Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale - Yards Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
3.78/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
08-16-2012 18:38:15 | More by Darkmagus82
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a clear amber capped by an inch of foam that leaves some crossing strands of lace
Smell: Treacle sweet with tones of dried fruit
Taste: Sweet treacle, up front, with a developing herbal and dried fruit character; modest bitterness in the mid-palate but the finish reinforces the sweeter tones
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: My second ancient beer of the evening; interesting but in both cases they lack the bitter balance I prefer; hope to return to the 21st century tomorrow
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 01:09:31 | More by brentk56
3.75/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter
A: Deep copper color with some effervescence. Only the slightest head with a tiny collar.
S: Lots of raisin and fruit cake. Quite sweet. It smells quite Belgian actually, like a Tripel or Quad.
T: Just some raisins. It is in that weird limbo of strong ales, old ales, and Belgian strongs. Interesting but pretty mild in taste, comparable to similar ones. The smell is much stronger than the taste.
M: Very smooth, with no bubbles.
O: Decent beer. I would say this is my second favorite in the Ales of the Revolution series, with the Porter being the best and the spruce ale coming in last.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2014 06:07:58 | More by gillagorilla
Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.