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RATINGS: 347   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalekliz (912) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
On tap. Pours an amber-red with a white head. Sweet and tart aroma, of cherries, yeast, apples, malt. Crisp taste, lots of yeast, malt, berries. Lingering crisp yeast. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (3882) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a semi-dark hazy reddish brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing running around in some clingy rings. The smell had a light caramel sweet maltiness here and there. A little honey and Rye help to complement. The taste took those previously mentioned flavors and gave a decent wheat in the flavor. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat there to provide a good rounded edge of bite. Overall, pretty good American Strong ale I’d have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (7819) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle from trade with jtclockwork, many thanks James. Dark amber golden color with medium off-white head. Malt, caramel in aroma together with notes of liquor. Taste, sweet malt, caramel, nutty notes, alcohol. Light hoppy bitterness in finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and floral hops. Sweet caramel malt with light fruity esters. A touch of floral hops on the end. Medium body with food carbonation. A very light bitter finish too. I wish there was more hops here

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1237) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Poured from bottle. Sweet malt aroma. Clear amber with lacing. Nice balance of malt and piney hops. Spice and honey notes. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - JUL 27, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-16-12 - Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer was served a medium amber color with a one finger white head. The head had a decent retention and faded to give a very nice level of lacing. Smell – The aroma was bready with hints of a buttery toffee and some light citrus and herbal hop aromas. Taste – The taste was as would have been perceived from the nose. Very malt forward with a light caramel flavor that greets the tongue. The sweetness soon becomes more buttery in nature, almost more of a toffee like flavor while the bready malt flavor remains strong. More towards the middle of the taste a lighter herbal and grassy hop flavor meet the tongue. While the brew is at 8% abv it does not have much of an alcohol presence and in the end one is left with a herbal bread taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker side with the carbonation level rather low. The lower carbonation and thicker more creamy body help accentuate the bready characteristics of the beer and are quite fitting. Overall – Much easier to drink then I would have expected with a decent flavor profile. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2014
A little astringent with some flowery hop aroma. Pours amber with good lacing and OK head. Light bitter finish. Some booze in aroma. Comes together decently. Tap at Max’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (2210) - - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Amber with off white head. Aroma and taste are mostly sweet malt and light fruitiness. Nothing exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a clear amber color with off-white head. Sweetness, some rye spice, and wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EvanFriend (480) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Honey, a bit of rye spiciness, and a funky taste that I can’t place but I don’t like. Not like Belgian farmhouse funk, more just nasty. It starts going away after the first taste, but this is still not a very good beer.

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