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RATINGS: 328   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2004
Poured a light amber with a thin white head. Aroma was fruity and yeasty. Very malty and lot of yeast on the tongue. Mild bitter hop finish. This beer is like Yuengling Lager high test. Lager with more flavor, body, and alcohol. A very enjoyable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8253) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Had this at the Desmond event in Malvern. Nice pale ale, with strong malt and yeast presence. Very hoppy. Smooth at the finish, with hints of spice, citrus, florals, and bread. Very nice style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1244) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2004
Cloudy amber body with a voluminous chunky head. Aroma is very bright and floral. Flavor is very smooth, some yeasty notes and some fruityness as well. The alcohol fumes permeate my sinuses. This is very good!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pubscout (28) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2004
My bottle said the Tavern Ale was Jefferson's--not Washington's. Still good, though, especially since we're related to ole TJ. If this is what the Founding Fathers were drinking during the Revolution, it's no surprise that we kicked British butt. Malty fer sure, fruity in the nose, it's a real ale with lots of body and character. Definitely not a session beer, though, unless you're planning a revolution. Let's hear it for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hoppiness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1538) - 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.

3.6
   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.

5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (948) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2582) - 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.

4.3
   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.


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