HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Timmy Taylor Landlord is an outstanding light ale and an unusualyl good beer for a northern brew; I am used to drinking weak brown dishwater from up that way, but this is a rare exception! Light brown, almost amber, in colour and has a kind of malty creaminess. Is surprisingly hoppy and strong tasting for a beer of 4.1%. Itís a bit like a strong tasting Courage Light in a way. Bravo!
joergen (21101) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber coloured with a white ehad.
Aroma of malts, caramel, tea and hops.
Flavour of malts, caramel and hops.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden coloured with a huge white fluffy head. Refreshing and slightly hoppy with notes of malt and fruits.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a white head. Malty, dusty, hoppy aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry finish.
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber body, white head; Quite big nose, especially for a UK beer, looots of pleasant soft piney oily hop, malty white bread and dough as well; A little bitter body with a big bubbled sharp carbonation (and to much of it), a bit dry; Some length in finish a that is quite hoppy bitter, hoppy dry with simple hoppy aromas.
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2007 Bottle, 500ml. An amber colour with a small head. A floral hop aroma with caramel. Taste is well balanced hops and malt with a strong bitter finish with citrus. Moderate carbonation. Nothing special.
berkshirejohn (4601) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasant grassy aroma, bright amber with a lasting white head. Initial taste is overwhelmed by burnt caramel, but then an intense bitterness replaces it. I prefer the draught version.
DruncanVeasey (7285) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2009 íStrong pale aleí, 500ml bottle. Grapefruity hop nose. Like the blurb says, a full-flavoured brew. But on this evidence, one overwhelmed by its intensely bitter hoppiness. What am I whinging about?? Iíve just over chilled it. Plenty of mellowing caramel and rose coming through as it warms. But still not the greatest beer (or even ípale aleí or bitter) in the world I once thought it was (3.2) (Re-rate, 01/02/08) 3.2 ????Think I was having a tastebud malfunction. Stingingly dry and bitter, juicily citrussy, throbbing with hops. Green, lemony, sulphurous aroma. Shades of Church (End). Tomato leaf fresh as it warms. Intense character and balance from a filtered, pasteurised bottle. Tastes like itís just been pulled at source. And donít even mention that freshbread malty aftertaste. Bitter, complex, simple and sweet. If I rated based on enjoyment alone, this would be a straight 5. Beautiful bottled English beer 8484 4.1
UPDATE Redder amber than I remember it with a pillowy dimpled head. Strikingly pilsner-like coniferous hop, hay and honeyed malt aroma at first (chilled bottle), developing more and more Burton and sweaty Goldings as it heats. Celery, egg and ganja. Plenty of fresh hop character, spuce, chalk and lingering fresh bread maltiness...pretty pungent dry hops to finish, even 2K+beers in. Herbal and a touch soapy with just an occasional hint of metal that lets it down. Not quite the revelation it was last time, but an enjoyable and balanced beer retaining some of the character of its cask counterpart. And, unexpectedly (and probably part due to the filtering process), a pretty good example of what a pilsner should smell/taste/feel like. Lean, simple and good. 377314
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Just as I remember it and undoubtedly a classic of the genre. Nose shows some fruit but mostly about a mineral, musky chalky edge. Palate shows amazing minerals and a smokey slate character. The latter can often be found in high end dry Mosel riesling from Germany. Wonderful beer.
August 2006 (3.6)
Big creamy head holds good form. Golden amber in colour Ė very clear. Elegant nose of herbs, nettles and minerals, underpinned with fruity notes. Burton water like. Very complete to drink with more minerals. Again reminds me of a Marstonís Pedigree. Plenty of drive.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An attractive golden with a nice cap of off-white. There is initially some green grassy aroma, but that quickly settles into a pleasant farm smell. Warm hay, dill, old barn. Based on first smells, not great. Second smell, really good. Odd. Flavor is a soft light toffee malt with enough hop punch to keep it fresh and bright. Nice lingering pith. Itís amusing that the bottle refers to this as "strong pale ale". Strong as opposed to...water? Still, this was a nice ale with lots of substantial flavors going on. Based on my very limited sampling, I thought this was somewhat better from the bottle. Iíd actually be hard pressed to connect the two as being the same or similar beers.