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Timothy Taylor Boltmaker (was Best Bitter)

Brewed by Timothy Taylor
Style: Bitter
Keighley, England
Serve in English pint


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A well-balanced, genuine Yorkshire, Bitter with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma. 2014 CAMRA Supreme champion Beer of Great Britain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (288) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Cask at GBBF. This was on our bar so I had a couple of tries of it. Poured mid brown and was pretty lively so glad we weren’t serving pints! Aroma was all toffee. Bitter finish. Quite nice but CBOB...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5383) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1066) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma: average bread and caramel malts, some grain. Appearance: clear dark amber, average frothy white head. Taste: moderate sweet. Palate: medium body, light bitters coming up in the average-long finish. Overall: nice Bitter, but prefer the Landlord. Pint at GBBF 2014, Kensington.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1693) - WALES - AUG 17, 2014
Cask at GBBF. Hazy amber, totally still, small foamy white head. Aroma is soft cheese, malt forward. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet malt, resinous hop, breathy bitterness. Very drinkable. True to the classic British bitter template, but I’m not sure how it stood out enough to get Champion Beer of Britain.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tayll85 (14) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Drinking at the CAMRA 2014 Great British Beer Festival. Champion beer. Tastes great, weirdly a hint of cream soda about it. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2014. Nicly balanced if generic bitter with biscuity malt and grassy hops. Fine if a bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1156) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Cask in the Shepherd’s Rest, Sowerby Bridge. Pours amber with a cream head. A pretty standard bitter with biscuity malt and some marmalade notes. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (3328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Cask at The New Bridge, Newcastle. Hadn’t realised this was a pseudonym for the Best. Clear amber pour decent white head and lacing. Malty aromas, toffee malty taste. Sweet finish, thin. Not very interesting bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1389) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
On cask at Stalybridge Buffet Bar October 20, 2013 - Not the most inspiring pint, looked good with its perfectly clear amber body, and pillowy white top, but underneath it was just bland. The nose had a soft malty character to it, a bit of sweet caramel, but the taste was watery with not much interest in it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8613) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Cask at the Golden Lion, Osmotherley, 04/10/13. Clear copper golden with a good sized off white head. Nose is light caramel, bready malt, light fruit, a little thin in aroma but what there is carries pleasant notes. Taste carries a touch more depth, caramel, fruit notes, bread dough. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light bitter notes in the finale. Ok bitter.

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