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Yards Thomas Jefferson’s Tavern Ale

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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1404) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours amber-orange with a one finger off white head which fades to just a little lacing. Aroma is of eye, citrus, pine, spicy hops, bready malts, sweet malts, and some toffee. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly warming, medium-lonf finish. Overall, a pretty tasty American strong ale, especially considering the age of the recipe Yard’s used.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (4348) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2015
On tap at Castlebay Irish Pub. Amber body with nice head. Nose of malts, rye and some hops. Taste is rye, wheat and some hop. Not very good in my opinon. Too strong and full forced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pumpkin87 (159) - - AUG 20, 2015
Pours attractive orange-amber with small off-white head that leaves small lacing. Aroma is straightforward: malt, rye, pine. A bit more complexity in the glass especially as it warms, with caramel, dough, floral hops, medium but not lingering bitterness. Higher ABV than expected from the light body. Interesting from an historical perspective, but closer to unobjectionable than exceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (774) - Delaware, USA - JUL 4, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 Average appearance. Aroma is neutral.. a bit of malt. Taste is distinctive.. quite a bit of rye and alcohol is apparent. It is unique, different. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (692) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2015
So glad to be home with an ale that has great flavor. Rich amber color. Deep malt and bitters with a slight fruit taste. Go for this when you want an ale. Bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nathan30533 (913) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2015
This is s crisp and light beer when you are use to the imperial stouts and ipa’s. Enjoy the Belgian malts and crispness of this ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroadestTom (246) - Pennsylvania, USA - 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 (857) - 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 (964) - - 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.

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