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RATINGS: 336   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (502) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aroma of sweetness and........uhhh.....hard to discern, very slight apple.......taste is tart molasses and malt sweetness and apple as it disappears. Alcohol makes an appearance late and if Jefferson actually made this brew 225 years ago he was well ahead of his time. I actually enjoy the change of pace and taste compared to so many other ales......thank you Mr President.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reggiedunlop (3583) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Pours a clear caramel/golden color with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has winey fruits, molasses, and pine. Flavor follows suit and adds sweet toffee and bread. Mouthfeel is full and syrupy with a piney dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bshep (137) - - OCT 25, 2012
It’s an.... ok brew. For an American strong style it’s rather weak on taste, and a little heavy. Tastes a little a IPA more than ASA. Aroma kind of reminds you of a tavern though. First taste has a bit of a bite to it, but I quickly got used to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tinco (604) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
This was my least favorite of the revolutionary flight at the brewery. The alcohol shone thorugh too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (5274) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Draft @ the brewery, 13 Oct 2012. Slightly hazy amber color. Nose has grain and bread malt. Upfront has a sweet caramelized malt note with crisp and dry hops helping balance the sweetness. The body is a bit on the thin side, yet makes it more drinkable. ABV isn’t real apparent. Has an almost creamy texture. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1990) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours dark gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is bread, citrus and spice. Taste is sweet with light bitters. Medium bodied with sticky finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Draft at Sugars. Dark amber pour with a minimal head. Juicy malt flavors. Red plums. Black peppercorns. Some toasted bready notes. Burnt oranges. Earthy truffles. Wildflower honey. Quite bitter on the tongue. Medium full body. Interesting notes. Lacking a bit, but still well worth sampling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hcgiii (30) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Strong taste with a full feeling all the way through. Good with heavy food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with a slight orange hue and an average (1-2 finger) off-white creamy head that lasted a decent time, finally reducing to a large puddle with a medium collar and had good streaky lacing. The aroma was of a toasted caramel malt, citrus hops and a doughy yeast with notes of toffee, dark fruit (grapes and plums) and possessed a slight alcohol tinge. The taste very lightly sweet and a bit malty with a hint of toffee from the start, then slowly became exceptionally bitter with a note of dark fruit and a bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted a decently long time after the swallow, with a strong bitterness left lying on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body and slightly dry in texture with a medium carbonation. Overall a good powerful tasting brew with a nice bitter malty fruitiness...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1553) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Golden amber with a modest white head and decent lace. Aromas of biscuity malt and floral hops. Sweetness from caramel and biscuit malts up front on the palate, with a touch of offsetting hops bitterness. Light to medium body and carbonation, thin but sticky mouthfeel, and a rich malt sweetness in the finish.

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