Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale - Yards Brewing Co.
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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.