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


foolberry's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, - DEC 13, 2012
Maybe it’s a Yorkshire thing - but this is exactly how I think bitter should be. Aroma is subtle but hoppy. Taste is clean, balanced. Mouthfeel is fantastic - exactly right, perfect carbonation, slightly oily. This beer is everything in moderation. Unflashy, and maybe old fashioned, but drinkable. Also the bottle is cool.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepatrickman (835) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Poured into a Landlord pint glass (all the years of nicking glasses from pubs has finally paid off...). This captures the basic flavor and aroma of the cask version and sends it around the world without much degradation. The taste is dominated by the spicy/earthy flavor of the Styrian Golding hops, which gives it that slight edge over most other bitters.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mezr (100) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Poured from a bottle into an English pint. The color is a stunning, clear copper with a tight, tan head that nicely laces the glass. Malty aroma of caramel, medium body and average carbonation. Moderately bitter with a lingering finish. Very satisfying.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexmate (70) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2016
Appearance: Amber\copper colour with good lacing. Nose: some creamy vomit notes, caramel, malt and yeast. Taste: semi-sweet with some caramel, yeast, hops, roasted malt and a bit of bitterness on the aftertaste. Fairly mediocre, but a good session ale and often readily available on draught. Price Paid: around £2.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3427) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden/amber body with a thin white head. Steady carbonation. Thin white head. Good lacing. Aroma of earth, biscuit, wax and dried leaves. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, grass and biscuit. Thin to medium body with a light, oily texture. Well balanced and easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sarauckelman (408) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Dark amber with scummy head. Aroma of stale popcorn/puffed wheat cereal. Short-bodied and grainy. Smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinfull (1429) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Amber color . Big , white head. Aroma of malt , fruits, skunk and minerals. Malty taste with distinguished bitterness at the end. English hops are notable . Decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FearBeoir (2) - - JUN 26, 2016 does not count
Light but attractive hop aroma . Attractive amber colour and a good robust foam . Taste is clean with a nice amount of bitterness and hoppiness , the malt element is equally clean but not as layered as I had hoped for (reading the label) Still, at just over 4% ABV its very pleasant -would love to try the cask!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (1348) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2016
500mL bottle. Pours an ever so slightly hazy, deep golden color, big rocky white head with unbelievable retention and lace. Nose is bready malt, minerals, faint skunk (which kind of fades as it opens up) Mouth is medium bodied, malt forward, mild sweetness with a decent balancing bitterness, grass, malt, toast. Not the best bitter I’ve had, but decent. I’d prefer to have this in Blighty, from a cask, which is likely a completely different experience.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6512) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear amber, medium white head. Bready malt, fruity notes, floral hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry to dry, medium bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1295) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2016
(Bottle) Pours slightly hazy golden amber with big dense white head. Pleasant subtle fresh hoppy aroma - hints of grass, tea, seaweed and citrus. Light bodied with plentiful pleasant carbonation. Well balanced taste with soft malt at the start and hops coming in over the top. The cask version of this was one of my favorite beers when I lived in England. Don’t think I tried the bottled version. Very drinkable.


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