Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale - Yards Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DevilDogBeer:
4.78/5 rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Yards' Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale poured a great amber color with a creamy head. Unfortunately the head thinned out shortly after the poor, but it did not go completely away. The smell was clean and light with a hint of sweetness, likely from the honey. There was a slight note of caramel malts and just a hint of hops. The taste was crisp and clean with just a touch of sweetness to set this apart form other tavern or pub ales; the non-bitter character of this ale was a welcome change from many ales in its class. The honey came through in the taste, but certainly not too much, just the right amount. The smooth feel of this ale on the tongue and its light finish make this a great ale to enjoy on many occasions. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2007 21:16:17 | More by DevilDogBeer
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3.73/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Medium amber color with a glare. Stocky white head looks good. Sits heavy a-crest the beer. Visible carbonation adds some excitement.
Sweet treacle nose with buttery vanilla, apple pie crust, kettle corn, salt water taffy, and a hint of artificial banana. Strange aromas for a beer, but it's quite balanced and appealing. Malts have a creme pie note that I like. Interesting, so far.
Tangy and metallic. Has that treacle sweetness with a note of creme pie over graham cracker crust. Specifically, banana. Caramelized sugars with light kilning. The roast doesn't do a whole lot. Lots of obvious barley malt flavors going on. The hops are slightly minty. The esters might be coming, yeast-side. They're fruity and juxtaposed with the aforementioned banana dessert notes. Pomme, stone fruits, and pear are reminiscent. I pick up on the honey and the wheat; and if the rye is only imparting some light dry spiciness, I get that, too. More aggression in the finishing bitterness than I could have anticipated. It's almost welcomed, after the sweet opening salvo.
Drinks with a light syrupy feel, but steers clear from being sticky. Has that oiliness, but not in the hoppy way. Carbonation is struck right down the middle of the fairway.
A solid English Strong Ale. Not entirely forgettable. Worthy of a pick-up.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2014 06:03:56 | More by thecheapies
Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.