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Beer – #747 – Timothy Taylor – Boltmaker

I hadn’t seen this on the shelf before and it seemed like a good idea Timothy Taylor Boltmaker, I’ve had the landlord, with mixed feelings, and I’m hoping for something rewarding from this. That and it’s a departure from the NZ beers, because change is good and sometimes surprising.

Good old fashioned Yorkshire ale

4.2% ABV in a 500ml bottle, thats about 126 calories a serve size, this is 1.66 standard drink units worth.

Brewed by Timothy Taylor this is a Bitter and that happened in Keighley, England

Could be a bolter.

Could be a bolter.

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.

So, what could possibly go wrong?

ah that old familiar English bitter aroma, from many hours spent in the snug or the public on weekends.

Light brown, bright, pour with a lovely head that is off white, film, and full

Noisy too.

Aroma in the glass is unusual, something floral lurking in there

It’s a bitter, there is no doubt about what it is, but bitter as part of the beer and not just a rush of upfront bitterness, the same through the front, middle and finish, the finish which is very pleasant and easy on the taste buds.

Timoyhy Taylors BoltmakerFrom memory of Landlord I think I’m enjoying this slightly more as a beer, but I don’t think it’s a better beer, nor do I think it is a beer that sets the bar or the mark to meet in beers.

That might be though because I don’t generally have enough in the style or from England to be an expert.

I can though imagine where I could sit and yarn over a few of these because I’m enjoying it, it’s not bad beer, and there is enough taste and flavour to keep you interested.

A lovely beer for a sunny, still afternoon, and I’d bet a lovely beer on tap in a pub somewhere.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. Decent beer well made, gently aromatic and flavoured, but with enough little things to keep you interested and enjoying it as you drink more. As it warmed it just got nicer, not that it got a lot warmer it was gone before I realised.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? Liquorland in Forrest Hill, but I have seen this at the Supermarkets.
  • Am I enjoying it? I am, it’s am enjoyable beer.
  • Would I have another? I would, I wonder if my local English pub has it on tap.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? If we were doing a Best of British I’d be tempted because it’s the first time I’ve seen this, and then therefore not as common as the regular English beers you see. I think it’d stand up well.

Music for this: ” Flight Feathers” ” Dream America”  on their own website,  Where you pay what you like for two very good albums of music.


A gold to copper color, low carbonation and medium to high bitterness. Hop flavor and aroma may be non-existent to mild. Great to drink with steak and lobster.


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