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Yards Thomas Jefferson’s Tavern Ale

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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This powerful and complex golden ale pays homage to Founding Father and fellow brewer, Thomas Jefferson. Yards Brewmaster, Tom Kehoe, worked closely with Philadelphia’s historic City Tavern to recreate this recipe, employing honey, rye, and wheat, just like the beer Jefferson made at Monticello.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjmoen (269) - - MAY 27, 2016
A-. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Good flavor, slightly dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NJJereme (382) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Pours an amber brown color with an off white head. Malty-slightly hoppy aroma, a hint of caramel. Bread-yeast flavor as well. Medium bodied, a little flat but overall alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (286) - Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours clear dark gold,fluffy off white head. Aroma is grainy, hints of honey. Taste of sweet malt, honey, cookie dough, maybe rye bread, dark fruit. Somewhat heavy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Larry_Duffman (309) - - MAR 17, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours copper with a beige head and lacing. The aroma is tea, caramel, and grass. The taste is caramel, slight hop bitterness, earthy, herbal, and a hint of candy sweetness. It?s pretty creamy. It packed a nice punch. This is pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (451) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Poured from a bottles at Costoberfest. Gold in color with a hint of honey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2015
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (431) - - OCT 22, 2015
Had in Philly at City Tavern from a guy dressed up as Thomas Jefferson. Pours from bottle an amber color. Some citrus, pine, alcohol. Solid brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours amber-orange with a one finger off white head which fades to just a little lacing. Aroma is of eye, citrus, pine, spicy hops, bready malts, sweet malts, and some toffee. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly warming, medium-lonf finish. Overall, a pretty tasty American strong ale, especially considering the age of the recipe Yard’s used.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5166) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2015
On tap at Castlebay Irish Pub. Amber body with nice head. Nose of malts, rye and some hops. Taste is rye, wheat and some hop. Not very good in my opinon. Too strong and full forced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pumpkin87 (204) - - AUG 20, 2015
Pours attractive orange-amber with small off-white head that leaves small lacing. Aroma is straightforward: malt, rye, pine. A bit more complexity in the glass especially as it warms, with caramel, dough, floral hops, medium but not lingering bitterness. Higher ABV than expected from the light body. Interesting from an historical perspective, but closer to unobjectionable than exceptional.

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