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

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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
foolberry (54) - 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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gyllenbock (4716) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. A bit hazy copper with a white head. Aroma and taste of bread, grass, caramel and some light fruit. The mouthfeel was quite thin. Drinkable but a bit boring to be honest.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (98) - - SEP 27, 2014
A classic English bitter, with slightly more fruitiness than you would expect from a Northern brew. Pours a clear copper colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of semi-sweet malts and English hops. The taste starts with a slightly toffee-ish sweetness followed by an earthy, fruity bitterness from the hops. There is a very slight hint of burnt match sulphur which contributes to the earthy quality. A very pleasant pint, highly quaffable. It is even better from the cask, if my memories of visits to Wharfdale are correct!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
christhoel (82) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
amber, clear, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, . it says pale ale on the bottle but its more like bitter to be fair

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (221) - CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours a deep copper with a short finger of off-white head, excellent retention and spotty moderate lacing. Nose is fresh light English-style hops and light caramel malt. Taste follows suit, balanced sweet malt and dry, almost earthy hops. Medium body with sustained, almost prickly carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Now, that’s a decent bitter. Sufficient malt to support the earthy dry hops, but not so much that the sweetness is overwhelming. I’ve been pretty down on English beers lately - other than IPA’s, obviously - but this is quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (82) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2014
deep golden brown with a brief head, hops & faintly malty aroma with fine mildly bitter spicy hoppy flavours, nice, shame I dont have another

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (119) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Bottled. Clear, dark copper colour, with a decent foamy head and lively carbonation. Fresh hoppy aromas (subtle English hops, that is.) Sweet malt flavours are balanced by fresh hops and then a dry, earthy finish. Clean, refreshing, and well balanced. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (983) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Botella se 50 cl en el festi de Avilés el 11_08_2014, en el momento. Color ámbar bronce con poca espuma blanca. Cuerpo ligero a medio. Más sabor del que me esperaba con toques maltosos algo tostados y dulces. Buena.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
matstrange (67) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Lovely creamy head lasting longer than most. The beer itself is a dark gold in colour with moderate carbonation. It has quite a malty flavour rather than a happiness of other pale ales but it’s throughly enjoyable and worth picking up a bottle of.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Nice malty aroma. Cloudy amber colour with good head. Excellent bitter hop and malt flavours. Medium creamy body with low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magpieken (54) - - AUG 6, 2014
500ml bottle. BB Jan 15. Pours a pale amber colour with a pillowy off-white head which persisted. Restrained aroma of honey, fruity hops and sweet, caramel malt. Light sweetness at the start gives way to a mineral, light to medium bitter finish. Light to medium body. Nicely balanced and very easy drinking.


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