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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5319) - 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 (3455) - 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 (11726) - 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 (4729) - 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 (3160) - 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 (7054) - 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 (2142) - 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 (2044) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4651) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
(Bottle) Mondial de la Bière 2004. Thin, white head with a cloudy orange body. Nose is lactic, mellow hops, caramel malt. Strong malt flavour, sweet and alcoholic. Average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
Malty caramel aroma with earthy undertones - smells thick and rich. Copper brown with medium body and pillowy white head that recedes to cover with some sudsy lacing. Fruity and rich with plenty of caramelly malts. Alcohol not at all apparent. Body is medium-full and very drinkable. Despite the high alcohol this goes down like a session beer. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).


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