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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2012
12 oz bottle, nice deep amber color, aroma is strong and well balanced. Some maltiness present, and is balanced by the floral notes and alcohol aroma. Taste is very full and also well balanced, some spicyness offsets the bitterness. Active on the palate, nice long aftertaste. Packs quite a punch of flavor, really enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SJL_ (10) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Drank from a standard pint glass out of a bottle. Pours a honey bronze color with a thin head. Settles with considerable sediment visible throughout the pint. Easy drinking ale, smooth, lightly hopped and slightly bitter. Smells of spices and honey and finishes with a mild apple cider flavor. SJL \m/

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
I can understand why Thomas Jefferson is not known as a master brewer. Maybe ye olde timey brews were not a style my modern palate appreciates. I think this tastes bland and rusty. Boo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (5828) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2012
12 ounce bottle thanks to Dan. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A sweet caramel and some hops nose. A spicy flavor with some warmth, light sweet hops, smooth and some sweet almost Belgian character. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (3653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Rich honey aroma. Clear auburn, medium yellow head, decent lacing. Sweet cherry and honey flavor, little hop presence save for a mild grassy finish. Alcohol quite noticeable, tinny. Medium body. Much more flavorful than expected. Quite intense

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robgibbens (406) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Nice copper color with a short but lacy head. Bready/biscuity aroma. Taste is slightly sweet leaving a buttery aftertaste. Not bad overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Going local here in Philly. Bottle at Hawthorne’s. Hazy deep amber colr, small off white head, solid lacing. Aroma of caramel and straw. Taste is bery astringent pine. Unique.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachrymalisis (382) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
caramel, toasty bread, slight nutty malt and a fair amount of hops going on. nice and somewhat tangy. perfectly enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parrothead (292) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a dark orange or light amber, take your pick, with a thin white head. Bready, malty nose. Very smooth mouthfeel, almost chewy. Flavor of grains, maybe rye, almost spicy. Hops to balance. Very interesting ale. Well done.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boxofrane (2056) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours golden with a thin medium head. Smells bready with some earthy tones. Strong flavor.. somewhat different.. and enjoyable.. not sure I could put a lot of these down without doing something foolish.


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