Timothy Taylor Celebration Royal Ale (Bottle)

Formerly brewed at Timothy Taylor
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Keighley, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottled; Pasteurised. Originally brewed to commemorate the visit to the brewery of HRH The Prince of Wales in 2001. Reappeared, mainly in cask format, in 2008 to celebrate the brewerys 150th anniversary.
A strong English amber ale with a rich golden colour, robust hoppy aroma and full malty taste.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobinlondon (1294) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2009
Bottle from Waitrose a few years ago. Orange with a white head. After trying the very poor bottled version of Landlord, this restored my faith in the brewer. Smoothmalty base with resinous citric hops. Very morish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2008
Bottled. A dark copper headless beer. The aroma is sharp citrus hoppiness with some toffee jam. The taste is toffee and big hops. Fruit and late bitterness. Good chewy malts and highly bitter at the end. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
Bottle 09/08/2004 Amber golden coloured with a slightly hazy appearance. Some alcohol present. Crips slightly bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2003
Huge tight lasting head on amber body. Sweet malty aroma with strong roasted malt and bitter flavour. Some metalic influence and a short finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2003
Good golden colour with a huge billowy head. The nose has a good balance of nuttiness and toffee, with the assertiveness of English Ale hops being quite apparent. Nice body and good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 11, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 i dug this pretty majorly. heavy neapolitan ice cream and caramel aroma with some molasses. very full and fat texture. cocoa bitterness and a bit of marshmallow. amazingly tasty for a normal strength beer. beats the landlord for mine

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (14039) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2003
Golden Amber beer with thinnish head. Toffee nose then nicley balanced spicy hops with caramel rich malts quite yeasty, bread. Good strength which shows through in the flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2003 not nearly as amazing as landlord on cask, but still a very tasty straightforward pale ale. lacks any british fruitiness. strong caramelly malt and spicy aroma. initially i thought it was spiced, then i realised it was styrian hops. the spicy, floral taste builds and builds and then coats your entire mouth in bitterness - and the great thing is the powerful, biscuitty malt is still right there with it all the way in the finish. could really kick arse on cask i'm sure. rer8: damn, this is still amazingly bitter and hoppy 6 months past best before! bumping it up a coupla points

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (5230) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2003
I was a little dissapointed in this one,as Timothy Taylors brew superb cask ales but haven't been able to transfer their expertise to the bottle. However I may have set my hopes too high as this is not a bad pale ale.Nice golden appearance followed by a classic hoppy bitterness.Taste is pleasant but not overpowering and lasts for a reasonable amount of time.Timothy Taylors have a lot to live up to-this didnt quite make the grade you expect from them but only just.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (9830) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2003
Nose of fresh bread, yeast, chalk, some (English) hops. Coulour: light orange, lacy head. Taste: quite (English) hopbitter - GOOD - hops becoming more and more outspoken till very bitter; there is however very definitely underlying malt and even caramel for balance. Quite chewy and savoury mouthfeel, amazing for such a light beer; English ale at its best. No new aftertaste, bitterness fades ever so slowly away. Worthy of the Landlord people, Britains all-time best cask. I love this beer, and am amazed at some of the other comments.

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