Evil Twin & BFB – From Tennessee With Smoke – 5.6 out of 7

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From Tennessee With Smoke is a collaboration beer courtesy of Blackberry Farm Brewery and Evil Twin Brewing. Labeled as a Smoked Farmhouse Ale this beer emits great campfire smell right off the bat. It pours like a thin, bright, blond beer… like a farmhouse ale oddly enough. This beer is just a touch bitter and dry. I’m also getting a little bit of ashyness in this beer, otherwise I might mistake this beer for Smoke Wheat Everyday, although the matching champagne bottle and similar labels are influencing that comparison for sure. Ashyness often detracts from the flavor, but not in this case. Today it takes a light and airy beer and rolls up the sleeves, it’s the 5 o’clock shadow, it’s the attitude that this Sunday afternoon beer needs. I feel better about myself now. I’m happy with this beer. Overall score = 5.6 smokestacks on a 1-7 smokestack scale.

Brewer Evil Twin and Blackberry Farm Brewery
Beer Name From Tennessee with Smoke
Brewer’s Description The creative energy at Blackberry Farm Brewery is driven by a deep passion for collaboration: Sharing knowledge, ideas, and passion to craft beers of the highest quality for the enjoyment of others. With this inspiration in mind, we were honored to welcome Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Evil Twin Brewing to join us in early April for the brewing of our first collaborative beer. Our dear friend Allan Benton, of Benton’s Country Hams, graciously allowed us to age a portion of the malt and hops being used for this beer in his smoke house, permeating the grain with a rich, earthy hickory smoke character. With a wink and a nod to traditional European smoked beers, influenced and colored by the preservation heritage found in Southern smoke houses, and finished with a Belgian yeast strain, this beer straddles both the Old and New World as interpreted through inspired collaboration.
Food Pairings Smoked pork, grilled oysters, smoked onion jam, grilled peaches
Brewery Location Walland, TN
Alcohol content by volume 6.3%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 34
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 2
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 5
Sausage detection? Y or N Yeah, maybe a little
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 5
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 2
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 5.6

The brewers:

http://www.blackberryfarm.com/brewery/beers/from-tennessee-with-smoke

http://eviltwin.dk/

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About SmokeBeerMinistry

I like beers that taste like smoke.
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