CJfromPhilly (138) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from the 12 oz. bottle a bright copper color with a full, sticky 2 finger head that hangs around for a minute or 2 before settling into a medium collar. There is lively medium carbonation. Aroma is a mixture of caramel and breadiness. 1st sip brings a slightly sweet caramelized malt note with the breadiness coming in along it a hint of hops/alcohol bitternesss. The palate is of medium heft, with a slick, creamy texture with a soft amount of carbonation. The finish is rather bitter, but not in a bad way, owing to the hops & 8% abv. Overall, a tasty offering from Yards. Thomas Jefferson should take his rightful place next to Samul Adams among the pantheon of brewer/patriots!
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a yellow/amber color with a whitish head. It is kind of hard to describe this one. It was rich and sweet with complex overtones but nothing in particular really stood out. That being said I really liked it and it packed a punch.
TheEpeeist (3137) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Yellow brown with a creamy white head. Nose is dough, light citrus, rose petals and honey. Slick medium body with substance and rough carb. Nice rustic feel though. Taste is candi, pine, Belgian yeast and clove. A simple, sweet sipper with a kick.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice golden pour, with a somewhat sweet nose. Also tasted very full bodied, was good. I liked it.
Strykzone (4386) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A shared 12 oz. bottle. This poured mostly clear and golden with a decent head. It was quite sweet with some citrus hops. Sweetness was almost cloying and while the hops added tartness and bitterness they couldnít over come the sugar.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light-hazed amber body under a two-finger head after an aggressive pour. Balanced aroma, teetering towards sweet caramel malt. Flawless flavor, malt and hops in near-perfect balance (but again, drifting sweetly), alcohol unassuming. You know what? Iím not going to over-analyze this. This is a really good session ale, regardless of ABV. Step up. ~~~~~~~~ Variety 24 pk./12 oz. btls., random bottleshop, Paoli, PA
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a translucent medium brown-ish orange. Eggshell head. Aroma is caramel, cider, spice and a some booze. Itís not very good. Taste is a kinda one note sweetness with a bitter, boozy finish. Feel is too thin. Itís not terrible, but it could be drier or richer or more complex. Thereís just something missing.
Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample @ Iron Monkey, Jersey City, NJ
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt and caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beer pours golden brown with a nice head retention, mild malty overtones with a slight aroma of molassas or brown sugar. Attack is crisp and beer is surprisingly well-balanced with a nice clean finish. I expected a sweet, malty, tacky sort of brew, but this one is really well done.
yespr (29416) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight hoppy. Light citrusy too. Sweet and fruity into a dry hoppy finish.