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RATINGS: 324   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (3441) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle and tap. Doesnt resemble a golden ale to me, dark copper color, not much head or lacing. Aromas of cherry, barley, sugar, boozey purple grapes. Taste is about the same with a sweet dark cherry, ginger, and a little citrus. I prefer Ben’s recipe to Thomas’ but still a decent american strong ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Amber, nice cream-like top. Crystal malt nose, a bit of spent grain and light tannins. A bit dank with some wet sock flavor. Otherwise, there is caramel, and the uprising of oxidated bits. The body is somewhat watery. Alcohol breathes onto the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2100) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Pours a golden amber with a thick fluffy head. Aroma of creamy malts with some hop bitterness. Taste follows, a bit sweet, nice creamy mouthfeel, good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scarletfire65 (981) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Clear copper, fluffy white head. The aroma is subdued, but smells vaguely like bourbon. Complex flavor - sweet and malty underneath with notes of toffee, bourbon, minerals. Overlayed with a citrusy hop edge. Finishes balanced, with a perfect amount of warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pours a clean tangerine gold with a finger of sticky white head. Good lacing and steady beading. The nose boasts an array of harsh caramel/toffee malts and soft citric hop notes. Smells darker than it looks... It really is awesome to think that beer like this dates back to the time of our founding fathers. Beautiful depth and complexity. I don’t think "English Strong Ale" but more like hoppy Scotch ale. Good stuff. Complex, approachable, great concept. All 4’s.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1284) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Light orange/gold. Think white head. Nose has malts and slight hops. Nice lingering malts on the tongue, but there is a sweetness in this beer along with a nice hop balance. Does not taste like a strong ale to me, but hey, it’s good, so whatever.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Nice malty aroma. Good head, dark orangish color. Unfortunately a lot of sea monkey mess floating in the glass. Still a great easy taste. Nice finish, great mouth feel. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours copper in color with a pure white head. The aroma is fruity and mild. Fruity malts and grassy hops, warming alcohol bite. Very enjoayble.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2012
aroma, basement like ester some hop floras, color, decent warming hue, taste, old malt comes to front, some musty esters, slight fruitness, overall not bad different for sure, would buy again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Has a pretty copper color. Smell is mild, slightly sweet. Taste is a bit unusual, bready, hops, alcohol, lots of flavors pulling in different directions. Overall a mediocre beer.


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