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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.6
Kinz (3786) - 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.

2.2
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Had this on cask. Now I had this before and it was good stuff and I recomend this beer if you get it at the City Tavern. But this cask poured flat, tasted flat and had almost no flavor had a hint of honey.

4.3
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2002
The appearance is crystal clear (unusual for a Yard's product, and I'd guess The City Tavern may be insisting it be filtered) with a very nice, deep copper color showing orange and ruby highlights. The head is off-white and needs to be coaxed a litttle but builds a fairly dense 1/4' head. Once thinned, the whispy head lasts fairly well and leaves some Belgian-lace. The aroma is mainly fruity with some caramel malt in the background. There are no hops to speak of in the aroma. The flavor is far more malty than the aroma suggests, but not very complex. However, once coupled with the rich fruity flavors, it's fairly interesting. There's also a fair amount of alcohol involved, but it's extremely well hidden! The taste ends with a gently spicy dryness, and a restrained hop bitterness that eases away like the setting sun. Unlike any of the other Yard's beers. Very unique. Well worth trying. A beer that becons you to keep tasting.

3.1
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
Found this place on vaction. I can't beleive they call this a pale ale. Very rich, very thick. Would like to try again.

3.8
PhillyBeer2112 (2940) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2000
A very strong beer - matches well with some of the game fare (venison, rabbit, duck) at the City Tavern. Nice cloudy golden color - thick head and lace that clings to the glass all the way down. Strong, sweet, and yeasty. Unsure of alcohol content but it must be high. I could sure feel it leaving the tavern.


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