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Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

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Thomas Jefferson's Tavern AleThomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale
BA SCORE
3.77/5
Very Good
869 Ratings
Thomas Jefferson's Tavern AleThomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
yardsbrewing.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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.

Added by NeroFiddled on 08-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,968
Reviews:
297
Ratings:
869
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 869 |  Reviews: 297
Photo of leantom
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad beer. A little too grainy for my refined tastes, however. Here goes:

A: Crystal-clear, copper-colored beer. Similar to a darker adjunct lager. Head is massive and very bready, which is a plus. Lacing also lingers quite well.

S: Very bready and grainy. Breadiness comes from the baker's yeast; graininess comes from the wheat, I suppose. Quite plain, but there is something crisp about it.

T: Follows the nose. Very bready and grainy. While simple, the beer is quite refreshing.

F: Little bit thicker than I imagined. Still good.

O: Good beer. Have had better, though. A little too grainy for me, but I would have it again.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber color. Smells very malt based with some rye and some floral/sweet hoppy notes on the edge(or is it beery). Bready distinct rye flavor with some hoppy background bitterness. That flavor lasts a while on the palate. Fairly carbonated and some warming alcohol comes through in the finish. Pretty decent.

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Photo of enorc14
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into snifter 8/26 bottle date

A: Deep Amber body with excellent clarity. Head is a chunky fat white that laces the glass like crazy.

S: Light malts, honey, touches of cinnamon, bready doughy end.

T: Light lager tasting beer, bready, doughy, hints of corn, caramel, grains, and light touches of honey. Fairly bitter finish on this.

M: Light to medium body, fairly clean tasting with a little bit of a linger on the end.

O: This isn't too bad, its a tad bitter on this finish but its nicely malty lightly sweet and lowish abv its not bad.

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Photo of Prue
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Speedihd
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wingnut93
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of khargro2
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sbeaver_44
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jroberts8811
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheWolf
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grinky
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nick_Lucas
4.46/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really good and has a decent kick of alcohol. Not bitter at all.

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Photo of trickynicky
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KLHBB
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We asked at the liquor store, what is local? They pointed us to Yard and we chose a six pack of this. Really good. A nice amber color, the color of iced tea. Lemon, caramel, brown sugar, medium carbonation, an alcohol bite at the end. Yummy.

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Photo of skriv
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AD17
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TTen
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yards Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale

L: Beautiful clear copper with a cream colored head. Good head retention. Small carbonation bubbles meander upwards. Fantastic! 4.75
S: Grainy, spicy aroma. There must be rye in this. A little noble earthy, floral hop aroma. This rye in the aroma is really nice. I cannot stop smelling this one. 4.75
T: Again, the grainy, spicy rye hits just right. A little hop bitterness in conjuntion to the spice of the rye to balance the hefty malt bill. It's smooth and flavorful with malt sweetness and rye spicyness. The alcohol isn't much of a factor. The finish is on the sweet side and there are floral and rye notes that linger for a while. Incredibly distinctive flavor. 4.5
F: This is medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Not quite chewey but still substantial. 4
O: This is a unique beer that is very well crafted. It's clean, it's well balanced, the aroma is wonderful, it looks as good as any beer I've seen and it is delicious. I have passed on this beer many times and am now kicking myself for doing so. 4.5

Bottled on 3/1/2016

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Photo of MGibbons
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 869 ratings
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