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Timothy Taylor Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Dirty HabitHollingbourne, Kent04 Dec 2017
The Falcon InnArncliffe, North Yorkshire30 Oct 2017
The New InnCanterbury, Kent03 Oct 2017
York TapYork, North Yorkshire17 Sep 2017
Exhibition HotelYork, North Yorkshire14 Sep 2017
The Station InnWhitby, North Yorkshire05 Jun 2017
First & LastMaidstone, Kent28 Apr 2017
Lord RodneyKeighley, West Yorkshire26 Apr 2017
Burlington ArmsKeighley, West Yorkshire26 Apr 2017
Boltmakers ArmsKeighley, West Yorkshire26 Apr 2017
The SportsmanHuddersfield, West Yorkshire15 Apr 2017
Arcadia Ale HouseHeadingley, West Yorkshire17 Dec 2016
The FleeceHaworth, West Yorkshire18 Aug 2016
Brown CowKeighley, West Yorkshire18 Aug 2016
King & QueenWendover, Buckinghamshire16 Jul 2016
The Red CowSandwich, Kent14 Jul 2016
The Refreshment RoomStratford, Greater London16 Jun 2016
VeritasLeeds, West Yorkshire07 Jun 2016
The Great HarryWoolwich, Greater London22 Mar 2016
WetherspoonsVictoria, Central London11 Mar 2016
Mute SwanHampton Court, Greater London25 Feb 2016
Number Twenty 2Darlington, Durham14 Nov 2015
The Goose (formerly The Sovereign)Ramsgate, Kent31 Oct 2015
The George & DragonFordwich, Kent17 Sep 2015
East of ArcadiaMeanwood, West Yorkshire15 Sep 2015
AlbertLlandudno, Conwy30 Aug 2015
Anchorage HotelFour Mile Bridge, Gwynedd29 Aug 2015
The Providence InneSandgate, Kent28 Aug 2015
The AdelphiLeeds, West Yorkshire22 Aug 2015
Little ManorThelwall, Cheshire08 Aug 2015
The Old Coach & HorsesCanterbury, Kent30 Jul 2015
Station HotelIpswich, Suffolk25 Jul 2015
The Castle BargeNewark, Nottinghamshire23 Jul 2015
The Southwark TavernSouthwark, Central London22 Jul 2015
The ClachanSoho, Central London19 Jul 2015
The Slip InnYork, North Yorkshire11 Jul 2015
Rum RunnerRetford, Nottinghamshire11 Jul 2015
The White HartWaterloo, Central London06 Jul 2015
Dentdale Music and Beer Festival 2015Dent, Cumbria26 Jun 2015
The AleksanderSt Margarets, Greater London13 Jun 2015
The RailwayRyde, Isle of Wight14 May 2015
Rose & CrownClapham, Greater London02 Apr 2015
Cross SwordsSkillington, Lincolnshire02 Apr 2015
The Victoria HotelBeeston, Nottinghamshire31 Jan 2015
Tap & TankardSheffield, South Yorkshire19 Dec 2014
Ye Olde Black BoyKingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire02 Dec 2014
Fell Brewery Bar (formerly Moo Bar)Penrith, Cumbria29 Nov 2014
Old Bell TavernHarrogate, North Yorkshire10 Sep 2014
Brigantes Bar & BrasserieYork, North Yorkshire29 Aug 2014
Old BlackfriarsAberdeen, Aberdeenshire21 Nov 2013
FitzgeraldsSunderland, Tyne and Wear25 Oct 2013
Juniper Green InnEdinburgh, Edinburgh, City of13 Jul 2013
The StarMiddlesbrough, North Yorkshire02 Mar 2013
Flying Horse HotelRochdale, Greater Manchester19 Dec 2012
Burton Bridge InnBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire07 Apr 2011
International Festival of BeerBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire11 Feb 2011
Red LionBurnsall, North Yorkshire16 Aug 2009
King's HeadHuddersfield, West Yorkshire08 Apr 2009
The DispensaryLiverpool, Merseyside02 Jan 2008
Ye Olde MitreHolborn, Central London30 Nov 2007
The Rose & CrownPerry Wood, Kent13 Oct 2007
The Royal OakBrookland, Kent28 Mar 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Jack WilliamAcceptable04 Dec 2017 First one out, passable.

The Falcon Inn, Arncliffe, North Yorkshire

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WittendenExcellent30 Oct 2017 From the jug,which suits this Kentish scribe. Well conditioned spicy best bitter.Beyond reproach.

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

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JasonNot Tried03 Oct 2017
Jack WilliamGood16 Jun 2016 Very smooth.
MickNot Tried12 Dec 2014

York Tap, York, North Yorkshire

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried17 Sep 2017

Exhibition Hotel, York, North Yorkshire

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Sep 2017

The Station Inn, Whitby, North Yorkshire

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StuNot Tried05 Jun 2017

First & Last, Maidstone, Kent

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ChrisEGood28 Apr 2017

Lord Rodney, Keighley, West Yorkshire

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ChrisEExcellent26 Apr 2017

Burlington Arms, Keighley, West Yorkshire

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ChrisEGood26 Apr 2017
ChrisEGood08 Oct 2012 Still badged as best bitter here, although the beer has been renamed Boltmaker.
ChrisENot Tried27 Mar 2010

Boltmakers Arms, Keighley, West Yorkshire

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ChrisEExceptional26 Apr 2017 Superb.
JasonExceptional18 Aug 2016
Philip PirripExcellent27 May 2014
ChrisEExceptional22 Mar 2014 Excellent, this pint hardly touched the sides. Delicious.
ChrisEExcellent08 Oct 2012 The new Boltmaker pump clip was proudly displayed in this pub.

The Sportsman, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Apr 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried13 Apr 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried04 Apr 2015

Arcadia Ale House, Headingley, West Yorkshire

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McGargleExcellent17 Dec 2016 Classic thirst quencher.
MickNot Tried15 Sep 2015

The Fleece, Haworth, West Yorkshire

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JasonNot Tried18 Aug 2016
ChrisEAcceptable22 Mar 2014
HSBAcceptable29 Jun 2012

Brown Cow, Keighley, West Yorkshire

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JasonNot Tried18 Aug 2016
ChrisENot Tried01 Jul 2011
JasonNot Tried01 Jul 2011

King & Queen, Wendover, Buckinghamshire

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AndrewGood16 Jul 2016 Very smooth malty beer. Well constructed. A mild like finish

The Red Cow, Sandwich, Kent

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Jack WilliamNot Tried14 Jul 2016

The Refreshment Room, Stratford, Greater London

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ChrisENot Tried16 Jun 2016
Stephen HarrisGood08 Jun 2016 A good, amber/brown coloured Bitter with caramel flavours.

Veritas, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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MickNot Tried07 Jun 2016
MickNot Tried22 Feb 2016
MickNot Tried11 May 2015

The Great Harry, Woolwich, Greater London

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Philip PirripPoor22 Mar 2016 A travesty. Sweetish and hazy, not as Timothy Taylor intended

Wetherspoons, Victoria, Central London

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Philip PirripAcceptable11 Mar 2016

Mute Swan, Hampton Court, Greater London

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HSBNot Tried25 Feb 2016

Number Twenty 2, Darlington, Durham

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Nov 2015

The Goose (formerly The Sovereign), Ramsgate, Kent

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DosserNot Tried31 Oct 2015

The George & Dragon, Fordwich, Kent

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Jack WilliamNot Tried17 Sep 2015

East of Arcadia, Meanwood, West Yorkshire

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MickNot Tried15 Sep 2015

Albert, Llandudno, Conwy

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried30 Aug 2015

Anchorage Hotel, Four Mile Bridge, Gwynedd

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 Aug 2015

The Providence Inne, Sandgate, Kent

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ChrisEAcceptable28 Aug 2015
ChrisEExcellent18 Aug 2015 Superb.

The Adelphi, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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HSBNot Tried22 Aug 2015

Little Manor, Thelwall, Cheshire

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HSBNot Tried08 Aug 2015

The Old Coach & Horses, Canterbury, Kent

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Jack WilliamGood30 Jul 2015 pleasant if rather sweet

Station Hotel, Ipswich, Suffolk

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HSBAcceptable25 Jul 2015

The Castle Barge, Newark, Nottinghamshire

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Philip PirripGood23 Jul 2015
HSBNot Tried07 Jul 2015

The Southwark Tavern, Southwark, Central London

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Stephen HarrisAcceptable22 Jul 2015 A malty, run-of-the-mill Bitter.

The Clachan, Soho, Central London

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Philip PirripNot Tried19 Jul 2015

The Slip Inn, York, North Yorkshire

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HSBNot Tried11 Jul 2015
MickNot Tried07 Jan 2013

Rum Runner, Retford, Nottinghamshire

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HSBGood11 Jul 2015 The group had all had this beer so we followed suit. Much better.

The White Hart, Waterloo, Central London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Jul 2015

Dentdale Music and Beer Festival 2015, Dent, Cumbria

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Jack WilliamNot Tried26 Jun 2015

The Aleksander, St Margarets, Greater London

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TobesNot Tried13 Jun 2015
TobesNot Tried29 Nov 2014
TobesGood06 Sep 2014 Underwhelming for a current champion beer.

The Railway, Ryde, Isle of Wight

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Philip PirripNot Tried14 May 2015

Rose & Crown, Clapham, Greater London

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HSBNot Tried02 Apr 2015

Cross Swords, Skillington, Lincolnshire

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Stephen HarrisGood02 Apr 2015 A very good Best Bitter, without being anything spectacular I can see why it has won awards.

The Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

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HSBGood31 Jan 2015

Tap & Tankard, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried19 Dec 2014

Ye Olde Black Boy, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

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MickGood02 Dec 2014 Nice enough but a bit average.

Fell Brewery Bar (formerly Moo Bar), Penrith, Cumbria

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Nick WillisNot Tried29 Nov 2014

Old Bell Tavern, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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HSBNot Tried10 Sep 2014

Brigantes Bar & Brasserie, York, North Yorkshire

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HSBNot Tried29 Aug 2014
davidg83Not Tried17 Oct 2011
McGargleNot Tried08 Feb 2011

Old Blackfriars, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

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McGargleNot Tried21 Nov 2013
RayAcceptable25 Aug 2010 Typical Taylor's yeasty aroma with firm malt and hops on a biscuity base. A little tired.

Fitzgeralds, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried25 Oct 2013

Juniper Green Inn, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

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Nick WillisNot Tried13 Jul 2013

The Star, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

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McGargleAcceptable02 Mar 2013 An old favourite which seemed off form. Disjointed and muted.

Flying Horse Hotel, Rochdale, Greater Manchester

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ChrisENot Tried19 Dec 2012
JasonNot Tried19 Dec 2012

Burton Bridge Inn, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

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GarryExcellent07 Apr 2011 Beer of the night. Full of hops, lovely brown colour and great aromas. Very nice pint indeed

International Festival of Beer, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

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GarryAcceptable11 Feb 2011 Nice - I found honey in this

Red Lion, Burnsall, North Yorkshire

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CharlesNot Tried16 Aug 2009

King's Head, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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JasonNot Tried08 Apr 2009

The Dispensary, Liverpool, Merseyside

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IanNot Tried02 Jan 2008

Ye Olde Mitre, Holborn, Central London

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IanAcceptable30 Nov 2007 Amber with thin lasting beige. Yeasty, tasty best bitter. Simple but effective.

The Rose & Crown, Perry Wood, Kent

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IanAcceptable13 Oct 2007 Bland bitter.
AndrewNot Tried13 Oct 2007

The Royal Oak, Brookland, Kent

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IanGood28 Mar 2005 Amber colour, hoppy nose. Good mix of hop and malt. Creamy in mouth, good hop finish

Timothy Taylor Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)

4.00% ABV.

We have tried this beer 37 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Acceptable to Good.

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