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Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

Thomas Jefferson's Tavern AleThomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

552 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%


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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-22-2012 03:46:01 | More by cynical1027
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-16-2014 15:22:50 | More by jodybrutal
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brentk56

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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
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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gillagorilla

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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

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this a couple times lately this time at Wegman's chilled in a tumber from the 12oz.

The color is medium brown with translucent clarity and thin white cap with fine bead thick lace collects in a film. The smell is strong with malt which also brings a light herbal and woody odor perhaps from the hops with mild alcohol in the background. The feel has thick body w/ moderate carbonation and spiced middle with subtle alcohol in the feel and a nice balance between malt with moderate lingering bitterness.

The flavor has a brown malt toasted quality with spiced yeast element that enhances the moderately bitter hop profile and there is a gentle English yeast with mineral quality that comes in near the finish with a slight alcohol warming. Overall a pretty decent strong ale - you get the English influence and it is pretty drinkable for the strength.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 12:48:14 | More by Slatetank
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Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.