Timothy Taylor's Landlord champion again

Keighley best bitter Champion Beer at Great British Beer Festival

Aug 3, 1999 - Michael Jackson's report, tasting notes.


Timothy Taylor's Landlord was judged the Champion Beer of Britain by a panel of consumers, brewers and journalists on Tuesday. It is the fourth time the beer has been so honored.

The Keighley-brewed beer was chosen as the overall winner from nearly 50 finalists in judging at the Great British Beer Festival in London. Mike Benner of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), which organizes the festival, said: "This is tremendous news for Taylor's .... It proves how beers from regional family brewers can compete on the national stage. It's a wonderfully distinctive beer with all the qualities a national champion should have."

CAMRA's "Good Beer Guide" describes Landlord as having "an increasingly dry, bitter finish which complements the pungent hoppiness and complex fruitiness of this well-flavoured and well-balanced beer."

Stephen Beaumont, one of the judges of the best specialty beer, reports on that judging in World of Beer.

Champion Beer of Britain: Timothy Taylor's Landlord
Silver Award: Oakham Jeffrey Hudson Bitter
Bronze Award: Caledonian Deuchars I.P.A

1st-Bateman's Mild
2nd-Elgood's Blackdog
3rd-Cain's Dark Mild
3rd-St Austell XXXX Mild

1st-Oakham Jeffrey Hudson Bitter
2nd-Caledonian Deuchars I.P.A.
3rd-Woodforde's Wherry
3rd-Goddard's Special Bitter

Best Bitters
1st-Timothy Taylor's Landlord
2nd-Harveys Armada
3rd-Jenning's Cock a Hoop
3rd-Watkin OSB

Strong Bitters
1st-Ballards Nyewood Gold
2nd-Durham White Bishop
3rd-Hop Back Summer Lightning

Bottle Conditioned Beers
1st-Youngs Special London Ale
2nd-Salopian Entire Butt
3rd-Hampshire Pride of Romsey

Speciality Beers
1st-Harviestoun Schiehallion
2nd-Nethergate Umbel Ale
3rd-Dark Star Zingiber

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