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Farmer Ted's Cream Ale | Catawba Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
catawbabrewing.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Farmer Ted's Farmhouse Cream Ale

Added by GCBrewingCo on 08-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,452
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
118
pDev:
11.21%
Bros Score:
3.3
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 33
Reviews by Cresant:
Photo of Cresant
3.02/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served this 12 oz. can in a shaker pint. No date. The dull golden body supported a white head that quickly faded to nothing.

The smell was lightly vegetal. Anonymous fruit, maybe cooked peaches?

The taste was crisp fruitiness with a light sour/tart flavor. Solidly malty. Lightly bready. Pretty easy to drink.

The mouthfeel was medium to full bodied. Dense and zippy in the mouth but a little slippery and smooth in the finish.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of east_tn_gk
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

This beer is very smooth. Some cream ales are too sweet, this one is just right. It has a heavier taste than it's light golden color would suggest. It has no bitter qualities at all, and a fresh after taste. Good light beer, great dessert beer.

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Photo of oberon
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice to see Catawba Valley six packs over here in the Triad.Poured into a standard pint glass a clear lighter golden with a halfinger bone white head that was gone pretty quickly.Sweet notes in the nose,mainly corn and and cereal grains,not much hop presence.Somewhat sweet up front on the palate but it balances out somewhat with mild toastiness and faint grassy/herbal hops in the finish.Not bad for what it is,it's good for doing stuff around the house like today.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigBadBob113
3.48/5  rDev 0%

Photo of avitallo
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Golden32
2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can in SC.
Light clear golden body.
Very good head.
Gentle aroma with light bread and mild, rather faint hops. Very smooth and refresjing. Relatively full body for style.
Overall: excellent cream ale.

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Photo of goast8127
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of nuebs
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Barley's Taproom in Asheville.

A - Pours a clear gold with a ton of carbonation rising to the top. There's a thin layer of soft, white head that has decent retention.

S - sweet corn, a bit musty, grassy

T - corn, sweet, grassy, a hint of apple

M - smooth, light to medium bodied, good carbonation

This is a refreshing, light offering that was perfect on this hot day. It's worth checking out.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying this at my Bestie's in Charlotte. It poured a clear golden with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints of biscuit. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a solid beer.

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Photo of Damian74
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of bmoraymond
4.05/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of zimm421
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thagr81us
3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from tap into a sampler shaker. Poured a golden yellow with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a half finger very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, and skunk. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, slight skunk, and earthy. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew, but very weak. The earthy aspect I picked up on was kind of nice. But in a Cream Ale? That shouldn't be here... This one is worth trying for a fan of the style or a ticker, but once and done is good enough for me.

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Photo of BigBoels
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of KTCamm
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12/31...pours clear copper, some active bubbles, white foam. Slight citrus buried in a nose of straw, hay, and wheat. Taste holds citrus, but rolls into a clean creamy ale. Has a corn like lager flavor. Smooth and simple.

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Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is slightly sweet, maybe a hint of vanilla. Taste is crisp, sweet, creamy, some grains, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is a decent beer.

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Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of CM31
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of logicalparadox
4.06/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Farmer Ted's Cream Ale from Catawba Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 118 ratings
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