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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Sparkling clear amber body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, wood/leather/tobacco, caramel, grape. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, spicy/earthy hop, some grape (that becomes more prominent as the beer warms), ginger. Soft, medium body. Alcohol is amazingly well hidden. Quite a nice treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2004
Bottle. Giant head. Thick lacing. A few particles. Orange-amber. Strong candy sugar aroma with fruit and alcohol notes. Very light on the tongue. Strong lemon-lime finish after a sweet start. Beligian-like but unique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3496) - Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Very hazy amber with a thinning head. The aroma is slightly malty with a little bite of almost peppery hops. I really was a bit surprised that the beer was as strong as it is. It’s pretty drinkable. Toasted bread is the base of the malt in the flavor. This could pass for a decent ESB. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 21, 2004
tap@city tavern. whiff of butterscotch and stale bread. quite sweet - carameland toffee with some strange tang

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Nice orange reddish color with a nice white head. Very yeasty. Hoppy and malty. Full bodied. Enjoyable. Full bodied. Well balanced. Smooth tasting. Citrus hops. Spicey flavored. Cloves. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerohen (2167) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2004
Bottled, BB 24 Feb 2004 (sampled 10 June 2004). Clear brown coloured. Malts and brown sugar. Predominantly watery and sugary. Dry finish. Not great, but luckily i got the bottle for free.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
(Bottle) Mondial de la Bière 2004. Thin, white head with a cloudy orange body. Nose is lactic, mellow hops, caramel malt. Strong malt flavour, sweet and alcoholic. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
Malty caramel aroma with earthy undertones - smells thick and rich. Copper brown with medium body and pillowy white head that recedes to cover with some sudsy lacing. Fruity and rich with plenty of caramelly malts. Alcohol not at all apparent. Body is medium-full and very drinkable. Despite the high alcohol this goes down like a session beer. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7115) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 7, 2004
Sweet, rich big brew, alcohol is sitting right behind you. Malty, sweet, but just average finish. Nothing special here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
UPDATED: APR 11, 2008 2008-04-10. Hazy golden amber body with a large foamy white head. (3+) Mild aroma, something sweet with hint of dilute boiled oranges. Orange again makes an appearance in the flavour with a bit less of the quirkiness it showed in the aroma, which is a plus. Dilute sweet malt. Thin but pleasant citrus hops in teh finish. (6+) Average palate. Sort of nice in its way, but overall its quite muted and mild. 5-6/3+/6+/3/13 - 3.1 Bottle courtesy of GregClow <P>June 2004. Muted aroma with slight notes of sweet malty and caramel that reappear in the flavour profile, with a tiny bit of bitterness in the end. Slightly syrupy mouth feel, kind of boring. Lacks both the alcohol and flavour I would expect to see from a beer that purports to be this strong. 5/3/6/3/12 -2.9 Bottle at Mondiale, 4T (Capflu).

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