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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bozoNZ (730) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 28, 2007
Yellow golden, with a fair, slightly creamy head. Noble hop aroma. Great lingering bitterness with just the right level of carbonation. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2007
Crystal clear copper with a creamy, lacy off-white head. Aroma is about as english as you can get , so earthy, a touch coppery and floral, as well as a solid sweetish malt. So simple but perfectly simple. Medium body, balanced so well between the sweetish base malt and earthy bitterness. Flavours of that coppery earthy hop, wort, flowers and an ever so slight oaky cardboard oxidation. It was always going to be a bit of a task to get a 4.1% bitter across the world in pristine condition. Overall though, its just excellent.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scotty (1072) - SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2007
Ok I suppose, but the cask version is for superior, it is more complex and flavoursome. There are better bottled ales available, but this is worth a bash.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Richy (22) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 31, 2007
The nicest bottled Ale, Ive ever tasted Beautiful hoppy flavour, amazing. Almost as good as the cask version.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle, widely available. Pours golden and clear, nice lacing in my glass, aroma of malt leading onto some lemon citrus. Very smooth, fine beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6635) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2007
An ok bottled beer with some hops and biscuit malt in the aroma. Earthy flavours with a dry finish. Nothing like as good as the cask version IMHO.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asedzie (641) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 Pours copper with fluffy, khaki head. Muted, bitter sussex hop flavor. Bitter citrus and pine hops taste. Herbal and citrusy, as well. quite deep flavor. Linger bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
[BOTTLED: 28/03/07] Was not as pleased with the tast out of a bottle as I was from the cask. Still a very pleasant ale but would recommend it is tried from the cask for full experiance. Refresing citrus taste, light and gentle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2980) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2007
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, Jerc, and GregClow, my bottle. Really nice dusty hop aroma - floral. Cloudy orange, small white head. Lovely taste: honey, floral, rather bitter, lemon, nice malt base. A great strong UK IPA - very fresh tasting out of the bottle that had traveled and been in storage for a few months. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc & tupalev - courtesy of tupalev. Golden-amber with a moderate sized white head. Great aroma of hops, honey and clover. Flavour is quite robust for a 4.1% beer - lots of sweet malt with a grassy hop finish. Nice stuff, Id love to try the cask version sometime.


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