Jefferson's Golden Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

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3.77/5
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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:
Fomerly Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale

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:
#22,956
Reviews:
302
Ratings:
901
pDev:
11.67%
 
 
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Photo of Smilsteen
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Amber color. Rising bubbles. Lemon hop notes on malt backbone. A bit creamy.

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Photo of Dmecca
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heerboth
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of DavetotheB
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dmezzy
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Tastes pretty good. 8%er... can’t go wrong..

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

Photo of _nickg_
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rtmyers123
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

At 8.0% ABV this a wonderful "go to" ale. Smooth and subtle in its hops. It will not disappoint!!

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Photo of lobos62
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: A darker golden color with a thick beige head.

Smell: Light malts and yeast.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of malts and yeast with a hint of hoppy bitterness.

Overall: Good beer, I would have this one again.

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joshautry
2.21/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Wizzle32
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Akyeras
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiteturtle
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Eyes: Partially translucent copper/golden hue. 1/3 in head settles into a thin mist in the center with a full circle foam around the glass.

Nose: Honey strikes first; followed by light toffee, croissant, and peach.

Taste: Bitter/sweet. Honey

mouth: light and crisp, but creamy. nice bitter tarty aftertaste

Solid offering of an exclusive recipe offered by Yards, or rather Thomas Jefferson. If you come across I highly recommend a taste

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Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Jefferson's Golden Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 901 ratings