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Timothy Taylor Boltmaker (Cask) (was Best Bitter)

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

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unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A well-balanced, genuine Yorkshire, Bitter with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma. 2014 CAMRA Supreme champion Beer of Great Britain.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (6899) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2016
Cask 1/3 pint, gravity dispense, at the 16th Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival. Copper colour. Sourish aroma, dodgy, not in perfect nick. Tolerably hoppy flavour, but not as good as I hoped.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
javiercrasher (329) - Granada, SPAIN - OCT 9, 2016
Muy buena en cask. A well-balanced, genuine Yorkshire Bitter, with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma - Boltmaker is first choice for the discerning drinker - on both sides of the Pennine. Best Bitter was renamed Boltmaker in 2012.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeardedAvenger (366) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Cask at the Station, West Byfleet. 26/07/16. Sweet fruity aroma. Feint though. Light chestnut. Thin white head. Light bitter with a sweet follow through. Sour berries and caramel. Little body, water. OK.i

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (844) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Appearance is deep amber with a beige foamy head. Raisiny caramel malt aroma. Taste is malt-forward, lots of dark fruit, creamy full mouthfeel. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cjennings1987 (47) - harwich, Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Clean tasting beer. Pours clear brown with minimal white head. Mild non existent aroma with clean slightly bitter taste. Leaves a sharper bitter taste after a few sips.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (2476) - PORTUGAL - MAY 22, 2016
Cask at Dog & Gun Inn, Oxenhope. Clear amber colour with a thin white head. Floral, caramel and grassy aroma. Taste is light sweet with caramel and floral notes. Overall, ok but not remarkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Don2711 (404) - - MAR 20, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Nice ruby appearance. Good creamy head. Pleasant fruity aroma and Good mild bite on palate. All in all can see why champion 2014.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (6183) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Cask at the Old Manor (JDW), Bracknell. I really enjoy the bottled version of this, so I was looking forward to trying it from the cask, and I wasnt disappointed.

An attractive golden amber pour with a loose cream head; toffee aroma; sweet toffee led taste, with some aromatic fruit, and a somewhat oily body; then a dry, but oddly sugary finish. A satisfying malty bitter thats not too sweet - just as a Yorkshire bitter should be.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1837) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Cask at the William Stead (JDW), Darlington. Bright gold body. Medium white head with strong retention and excellent lacing. Hops, spice, butterscotch, floral, Syrian Goldings. Bitter with some tang. Dry finish. A good example of a regular British bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2655) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
On cask at the Crown in Berko. Pours a yellow orange with an off-white head. The smell is grain, diluted brown sugar, light fruit. The taste is toasted grain, mild caramel, floral fruit ending dry. The body is light+ with five carbonation.


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