Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

Thomas Jefferson's Tavern AleThomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale
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Thomas Jefferson's Tavern AleThomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Light copper in color, dark golden with a slight reddish tint.

S: Subtle malt but no major dominant aroma. These is more alcohol aroma on the nose than there is when drinking the beer.

T: Very unique flavor, the malts are balanced and light. The finish is quite bitter and hangs in the mouth but it does not taste like traditional hop bitterness. Since this is an old style ale recipe there could be other herbs or grains added which may be contributing to these more complex flavors.

M: Very light especially considering the high alcohol content. The bitterness leaves the mouth slightly dry and thirsty.

O: A hard beer to pinpoint, very unique overall. This beer is certainly strong though it does not taste overpowering and there is almost no residual sweetness which suggests it fermented out completely. This is one of a series of 3 traditional ales from Yards so it will be interesting to see how the other two compare.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours clearish light copper with ring of foam. Mild malt nose. Hard to flesh out. Taste is a funky, stale malt. Odd bitter close that is a bit persistent. Classic mixture, somehow comes together. Odd, but it works.

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Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 60.9% out of 100 with 868 ratings
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