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Catawba Valley Farmer Teds Farmhouse Cream Ale

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Paying homage to the original settlers of Appalachia and brewed with natural ingredients such as wheat, corn, American hops and free range yeast. This crisp refreshing ale is the product of Catawba Valleyís vision of early American brewing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Keg @ Catawba during RBWG. Gold with a small head. Pretty bready aroma. Little else. Slight lemon and sugar cookie flavor. Smooth, without much personality. Cream Ales are pretty boring, so this is to style. Not bad though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Can. Poured a hazy straw with a medium-sized white head. Aroma and flavor were lots of corn, slight funk, oddly sweet, yeasty. The first couple of sips were intriguing, but then the funky, creamy corn got to be too much for me. I love farmhouse, wild, sour, etc., but this just didnít quite taste right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Not the best from a really good brewery! Just as any summer release, this would be perfect if paired with a hot, humid day or just cruising around on the lake! Wished it would of produced more cream, as I would of liked the sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
woodychevy (349) - - MAY 25, 2014
Tried on tap at Creekside Tavern. Better than I expected, but that is not saying much. Pours a hazy golden color. Some head that dissipates. All the grains come through in the nose and palate (actually a nice mix of wheat, corn and barley) - not much in the way of hops. So, drinks fairly smooth and refreshing but lacking in the way of interest/taste. Might drink after mowing the lawn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deaconmike (375) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2014
Poured from a can. Pale yellow with fizzy ivory head. Aroma is grain and a touch of funk. Taste is malt and grain with a strange sweetness that tastes like corn. Light crisp body. Probably not a repeater for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (1797) - South Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2014
Pale golden with a very short-lived head† A weak ale in terms of both aroma and flavor.† Light body; enough carbonation to provide a touch of crispness. † No more flavor, and no better, than a typical light beer.† Hints of corn even. Smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (1926) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2014
@ Whole Foods Market / Asheville NC --- Clear medium gold amber, rim head, no lace. Taste is souped up MGD - sweet malt with corn that turns fizzy bitter somewhere deep in the palate, then moves to a short finish. Itís not that I canít easily drink it, in fact, itís a plus that it drinks easy. Itís just that there are so many better choices at a comparable price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5362) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Draft at Barleyís. Pours a hazy yellow/golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have creamy wheat, corn, mild fruit, floral nose, yeast, softer finish. Alright for what it is, but not something I would revisit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5333) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a completely transparent light gold with foamy white head. Smells yeasty with a touch of hops. Tastes like it smells with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Alright.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADesenberg (581) - Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Can: Pours a nice golden yellow with a big white head. I loved this... but Iím a sucker for a cream ale. Nice and refreshing, light but still packed with some flavor. Grainy... Corny... Tasty.

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