Brewer: Timothy Taylor & Co.

Style: English Pale Ale

In the hands of American craft brewers pale ales are typically a vehicle for big hop flavor, but the British have a more subtle take on the style that emphasizes balance and drinkability over hoppy fireworks. Bell’s Brewery’s Director of Operations John Mallet describes the one that he fell in love with, “Timothy Taylor Landlord is amazing because of its balance. The distinct (and distinctive) flavors of English malt, hops, and yeast are all evident. For me, the experience is reminiscent of a Turner painting; the elements are so well integrated that none stands harshly proud as they individually contribute to a greater whole. It is teamwork that forms a soft, full and understated masterpiece. On cask, the lightly carbonated Landlord drinks like mother’s milk before quietly slipping away to make room for the next pour. It finishes like a ghost.”