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RATINGS: 318   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doboy (420) - 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 (1047) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gpekar (466) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Poured a medium amber with a slight bit of haze. There was a tall slightly creamy off-white head that reduced to about 1/2" and left a good amount of lacing. The aroma was mild with some molasses and some spice that I couldn’t put a finger on. The beer’s initial taste was slightly dry with somewhat of a metallic taste, becoming more rust like. A bit of bitterness builds from there on with a piney flavor. Perhaps from cedar or juniper berries? The flavor mellows with the mild bitterness continuing to linger for awhile on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rncd89 (2) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2012 does not count
My beer of choice over the summer. Has a very sweet, malty taste there is a nice balance though and is never over-sweet. Mostly drank from the bottle. Has a slight alcohol note nearing the bottom but it is very welcome. Love the six pack cardboard packaging and TJ on the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Poured into a Duvel tulip from a 12 ounce bottle with no freshness date.

A: Clear dark amber, almost copper body with a small light tan head that doesn’t stick around long.

S: Very sweet and malty with brown sugar and nuts, very warm and inviting.

T: Very sweet from the malts with a brown sugar and nuts flavor coming in through the middle and lasting to the finish. I’m not getting any of the bright flavors other users are experiencing, this is very sweet and malty to me. Very warming as well.

M: Sharp carbonation meet a medium bodied beer.

O: I like this more than the rating indicates, but it just doesn’t stand out very much. This is definitely a nice winter beer though, it’s warm and inviting.

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.


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