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Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

608 Ratings
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Ratings: 608
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 28
Gots: 47 | 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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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-20-2012 05:33:26 | More by duceswild
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Copper, mostly clear, white head has good retention and lacing.

S/T - Malty, with some bready flavors, dark fruits, a touch of green apple, spice on the finish, minimal pine bitterness.

M - Medium to full body, low carbonation, smooth, a touch of heat.

O - Well rounded with a good depth of flavor. Seems like it hits the mark for style.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 01:03:28 | More by garuda
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-16-2012 23:26:39 | More by cliff1066
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-16-2012 22:31:06 | More by oriolesfan4
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light amber in color with yellow hues and a slight haze. Poured with a short white foam that maintained a thick cap throughout that huge sheets of sticky lacings on the glass. Earthy malt and toffee aromas with a touch of floral hops. On the heavier side of medium bodied with a smooth oily feel up front and a tangy crisp finish. Sweet caramel malt, biscuit malt, and toffee flavors from start to finish with floral bitter hops from the middle to the end. Finishes crisp and dry with toffee and floral hops. Higher abv is well hidden. One of my favorites from the local Yards brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 04:05:40 | More by IronLover
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jameyp

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-14-2012 00:47:22 | More by jameyp
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-13-2012 02:16:44 | More by ZCoale
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Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-12-2012 18:17:00 | More by trplx81
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

12-08-2012 00:56:46 | More by Damian74Shensky
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-03-2012 01:07:09 | More by DLS168
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DCocco86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-29-2012 03:32:12 | More by DCocco86
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

11-29-2012 02:05:31 | More by FlyingKelly
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

11-28-2012 23:32:22 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-28-2012 23:26:48 | More by FrankShirley
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

11-22-2012 03:16:13 | More by hollywood_15063
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

11-18-2012 16:48:53 | More by rm9679
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-17-2012 02:55:53 | More by nosavingsaccount
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-16-2012 13:56:54 | More by morebeergood
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

11-15-2012 01:19:51 | More by TheMultiYeast
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Shads42

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-10-2012 02:15:48 | More by Shads42
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Stobin

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-10-2012 01:57:13 | More by Stobin
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NODAK

Tennessee

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma here is a lot like that of a brown ale. The malts of a brown ale are certainly there, with a sweet caramel twinge there as well as a hint of roast.

Taste immediately brought caramel sweetness to the forefront, but is met with toffee malts....this creates a pretty tasty mix and makes me think of a somewhat sweet and strong brown ale. Just a hint of chocolate there as well. There's a prickly herbal hoppiness that lasts throughout the beer and makes this a pretty balanced offering from start to finish. Pretty good.

All in all, I enjoyed it and I don't think it really drinks like an 8 percent beer usually does. Deceptively strong, and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 01:37:13 | More by NODAK
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-09-2012 11:04:55 | More by Dank26
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-24-2012 22:25:05 | More by abcdefghijkyle
Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 608 ratings.