nice use of oats with corn taking the front seat in showing us the view. Sweet cornbread nose which follows through on the mouth.
Pleasing bright finish with a bit of bitterness and tart. Great summer months drinker for those who can get it.

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Taste is smooth and creamy, no bitterness, mild bread grains with a hint of honey.

It is mellow and medium bodied.

First tried this in Asheville, liked it enough to buy a case and bring it home. Will be sad when its gone, and will search for it again.

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Poured from a 12oz can. Head was bigger than I would like and I've been pouring for a while.

If you don't like cream ales or have never had one, then try it but don't knock it. If you haven't gotten to like them by now you won't. This is a good cream ale. I traveled a lot in Scotland and cream ale is pretty much the norm there. This does great justice to some of the best cream ales I've had.

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Farmer Ted's Farmhouse Cream Ale from Catawba Valley Brewing Company
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