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RATINGS: 324   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1529) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Served from a firkin, this selection offered up a deep amber appearance. Subdued, fruity, sweet malt aroma. Malt dominates the taste with the hops adding to a slightly bitter mouthfeel. Smooth flavor overall aided by a spicy, yeasty quality in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Sits in the glass a chilled hazed peach skin color, thin off-white head faded quickly, some spots and smaller patches of lace stick. Smells of dulled sweet malts giving off a kind of fruitiness of nectarine, red apple, and raisin and very slight caramel. Taste has a very dullish malt profile, slightly chewy, smooth and malted up like crazy, where's the hops? Seems more like all malts to me, but I guess the hops could be adding to some of the dryer dulled citrus tones that are coming through late along with a tiny woodish note in the finish. There's a very tiny spice and floral tone coming through as it warms nearer the finish. Feel is close to medium and quite smooth with a milder tone of malts and just a nudge of carbonation and husk-like texture midway to finish. This was a bit more malts then I like my pales, like em much more hopped up and/or at least balanced evenly between the two, but this was nice enough, reminded me of a Maibock.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rafalski (6) - annandale, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2004 does not count
fruity aroma with a hint of maple and a bit of bitterness on the finish. creamy and very much so mouthfull. long lasting finish with soft aftertones. yeasty at first, but hops and malt off-set it quite nicely. one of the nicest ales i have ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (850) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Light fruit aroma. Slightly sweet taste - actually tastes just a bit like an iced tea. Loooks like a glass of iced tea, too - coppery/amber color. Great flavor and no hint of alcohol for being 8% ABV. Good stuff from a good brewer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2533) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2003
12oz. bottle. Very little head. Hazy copper color. Spicey, hoppy nose, cinnamony. Medium body sort of astringent, spicey, citrusy flavors with some hints of honey also.finish is dry. WOW! 8% alc. couldnt taste it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Bottle, room temperature (seeing as how my favorite president had no fridge) Gold/amber, scant head. Very Belgian aroma. Fruity, yeasty, slightly sour, some herbal hops. Alcohol well-hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Dec 2003 now available in bottles. Deep golden color, but no head and no lace (proper for an english ale?). Reminiscent of a toned down IPA/double IPA (Celebration/Dogfish 90). Very quaffable, but a $40/case, not sure if the value is there

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2003
City Tavern billed this as unfiltered. It had a strong citrus aroma. The coloring was a deep amber with orange and red. I would think it was a pale ale based on the amount of hops I could taste. Not too astrigent, fairly light actually, with a very pleasing smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Intersting ale.It is very yeasty in the Yards tradition.It smells yeasty,sweet(honey)touch of fruit,malty.Nice deep orange w/plenty of yeast floating about(same yeast as the rest of their beers).The taste is belgian like yet mellow and yeasty and on the sweet side.The palate is smooth and oily/very light carbonation/very little hops.8% is hidden nicley.Expensive but pretty good.(8.99 6-pk)I bought this at Ronnie's beverage in Forest hill,MD.This certainly doesen't come off as a strong ale yet does prove it's octane.Head and lace were weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2003
At City Tavern, the dude there called it a honey wheat? It didn't strike me as one. Medium orange, good, lasting head. Decent malt body, definite hoppy finish with grapefruit flavors coming to the front. A bit of a bite on the palate. No honey detectable. Pretty good actually.

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