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


on tap

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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkm (235) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2009
Copper coloured, with a large foamy white head. Aromas of citrus fruits & hops. Flavours both fruity & hoppy. Also a nice dry fruity finish. Moderately bitter. - 500ml brown bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9531) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2009
Slightly dirty-yellow, good head over foxy orange beer. Caramel and "Petit Beurre " cookies; UK hops piercing through, lemony, inspiring. Bitterish-hoppy taste, mellowing afterwards with some good malts, cookie-like, grain biscuits with non-sweet glazing. Some faint esters. And above all, excellent balance. Spritzy, not fizzy, but very light British body. Despite my (well-deserved) words of praise, this beer is not a patch on the cask version, that is maybe the best bitter the UK has to offer on cask. What I don’t understand is: - why is the bottled version even .2% less strong than the casked, rather than vice-versa; - wasn’t Landlord not a bit stronger not that many decennia ago, and, - last but not least - why not bottle-conditioned???? Still. I just love TT Landlord, and as such, BIG thanks to DeanS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdk (33) - Island Bay, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 19, 2009
500ml bottle. Snifter. Pours a hazy red / gold with a slightly off white head. Nice bitter taste with a light hop bite and a good aftertaste. Nice but could do with a little extra flavour hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 8, 2009
A waft of toffee aroma. Copper, with a lingering pillowy head. Light, delicate mouthfeel for such a flavourful beer - very drinkable. Toast and honey, then toast and marmalade flavour - the perfect breakfast beer?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 28, 2009
500ml bottle from First Choice into footed pilsner glass. Make sure to remove the bottle from the fridge a good 15mins before drinking to really enhance the flavour integration. Its pours orangey gold with a moderate loose off white head. Nose of honey malts and floral hops. Smooth light-medium bodied palate with very well balanced flavours of buttery caramel malts and a complex lingering earthy hop bitternes to the finish. Some citrus orange tartness in there as well. Extremely more-ish and sessionable. In Australia, this is the closest facsimile of a genuine cask conditioned real ale drunk in British pubs and I can pay no higher complement than that. Pity it’s so expensive over here.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bobinlondon (1292) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2009 Bottle from Waitrose. To me this tastes nothing like the unpasteurised cask version. Many brewers (such as Fullers) up the strength of bottled versions of their cask ales to compensate for the loss of body and flavour. This beer is actually weaker than the cask version and is a real double whammy IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - DEC 24, 2008
Light amber and lasting white bubbly head. Malty caramel and earthyhops aroma. Some citrus flavours and puckering hops. More noticable sweetness towards the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11365) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2008
500ml bottle from Luvians, St Andrews. Deep, copper-amber body over a gradually fading, beige head. Nice smell of earth hop resin with a touch of grapefruit coming through. Initial taste of grapefruit shells with a smooth bitter support. Soft carbonated. Well balanced and good, but can not match a well kept cask version [10.11.2008].

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2008
caramel, cereal, amber, rocky head, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, bitter, long finish, Gift from Yorkshire graet beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2008
Bottle from Tesco. Should be renamed as it bears little relation, or indeed comparison, to its superior cask cousin. Copper-brown colour with a head that disappointingly vanishes almost instantly. Intensely hoppy aroma with little or no malt character coming through. Flavour is very bitter and sharp hop with a dry bitter finish. Lacks any decent body. Go for the cask every time.

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