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Distillery Lane Ciderworks The Jefferson
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Thomas Jefferson was a renowned cidermaker and orchardist in his time. One of his favorite apples was the Newtown Pippin, an apple first grown in New York. Historically, this apple was exported in large quantities to Great Britain (the Queen liked Newtown Pippins so much that British Parliament lifted the import duty only on this apple variety). It is no surprise that the Queen liked the Newtown Pippins so much: on a trip to Europe, Jefferson once notoriously declared, “they have no apples here to compare with our Newtown Pippin!” For our hard cider, The Jefferson, we press Newtown Pippins, along with other vintage cider apples, to create an off-dry cider. The cider is also aged with American oak to achieve an old-time flavor, reminiscent of the oak barrels that Jefferson would have used when brewing his ciders. The Jefferson is perfect with smoked fish and meat.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (12291) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle sample at the source. Clear bright golden color, flat. Fruity aroma of apple flesh. Taste is dry, plain, brightly toasted.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Low carbonation. Lots of oak and something of a wine feel. White wine colour. Light sourness with some bitterness in finish. Bottle pour at cidery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1437) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Distillery Lane as part of their tasting. Clear pale yellow. Aromas of apples. Tastes of oak and apples. Light body with a dry finish. Light mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9766) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is apple and honey with vinous notes. Flavor is apples, lightly tart and earthy with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4753) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle at the DC Craft Beer Festival. Poured a pale yellow color without much of a head, perhaps not really a head at all on this one. Aroma was apples, sweet notes, some woody barrel character. Flavor was barrel, apple notes. Not bad, but the barrel didn’t improve this one too much, at least for me.


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