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RATINGS: 339   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2012
12oz bottle courtesy of jcartamdg. Pours a very pretty clear orage-yellow with a white head. Nose is some sweet malts, some bready malts, some spice that tastes of green raisins with some mild bitterness. Flavor follows with some nice malt, some bread, some mild hops, mild citrus, and a spice that comes off to me like green raisins. Light in body and no sense of 8% alcohol. Interesting beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (4148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Dark amber body, moderate sized pale tan head, minimal lacing. Caramel , light toffee, bready malts, some piney hops. Not much complexity. Medium bodied, lightly sweet finish, appropriate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1251) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Pours copper with white lace and some head. Aroma of malt, grass, hops. Slightly sweet with cinnamon and molasses tones. Thick body. Medium carbonation and bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (531) - 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 (3632) - 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 (144) - - 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 (609) - 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 (5770) - 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 (2047) - 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 (2469) - 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.

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