Timothy Taylor Bottle Code

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by SaltofOH, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. SaltofOH

    SaltofOH Crusader (786) Mar 11, 2014 Ohio

    Hello BAs, wondering if anyone has any info on the Timothy Taylor Landlord bottle codes and whether they are the bottled date or best by date? I had a bottle recently, and it was excellent, but I am curious as to whether L7128 18:13 means the 128th day of 2017, or possibly a best by 7-12-18? Could the L signify the month (i.e., December)?

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. MNAle

    MNAle Savant (970) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    If I had to guess, L = ignore, 7=2017, 128=day of year and it is a bottled date. Just a guess, though.
     
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  3. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (1,991) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I'd go with this, especially since a quick online search turned up zilch. A best-by date would not normally include a time code, which this one appears to have (18:13). Also, a British Gregorian date code would be in a different format than MMDDYY. A Julian bottled-on date would appear to be the most logical choice.
     
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  4. moshea

    moshea Devotee (432) Jul 16, 2007 Michigan
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  5. SaltofOH

    SaltofOH Crusader (786) Mar 11, 2014 Ohio

    Thank you for the link. I hadn’t before, but I just e-mailed them. I will post the response. Thanks!
     
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  6. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,304) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

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  7. moshea

    moshea Devotee (432) Jul 16, 2007 Michigan
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    Good luck. I have never heard of the beer before, but a 4.1 % abv pale ale sounds right up my alley
     
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  8. marquis

    marquis Crusader (777) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Not heard of it? It has been acclaimed Champion Beer of Britain on four separate occasions.No other brew has done this.
    Gorgeous stuff when well kept and served, even in bottles it's still a lovely beer.
     
  9. moshea

    moshea Devotee (432) Jul 16, 2007 Michigan
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    It does not appear to be distributed in Michigan yet, if it gets here I will give it a try.

    EDIT: $6.50 a bottle for a pale ale in the US, never mind too rich for my blood. What is that about 5 pounds? what does a bottle cost in the UK?
     
  10. marquis

    marquis Crusader (777) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    It depends on the store of course but ASDA which is related to Walmart charges 1.83 pounds for a 500 ml bottle or 4 bottles for 6 pounds.
     
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  11. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (930) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    It's a fantastic English Pale Ale. If you like the style then you'll definitely enjoy it, even with the unreasonable price-tag. Definitely not an everyday drinker at that price. Pretty interesting that you haven't seen any in MI before, I've only had it when I was living in Arizona. I haven't seen any bottles back East yet but then again I haven't been looking...
     
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  12. marquis

    marquis Crusader (777) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Timothy Taylor is quite a small brewery but is well known because of its reputation.My grandson was born in the same town.
    I imagine that the scale of production limits availability in the USA
     
  13. moshea

    moshea Devotee (432) Jul 16, 2007 Michigan
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    I am sure. How much does a bottle cost in the UK?
     
  14. marquis

    marquis Crusader (777) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    See my earlier response. 4 bottles for £6 which is roughly $7.
    At its best which is on cask of course it would be about 2 times as much or more. But in a pub you are buying more than just the beer.
     
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