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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - JUL 20, 2005
mr. jefferson is apparently not too much of a brewer, though a brewer nevertheless. golden collor w/ large white foam. spicy aroma, fruity yet bitter, which is my main complain. the balance is lacking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2005
12 oz bottle. Murky orange with a thick head and lots of lacing. Aroma is Belgian spices, lemon and malt. Taste is much of the same but bitter, dry and yeasty. The massive 8% is masked pretty well though. Mouthfeel is lively but theres a tinny aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (6004) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Poured a hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices, sweet caramel malts, and orange peel. Taste of spices, sweet malts, tart citrus, and a touch of alcohol in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattShizzle (594) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
An excellent, strong beer. Very interesting flavor. Different. No noticeable hop flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rajendra82 (1035) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2005
From BA pezoids as part of BIF 20 package, this beer came with a historic looking label bearing the image of Thomas Jefferson. As I cracked open the bottle, a foaming gusher almost erupted on my desk, but some quick handiwork saved the day, with only a couple of drops being wasted. The beer came out cloudy, and deep orange in color, with a Duvel-esque tall foamy head capping the body and crowning above the rim of the glass. The aroma was also evocative of a Belgian strong pale ale, with a musty, yeasty, spicy smell. The taste was rustic with a rough hewn apricot juice like maltyness and a distinct sour note. The yeast was very earthy and provided a unique spiciness. The hops were muted. The mouthfeel was gritty without being harsh, and the aftertaste sticky and sweet-sour. The 8% alcohol was well hidden among the layered flavor profile. I am not sure if Thomas Jefferson formulated this recipe after his tour of Paris as ambassador, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he did come up with this beer after visiting some Belgian or Dutch tavern after making landfall in Europe.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
Sampled at le Mondial de la bičre 2005. Pours a clear copper color with a thin white head. Aroma of hops and caramel with some underlying malt. Flavor of hops, caramel and malt with a bitter finish. The texture is dry and the carbonation is soft.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Light orange hue wearing a ring of white foam. English hop nose, possibly Fuggles hit you with salty grains and dry fruits (apples, oranges). Extremely sulfury palate, salty, sea air breeze and nothing, but overwhelming dryness. Intense carbonation, not very cleaning at all. This is a shock, aggressively dry, sulphur notes lasting forever and a long whiff of alcohol vapors. It fails to procure me any pleasure…

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3051) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
Aroma:Light fruity aroma..... Appearance:Yellow orange,good head... Flavor:Good bitterness and light fruit flavor...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (5547) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2005
UPDATED: APR 26, 2005 2004 bottle. Pours a deep yellow, rich hay colored body, with a fair amount of white head, moderate retention, low lacing. Aroma smells of corn blossoms, vanilla, toasted, buttery grains, some honey and light peaches. A hint of light citrus as well. Flavor is quite sweet initially, vienna or pils malt, lots of honey and creaminess, with a moderate amount of low-bitterness hops that add a light citrus zest. Body is medium-full with a very fluffy feel to it, lots of carbonation. As it dies down and warms, light yeast notes can be found as well as some distinct corn-breadiness. Alcohol is very well-masked, I drank this quite easily and quickly. If the Founding Fathers were drinking this stuff, then I have some faith in early American brewing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 1, 2005
Poured a hazy copper color with a huge rocky light tan head. Flavor is fruity, citrus and peach, with a balanced bitter slightly tart finish. Throat warming on the end. Aroma is fruity, mostly citrus and some maltiness but none of that stood out much.


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