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 Valley’s vision of early American brewing.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Well, surprise. Found a can of this at Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville, and I couldn’t resist its cheesy label. Plus, cream ales are under-appreciated. This one is light gold, slightly hazy with a modest white head. Nose of hay, sweet grass, cereal, mild corn, and Kolsch-like grape candy. Taste adds some sweetness and a bit of yeast. I dig it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BadAprilia1000 (378) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Pours a very crisp clear pale color with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is fruity, malty, crisp, hay, corn. Taste is sweet and thin, corn, hay, and malt. Very clean beer, slightly more favorable than most of the style, not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiereLuc (1139) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
Jaune paille, peu mousseuse, peu effervescente. Nez minéral, avec des notes peu convaincantes de maïs. Ça ressemble à une Sleeman Cream Ale. C’est bien (puisque la Sleeman a déjà gagné des prix dans sa catégorie), mais rien ne la laisse se démarquer outre sa canette relativement jolie. Ce produit demeure une bière de soif avec un branding qui laisse croire à de plus fortes aspirations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2015
Can thanks to hot pat. Pale, hazy yellow with a bubbly, white head. Sweet fruit and hay. Light, fruity and very sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
geologyguy (974) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2015
Slightly fruity smell, very pale appearance, taste is more like a cheap beer than the cream ale I expected, slight artificial creaminess in there...very fake tasting, very buttery, bleh,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
I am a little perplexed at the low ratings for this beer. For the style I think it is spot on. Light grainy aroma. Crisp grainy malt on the front of the palate gives way to a slightly buttery diacetyl finish. Light bodied. It may not be a double IPA or imperial whatever but this is a good cream ale for sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3724) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Draft at Asheville taproom. Pours golden with a white head. Not much on the nose. Creamy on the tongue. Not much flavor but that’s never been the point with this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (3399) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
12oz can from Hops and Grapes in Hickory. Pale yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet cereal and grain. Tastes of sweet grain, wheat, earthy, grass, corn, little yeasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4752) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Location: Can from Ri Ra, Charlotte, 12/2/14

Aroma: The nose is light and fairly sweet, with corn, bread, malt, and a hint of spice
Appearance: It pours a clody golden color with small ring of white head and light lacing
Flavor: The taste is along the same line, mostly sweet, corn and bread/malt, lightly bitter
Palate: The body is medium, slightly cloying, with a soft carbonation, and a clean finish
Overall Impression: This isn’t a bad cream ale at all. The sweetness feels a touch on the artificial side, but otherwise, it is pretty tasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1678) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Corn comes through. Golden taste like a American no head boring flavor. Not anything I would get decent mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15870) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft at the source during RBWG. Hazy golden yellow color, white head. Aroma of dusty white pepper. Taste is fruity with light funk, smooth.

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