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RATINGS: 327   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.

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   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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroadestTom (52) - - MAR 21, 2015
Aroma caramel, cereal, dough, Appearance amber, orange, clear, minimal head, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, lively, Overall I would suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (719) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a hazy amber gold. Has a faint malt, rye, and pine aroma. Has a malty taste with caramel, grains, and earthy flavors. A dry and bitter malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (629) - - DEC 30, 2014
light amber color; floral hop and toasted malt aroma with light caramel notes; a well balanced beer; floral hops; biscuit malt with caramel notes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
billtheman (79) - milford, Delaware, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Nice scent, good light brown appearance, taste was favorable, good on the palate, a good overall beer, I just had a first taste, will buy again in a six pack. This one I got at a package store, that let you fill your own six pack, with a choice of about 12 different brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2014
On tap. Aroma of rye, malt, and slight resin hop. Pours deep red/brown with a nice white malty head. Taste is malt forward with some nice rye and earthy hop. Overall, tastes like a really good homebrew. The weakest of Yards’ presidents methinks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maverick34 (2450) - New York, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottled. Poured I don’t know. Some malts with a bunch of weird berries. Not that great IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (268) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours amber golden, two finger head with some lacing. Aroma of is peppery with honey and caramel notes. Taste is complex yeasty sweet, only a slight spruce bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky mouth feel. Finishes sweet with notes of caramel, yeast, apple, sour cherry, honey and slight alcohol. Good beer but I would prefer more hops but I’m not T J.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3518) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Tap, orange pour white head nose is caramel, taste is strong boozy, some toffee citrus

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (844) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Deep orange gold color. Foamy beige head of two fingers high. Nice clinging lace. Aroma is slightly fruity malt with a slight rye grain and baked bread touch. Complex, fruity toasted malt flavor has notes of honey, rye, nuts and citrus hops. A mouthful of complexity. Some alcohol taste in finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (429) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Golden pour into Belle-Vue snifter. Up front aroma of honey and some floral notes. Bready with a spicy rye flavor. A nice honey sticky sweetness in the finish. It is amazing to think Thomas Jefferson was brewing ale of this quality. Feels like getting a taste of history.

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