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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1896) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2048) - 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.

3.6
   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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (799) - 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...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1449) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
12oz into pint glass A- Light amber with 3 finger lacy white head. S- Malty, a bit of ’C’ hops. T- Really sweet, like high fructose corn syrup sweet. A little bit of citrusy hops. M- A bit thick, decent carb, but just cant get past the thickness. O- Really cant get past the sweetness on this one, its not a caramelized malt sweetness, its something else entirely, just doesn’t taste right. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-14-2012 06:17:52

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Mostly clear copper pour with a nice small foamy cream head. Malt, light cherry, and bready yeast on the aroma, and about the same on taste. Nothing too complex, but pretty solid and flavorful.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (4071) - 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 (3520) - 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 (2484) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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


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