Blackberry Farm Native Series - Tennessee Cream Ale

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tennessee Cream Ale, the second release in our Native Family of beers, draws its inspiration from the rich agricultural and culinary heritage that guides our brewing program. Corn has long been a staple crop of the South, whether being served at the table or sipped from a jar, and was traditionally used as the base ingredient for the Cream Ale style of beer. In celebration of that heritage, we have crafted a light golden Tennessee Cream Ale brewed with flaked corn and heirloom grits, and fermented with a wild strain of native yeast from our Farm for a delicately malty body with a hint of corn sweetness and a crisp, refreshing finish.

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3.9
willisread (3695) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2017
Bottle from Red Spirits & Wine. Pours an earthy gold with a full 2 fingers of soapy foam. Very active carbonation. Nice woody, Brett forward nose. Light toasted oak on the pallet with faint grain and earthy funk. Dry finish, with more wood, brett and grass. A hint of sweetness, but the brett does the heavy lifting. Classic BFB beer.

4.4
JDBaker11058 (2375) - Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2017
appearance: hazy bright golden orange, huge creamy white head, good lacing. aroma: corn, grass, funk, hominy. taste: slightly sweet corn, a sharp funk (almost brett-like), grass, a hint of honey. finish: lingering funk, grass; tremendously bright, prickly palate. notes: This MFer drank like water. Carbonated, yeasty, corny, creamy, delicious water. By far the best in the style I’ve ever had. Bottle from The Brew Cellar in Charleston, South Carolina.

3.4
oobawa (1795) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2017
A corked-n-caged cream ale. God I love craft beer. Too bad I’m not over the moon with this particular craft beer; big, heavy funk melding with the grass-n-corn soul of a cream ale isn’t a flavor I wholeheartedly dig. Nose is neutral graininess backed up by a modest swipe of barnyard, and the looks are rather sexy, hazy gold with a massive, lingering white head and ample lace. Taste mixes corn sweetness with bitter floral hops, all set against a bready middle and ever-present funk. Slight tart notes prop up the back end, and the finish is appreciably dry and yeasty, yet the general cream ale blah-ness keeps the pint from becoming anything exceptional. Drinkable, though, and the sparkly texture invites further investigation. Worth trying for the curiosity factor alone.

3.9
ctipping (2252) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2017
375 mL bottle. Hazy orange with a big fluffy head that lasts and lasts. Smells of sweet corn and cereal malt. Yeasty "funk" or "barnyard" or whatever you want to call it. A little floral, too. Tastes grassy and even a little herbal up front. Bitter and yeast immediately. Some of the corn sweetness comes through, but it has an earthy and, seemingly, bretty finish. I had no clue what to expect from the label. This was a pleasant surprise.

3.9
rdixon77 (3066) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Thanks Carl! Awesome cream ale...pretty much a sour cream ale. Funky, tart, with good hay, grassy body. Excellent mouthfeel with creaminess coming through but still sharp in the taste profiles. Yum.

4
drowland (9161) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2017
1/3/17. Bottle thanks to CORRRRRALLLLLLLL! Orange pour with a nice off-white head. Funky aroma, touches of tartness, hints of straw, hay, corn, pale malts. Good flavor, again funky and mildly tart, clean pale malts, hay. Surprised this isn’t listed as sour/wild ale.

3.7
fiulijn (21399) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2017
Tasting at Matt’s
Hazy blond color, thin head. Strong funky character, permeating aroma and flavor; highly carbonated dry mouthfeel; a bit of vegetable bitterness in the final.
Excellent Wild beer.

3.6
mcberko (19175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2017
375mL bottle, pours a hazy dull golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out notes of corn, straw and cereal malt. Flavour is much more on the funky side, which drowns out any cream ale elements, with the funky wild yeast upfront and dried out biscuity malt. Dry, moderately funk and almost champagne-like on the finish. Nice stuff.

3.6
Oakes (19013) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2017
Cloudy, dull tan. The aroma shows off brett, footy yeast notes. On the palate, light body, grainy if you use your imagination. Not much hop. Brett is the first order of the day, but there’s a lot of funky yeast. Off-dry finish. They are definitely taking some liberties with the style, but who knows what yeast was like in the late 1800s. I’ll let it slide.

3.7
Travlr (26214) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of toasted cereal. Taste is lightly funky Cheerioes. Tasty and easy drinking.


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