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Golden Best - Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

10 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 08-18-2002)
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TheLongBeachBum:
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Extremely refreshing, very clean tasting, amber coloured Light Mild (UK)/ Mild Pale Ale (US). Surprisingly hoppy with a prevalent maltiness and the 'trademark' Taylors lingering bitter finish. Lives always in the shadow of its famous, award-winning older brother, Landlord. Golden Best is an incredible beer in it's own right and belies its strength. It is always the first beer to have on hot summer days, when faced with the Taylors range on Handpump. A real thirst-quenching, highly quaffable beer.

TheLongBeachBum, Aug 18, 2002
More User Reviews:
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Two hand-pulled pints in one of my locals on 24 Apr 2013.

Light amber body, clean and clear with a good head of white foam.

The nose gives away the semi-sweet biscuit maltiness within, very little hop presence in this brew and the malts are fairly understated too. This is a delicately produced blend of ingredients that just come together very nicely. Don't expect strong flavours, this isn't going to blow away your taste buds: it's a good quality thirst quencher though.

BlackHaddock, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of vinicole
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

vinicole, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of EmperorBevis
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

quick pint sampled waiting for a bus and most welcomed

rich golden bodied pint perfect white tight microscopic bubbled head just as you get with good cask offerings.

Great aromas deep malts and fruity tones.

Tastes too deep to fully go into but fleeting hoppy rounds on alty mains.

Perfect mouthfeel utterly gorgeous carbonation.

Best pale mild I've had, I joy to drink.

EmperorBevis, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of mdagnew
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask from the Station Inn, Whitby... pint served at cellar temperature...

Poured a nice golden amber colour. Slightly off white head poured thick and foamy with a pock marked top then faded slowly to decent covering. No real carbonation... some sticky lacing...

Aroma... light pale biscuity malts, grainy, bready / doughy notes, honey, buttery, sea salt notes, faint nuttiness, some juicy fruits (pears), wet grass, light floral / citric hop notes...

Taste - Light fruitiness (pears, apples), very faint biscuit / toffee malts just about noticeable, sea salt notes, bready, light floral honey, faint soapiness, light grassy hops...

Feel - Fairly smooth and creamy... light / medium bodied.. a supremely quaffable brew at only 3.5%

Overall - An excellent example of a British session ale... recommended...

mdagnew, Jul 07, 2009
Photo of seanyfo
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in imperial pint glass by hand pump in the Kenilworth Pub, Rose St, Edinburgh

A- Dark golden copper. 2 finger creamy head giving very good lacing, head retention is average

S- Faint sweet malts, biscuits, doughiness

T- Biscuity dough notes come through further, a creamy nuttiness in the finish.

M- Creamy, low carbonation, light

D- A sessionable ale with a solid mild flavour profile, making it a interesting refreshing offering

seanyfo, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of -jD-
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

-jD-, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of francisweizen
4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cask @ Bow Bar, Edinburgh.

Review from notes:

Light golden amberjack with a nice frothy cask conditioned head of light foam. Perfect f'in handpulled pint, this is. Aromas of deep malt complexity. Country biscuits, fresh baked scones, and maybe a faint UK hop presence in the backing. Taste is all light malt, filled with bready complexity. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth cask perfection. Drinkability? This could replace water

francisweizen, Sep 25, 2008
Photo of wl0307
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've tasted this beer only twice before, and both in London. So I should say I'm not perfectly placed to judge this beer. Bumped into it again at the Museum Tavern, right opposite the British Museum, recently.

A: dark golden hue with great clarity, a nice creamy and frothy beer head sustains well; the temp. is cool. Just nice.
S: lightly perfumy and flowery aroma of hops come with a lighter but refreshing citrus note. Somehow the aroma is very restrained, though I don't think it's due to the freshness issue here...
T: very light and refreshing citrussy hoppyness and a melon-like fruity taste are backed by a mild flow of air-dried pale malts with its delicate bitter-sweetness; lingering hoppyness at the back of the palate and turning dryish on the mouthfeel until the very end, where just a touch of sublte bitterness mingles with a tangy, zesty kick.
M&D: the soft carbonation and light body ensures a pleasant, smooth mouthfeel throughout. As other BAs mentioned earlier, this is a Pale Mild rather than a Bitter. But no matter how hard I try, I fail to tell the nuance b/w a "less bitter but hoppy" Bitter and a Pale Mild, as my palate still picks up subtle bitterness from the latter. Surely it's down to subjectivity to draw a line b/w these two types based on how much bitterness is imparted and received? That said, this one is very refreshing yet soft/mild--a session type real ale to quaff.

wl0307, May 02, 2006
Photo of marquis
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

What a way to start the Mild in May campaign this year.Surprisingly it's the first time I've encountered this gem and it was my good fortune to have it served in tip top condition by one of the best cellarmen around.
At first sight you think it's a bitter, a lovely rich golden colour , but when it enters the mouth you see why it's classed as a mild.No real hop presence of course but lots and lots of subtle tastes make this beer an incredibly well balanced tribute to the brewers' art.
As for drinkability-it's so easily consumed and moorish that a score of 5 is undervaluing it.

marquis, May 02, 2007
Golden Best from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.