Farmer Ted’s Farmhouse Cream Ale aims to replicate an early American ale from the Appalachian region, home of North Carolina’s Catawba Valley Brewing Company. To that end it’s a cream ale based on wheat and corn, but with a pleasantly heavy body that you don’t tend to find in beers with such a light flavor profile. The nose is toasty malted grain, and the middle is heavily wheat, with some sweetness from the corn. The finish is mildly sweet as well with a bit of chewy breadiness. This is a nice clean ale, and definitely one to try for someone who doesn’t care for bitterness. It isn’t a light as a summer thirst-quencher, but it’s the next best thing.
I give it a 4.2 out of 5.