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RATINGS: 311   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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
iphigeneia5 (2) - - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
A fairly hoppy beer with wonderful honey and rye sweetness ro balance the bitterness. Bit of a lingering finish but very light on the palate. Pairs well with rustic red meat based dishes (beef stew, cottage pie, etc).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle split at Christine and Daves thanks to DLJ, 27/11/13. Clear golden amber with a moderate off white covering that retains well. Nose is bready malt, toffee, biscuit, bitter fruit tang, woody, scorched brown sugar. Taste comprises toffee, faint hop backbone, bitter orange, touch of booze. Medium bodied with a little oomph, dry, fine carbonation with a lick’o’booze in a sweetish finish. Ok drinkable affair but lacks depth for the ABV and not one I’d choose to revisit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1199) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pours a reddish orange copper color with a light white head and good lacing. Aroma yields a bit of a yeasty note mixed with syrup. Taste is orange, vanilla slightly tart finish with a caramel beginning. Mouthfeel is average. After a while I noticed a distinct cherry flavor rounding out the taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chandler0201 (640) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Copper pour with small white head and medium lacing. Aroma was very malty and bready with hint of spice I could not think of. Flavor was very malty with some cinnamon and maybe cloves, and a slight alcohol burn in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agtorange8 (5) - - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
Enjoyed on tap when at the Irish Pole. Strong. .…..................................

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkinWell (231) - - NOV 18, 2013
Pours copper color. Sweet malty flavor with hints of citrus. Smooth finish with balanced hoppy notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (924) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Very good copper pour w/ a big white head that slowly fades & leaves good lacing. The aroma is of sweet malt which is similar to the taste. Crisp yet very smooth at 8%. This is a very solid beer and exceeded my expectations.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (689) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt and fruit. Very smooth with a light alcohol finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1958) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Hazy Orange Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing S: Raisins, Bread, Earthy T: Raisins, Plums, Nectarines M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Sticky, Sweet Overall, a decent beer that seems very thick but isnt, somewhat fruity and mildly cloying.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2013
on draft west of philly. Its another long trail/magic hat type beer. Slightly worse than a sam adams. Plain, grainy, just enough bitterness for balance.


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