Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
Yards Brewing Co.

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Style:
Strong Ale - American
Ranked #65
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,442
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 12.88%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
19
From:
Yards Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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ShanePB from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on draft at Liberty Taproom, poured into a 10 ounce goblet.

A: Golden honey brown colored body, fairly clear with only a bit of haze. Atop sits a small white head that did dissipate quite rapidly, leaving behind a very thin cap and ring. For not having much of a head it does leave behind really clingy, sticky lacing on the walls.

S: Bourbon, yeast, wet wood, peppery spices and faint pale malts. I think the bourbon definitely is the most dominate with sweet vanilla notes and some oak.

T: Huge warming bourbon from the front of the palate all the way into the swallow. It lasts through and through. Woody notes again, hints of vanilla and a spicy yeast element. You better like bourbon if you're going to drink this beer.

M: Quite bubbly with active carbonation, medium-bodied. Finishes quite hot in the throat from the bourbon notes.

Oct 06, 2011
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weeare138 from Pennsylvania

4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Brew Works' Bourbon, Beer, & Bryson Fest...
Appeared a hazy, light amber with a small white cap that slowly fades away. Tiny speckles of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of bourbon, vanilla, notes of applewood, biscuit, caramel, toffee, and a tiny bit of citrus.
Taste is of the aromas with standout bourbon explosion...possibly from the aging on a used Woodford Reserve barrel? A nice caramel, toffee, and lightly spiced apple flavor found in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, warming, and very good as an after dinner sipper for a nightcap.

Aug 24, 2010
Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 19 ratings