Crossroads
The Black Abbey Brewing Company

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Style:
Cream Ale
Ranked #224
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
80
Ranked #41,834
Avg:
3.45 | pDev: 16.23%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
19
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The Black Abbey Brewing Company
 
Tennessee, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  3
SCORE
80
Good
Notes: Crisp and clean, bright as a summer morning. Brewed with a hint of rice and corn for a clean, crisp body.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Krisp09:
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Krisp09 from Virginia

3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp cream ale with hint of floral hops mixed with some Belgian funk from yeast with slightly metallic finish. A refreshing beer but nothing special

Jun 25, 2015
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khargro2 from Tennessee

4.01/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Apr 06, 2020
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ImperatorScab from Tennessee

3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 05, 2019
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John1985 from Tennessee

3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice bright golden ale, aroma was of malts and yeast. Flavor was malt accented with a twang of hops and maybe Belgian yeast to make it refreshing. Light-bodied and very much a summer crusher beer with decent flavor and low bitterness. FYI ABV on can was 4.9%

Jun 26, 2017
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FLBeerGuy from Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 18, 2015
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Apr 26, 2015
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AlexFields from Tennessee

3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Apr 23, 2016
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denver10 from New Mexico

3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear light yellow with a slight white head. Aroma is sweet and doughy plus a touch spicey from what I figure is belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet, doughy and a touchy spicey, again from the yeast, and a touch of minor earthy or grassy hops. This one needs to do away with the sweetness because it pretty much killed the beer for me. A weak, somewhat active mouthfeel. Overall , can't say I really enjoyed this one. I had no issue downing my pint but I wouldn't want to order this again.

Sep 02, 2014
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benloho from Utah

3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

May 14, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a tasty but unconventional cream ale, pulling elements from a number of different styles it seems like. sweet almost corny malt base is sort of american adjunct lager style, for sure, but there there is also a brilliant hop complexion, as subtle as it is, its unique, but it stands out, and thats very american pale or something, but it also hinges on the edge of kolsch, with this really low abv and super refreshing blonde ale type overall vibe. i think is a very successful fusion too, as these styles often never come together, at least not this way. a very refreshing beer, with effervescent carbonation. it has some leftover sweetness though, and it hurts what i love about it. black abbey was the one place i wanted to go more than anywhere else on my trip, and i didnt make it, so this was the closest i got. their taproom looks awesome, and although this beer is pretty good, it middles compared to other stuff they do, and i want more. next time i am in nashville, i am going here for sure. i wish they didnt keep such weird hours though...

May 21, 2015
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Elicoleman from Colorado

3/5  rDev -13%

Aug 28, 2014
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Apr 13, 2018
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Rimbimhoot from Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 22, 2018
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Chuffbomb from Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.9%

Jul 23, 2014
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Mafia88

3.76/5  rDev +9%

Nov 25, 2014
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Nathan401 from Tennessee

3.8/5  rDev +10.1%

Nov 27, 2014
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LukeGude from Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Aug 12, 2014
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helios7 from Oregon

1.5/5  rDev -56.5%

Light, bland, unremarkable.

Oct 31, 2014
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dschwartz13 from Tennessee

3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oct 27, 2019
Crossroads from The Black Abbey Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 19 ratings