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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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- A clear light brown with a two finger off-white head.

S- Earthy spices, caramel malts, some toffee, some fruits, some bready notes.

T- Fruity, some citrus and cherry, earthy spice, some hops, some toffee, good complexity.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- An other solid beer from Yards. I will pick this up again, a nice unique beer.

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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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