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Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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Thomas Jefferson's Tavern AleThomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

632 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 28
Gots: 60 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/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.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 08-01-2002)
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-20-2014 03:33:12 | More by baconfromwalmart
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LawnmowerMan

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13%

Holy moly. Does NOT taste like 8% ABV. Very nice.

08-20-2014 02:11:06 | More by LawnmowerMan
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Stillmakingnoise

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-20-2014 00:19:12 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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RPH2327

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-18-2014 20:17:47 | More by RPH2327
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +12.8%

08-18-2014 17:22:22 | More by GameOfBeers
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-17-2014 21:44:49 | More by MayorOfMayfair
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2.8/5  rDev -25.5%

08-17-2014 17:47:45 | More by Lookingloo2
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a clear light red with little head. Nice clean caramel malt aroma with little hops. Caramel and a bit of toffee amid a bread crust note. Nice caramel flavor with medium low hop bitterness. Nice bready notes throughout. A nice brown ale.

08-16-2014 20:48:25 | More by slusk
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Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -10.6%

08-16-2014 18:37:34 | More by cfadams17
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-14-2014 13:24:18 | More by ncstateplaya
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anthonymac22

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

08-12-2014 20:02:16 | More by anthonymac22
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Texas

4.24/5  rDev +12.8%

08-11-2014 22:21:14 | More by batt6343
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-09-2014 18:08:21 | More by weeare138
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-09-2014 00:49:23 | More by Avool1960
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-09-2014 00:24:07 | More by grassybranch
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teddyschnitzel


3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-09-2014 00:02:40 | More by teddyschnitzel
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Recondopf


4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

08-08-2014 00:27:57 | More by Recondopf
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-07-2014 01:05:01 | More by gunnerlincoln
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

It arrives at the table with a tight, topographically variegated foamy cap surmounting a perfect amber body with a perpetual upward swirl of tiny bubbles. The enticing aroma is of toffee, or, perhaps, flan. The beer's flavor brings home the aroma's promise of savory, sophisticated sweetness. It's a soft and smooth taste--almost that of a "comfort food"--yet deeply satisfying as beer. The texture is rich. For all of its 8%, it goes down easily. I'm a little reticent about giving a beer this high of a rating, but this is pretty good stuff.

08-01-2014 19:16:32 | More by Altrurian
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-31-2014 00:38:58 | More by flyers1980
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev 0%

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma very faint piney aroma
Head Large (4.5 cm), off white, frothy,
Lacing good – mostly complete lacy rings of very small bubbles; slowly diminishing to a thick irregular frothy layer
Body medium yellow, slight haze
Flavor very mild, slight hop bitterness rapidly yielding to a faint malt sweetness, fading to a bitter aftertaste. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation.

A pleasantly refreshing ale which neatly hides the 8% ABV. This seems like a lawnmower beer until it runs over you.

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Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.