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


on tap

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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (1068) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
Couleur du cuivre foncer avec une petite robe beige. L’arôme du malt et des céréales. En bouche il y a du malt et pain avec un peu d’houblon dans la finale. Très buvable, mais pas trop forte.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtu71 (323) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Medium, off-white longlasting head. Chrystal clear amber. Fruits, berries on aroma. Malty, hoppy, caramel, spicies. Classy and enjoyable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (347) - HONG KONG - AUG 27, 2015
Classic British pale ale - bitter. Gorgeous to watch, crystal clear amber with white lasting head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Taste is smoothly malty, sweet malts, caramel and some bitterness from the hops. However is not hoppy as the American Pale Ales. Still, a good classic bitter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_Connoisseur_ (4) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015 does not count
Amber colour, thick white head that lasts a fair while. Fresh, fruity smell, if I were to say which fruit it’d be apples. The taste is sweet with fruity notes and a bitter finish. I’d say it’s an easy-drinking beer compared to some pale ales I’ve had. Medium-bodied and mildly aromatic. Smooth mouthfeel, maybe a bit watery. Overall nice beer, nothing stands out as amazing about it but definitely nothing bad at all either. I’d definatley have it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
overtheline (98) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2015
500ml bottle pours mid amber with a beautiful white head that shows decent retention. It smells fresh as a daisy, bright and slightly fruity, bit of grass. There’s a bit of fruit on the taste and some sweet caramel and a metallic note. Really soft mouthfeel but a bit thin and watery, carbonation is bang on. Decent bitter finish This may be a technically great beer and it tastes fine, it’s just not that exciting to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (473) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2015
A more traditional style of pale ale (as opposed to the New World styles). The hops are piquant, spicy, grassy with a touch of lemon at the edges. Very well balanced with more flavour than I expected from a mere 4.1%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tom303 (98) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Classic amber pale ale colour steady tight head. Aroma of malt and fruity taste to follow with nice dry bitter finish to balance the sweet and slight fruity flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnase (201) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle 500 cl. Pours orange/amber body with small head. Aroma of fruits with some red apples. Sweetish taste with mostly pear and sweet apples. Quite distinctive taste. Rally worth the money!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (870) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2015
botella. @El Cabanón, Avilés 05/07/2015 Color ambar, sabor caramelo, maltosa, carbonatacion baja, Bitter con mayusculas

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (953) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 4, 2015
Sample at bjcp course. Amber with low head retention. Plum, fruit caramel, honey, dough nose. Toffee, biscuit, some marmalade, cereal aftertaste. Medium bodied. Nice example of style.

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