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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Light malt aroma, nice fruity hops. Medium amber clear with thin head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Hoppy malt start, good acidity. Round bitter finish, bitter after. A nice session ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Pours a beautiful amber with a rocky off-white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is very bold and sweet, lots of caramel malt with dark fruit and floral characteristics. Plenty of hops give it some spicey/pine qualities on the back end. Bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is delightful- very full, round and creamy. Nice head retention and lacing. The alcohol content is very well hidden. Nice brew, recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5285) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Light gold color. Large white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and touch funky (leather and must). A medium to full bodied American Strong Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Kind of bright yeasts. Except for the hops, the taste is very similar to a Belgian Strong Ale. Hops are spicy and somewhat bitter. Nicely balanced. Fairly smooth taste. Very nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Medium amber; mostly clear; nice cake of fluffy beige head. Tingly and effervescent carbonation. Caramel sweetness is on the light side. Nice bitter-orange sourness to give it a little edge. Snappy and somewhat biting bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Dortish. Enjoyable and comforting at 10 a.m. ... thanks, Aaron.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Sparkling clear amber body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, wood/leather/tobacco, caramel, grape. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, spicy/earthy hop, some grape (that becomes more prominent as the beer warms), ginger. Soft, medium body. Alcohol is amazingly well hidden. Quite a nice treat.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
Bottle. Giant head. Thick lacing. A few particles. Orange-amber. Strong candy sugar aroma with fruit and alcohol notes. Very light on the tongue. Strong lemon-lime finish after a sweet start. Beligian-like but unique.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Very hazy amber with a thinning head. The aroma is slightly malty with a little bite of almost peppery hops. I really was a bit surprised that the beer was as strong as it is. It’s pretty drinkable. Toasted bread is the base of the malt in the flavor. This could pass for a decent ESB. Drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6699) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 21, 2004
tap@city tavern. whiff of butterscotch and stale bread. quite sweet - carameland toffee with some strange tang

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Nice orange reddish color with a nice white head. Very yeasty. Hoppy and malty. Full bodied. Enjoyable. Full bodied. Well balanced. Smooth tasting. Citrus hops. Spicey flavored. Cloves. Good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerohen (1995) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2004
Bottled, BB 24 Feb 2004 (sampled 10 June 2004). Clear brown coloured. Malts and brown sugar. Predominantly watery and sugary. Dry finish. Not great, but luckily i got the bottle for free.


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