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Brewed by Timothy Taylor
Style: Bitter
Keighley, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 452   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Golden Promise malt; Styrian Goldings, Goldings and Fuggles hops; Oldham Brewery yeast.
First brewed in 1952 as a bottled beer called Competition Ale. Changed name to Landlord in 1953, and also launched 4.3% abv cask version which went on to win CAMRA Supreme Champion four times.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2103) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle from SuperValu, Longford [300514]
Golden amber, clear, big frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma of quite pungent spicy hops, soft citrus, soft sweet pale malts
Taste of bitter spicy hops, bit peppery, marmalade malts, soft yeast, dab of citrus zest, cereal, caramel malts, quite complex
Palate - soft carb, medium body, bitter sweet marmalade malts, strong spicy hop that tingles throughout the mouth. Finish of lingering bitter spicy hops, earthy, zest, cereal, pleasant linger.
Overall - Surprised that the bottled version is lower than the cask, usually it’s the other way around. Had a bottle of this years ago before I was rating and wasn’t that impressed. This was very good and had that characteristic pungent spicy hop on the palate. I’ll certainly be picking this up again when I’m next in SuperValu

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finn (4210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
Flaske 0,5l fra Kilpishalli. Koseøl i heimen. Gyldenbrun. Høyt tett skum som varer lenge. Litt lacing. God - litt søt - fruktaroma. Aprikos. Smaken det samme med innslag av mandler. Litt tørr ettersmak.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (306) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours a somewhat cloudy copper with a nice white head that leaves quite a bit of lace. Aroma is full of malt, with caramel and bread notes, and some floral and earthy hops. Flavour begins somewhat sweet with some caramel and citrus notes, then becomes quite bitter. Quite a bit of character to this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aletcm (122) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 16, 2014
Cor cobre, com espuma de pouca formação e persistência. Aroma de ameixa, caramelo, xerez. No sabor, caramelo, amadeirado, passas ao fundo, com final seco e amargor persistente. Boa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2014
500ml bottle, from Party Source. Code on bottle reads L3325 10:29. Pours a clear copper amber color. Thin bubbly off-white head. Leaves some bits and reaches of lace. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation, a little rough. Dry finish. Bitter taste up front, caramel malts, light toasted malts. Good toasty malty flavor, some nuttiness, and some nice earthy hop. Satisfying bigger bitterness, and light bit of sweetness. Light spiciness. A satsifying English Bitter. A good one to enjoy with my sandwich.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (419) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Light amber with a fluffy off white head. Good retention, thin lacing. Aroma of citrus, grassy hops with some light oakyness. Taste is malts, citrus and bitter marmalade. Long, medium to strong bitter finish. Medium hoppiness and some pine. Mild sweetness. Light body. Medium carb. Very well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Temptation (224) - - APR 22, 2014
If you like British bitter, for sure you’ll like this one. Mild, but bodied, slightly refreshing, highly drinkable, tasty and pleasant. Remarkable notes to lemon zest, some herbs and liquorice. I like British bitter (a lot), and I liked this one (a lot).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyt (45) - USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle, bubbly amber with big fluffy head. Woody citrus smell, earthy taste with light toasted hops and citrus notes and light caramel on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjp12 (336) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Thin white head, amber colour, lively carbonation. A bitter to chill and glug on a warm day. Not deep, but thirst quenching.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2816) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). Clear copper with a medium fully lasting off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, earthy notes, honeyed malt and floral notes. Taste is of caramel, toffee, earthy notes, honeyed malt, floral presence and light bitterness. Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Not the most aromatic bitter, but it’s tasty and so easy to drink. Pretty solid for a bottled Bitter.


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