overall
51
94
style
Brewed by Timothy Taylor
Style: Bitter
Keighley, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Previously Best Bitter - renamed in 2012.

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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15383) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2017
Draught (Old Bookbinders, Oxford)
Sweet malty bitter. Nice fruity esters. Soft palate, carbonation low. Finish has gentle bitter hops, a touch of butteriness. Pretty simple quaff, but actually a pretty decent bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ladnewton (1880) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Cask at the Red Lion & Sun, London on 31st January 2017. Copper with thin, off-white foam decaying to nothing. Sweet malt aroma with some leafy herbiness. Fruitiness and biscuit malt in-mouth. A sweet finish of berry fruits and biscuit malt. Light body and mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (7126) - 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 (430) - 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 (552) - 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 (922) - 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 (2674) - 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 (442) - - 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 (6335) - 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.


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