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

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RATINGS: 484   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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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lhaapama (19) - - MAR 20, 2013
Bit weak though a decent pale ale I’d prefer a bit stronger.sort of stale aftertaste.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
runaway (68) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2015
500cc bottle pours an almost clear orange gold with a lazy white thin head, aroma is of grains and honey. Taste is malty, buttery and with a lasting funky bitterness. Active and light, but the hops’ flavor and bitter is not doing it for me.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SamTheBarrel (520) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2015
500ml brown bottle with a label presumably picturing a landlord, poured into a pint. Appearance is clear amber with a large frothy off-white head that reduced quickly, leaving a little lacing. Aroma of caramel, apricot marmalade, honey and bread. Flavours of caramel, bread, toffee and honey. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium-light bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. Timothy Taylor ’s Landlord is a decent bitter, but I would have liked it stronger and more bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
micmillon18 (6) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2015 does not count
500ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Freshness note indicated on the bottle. Aroma - Ample toffee and caramel notes, faint nuttiness. Floral hops. Appearance - Creamy, off-white head. Pale amber hue; the picture of a perfect bitter. Sporadic lacing coats the glass as the beer is consumed. Taste - Sweet flavors (Toffee, caramel, pumpernickel bread) are balanced by floral hop bitterness. Finishes semi dry. Previous experiences have recalled a more pronounced bitterness, lending me to believe this bottle may have been on the older side. Nonetheless, an extraordinary well layered drink. Palate - Snappy, crisp carbonation enhances the experience. Medium bodied. Overall - If only more U.K. bitters were available in the United States, though few would have the qualities to match this one. I’d kill to try this one on cask. Easily one of my favorite beers, a desert island choice for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mahkus (65) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle from tesco. Good retaining head. Lots of bubbles. Sweet malty aroma. Nice refreshing taste that starts like honey then bitter taste that lasts as beer goes down.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Milter (225) - Nyborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
Spændende øl med god smag. Frisk og let bitter. Absolut værd at cykle langt efter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cokemonkey11 (92) - - FEB 23, 2015
Dark Bottle. Pours medium amber, smells musky and with hints of caramel. No head. Taste is fantastic to match aroma - musky and malty. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1031) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
500ml bottle pours a pale brown color without much head. Nice mild hop bitterness that is smooth through the whole taste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2015
This was advertised as a pale ale and I think that’s accurate. Very good aroma and balance between hops and malt. The surprising part is the buttery texture of the beer, close to a good Pilsner. Very good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VinegarStroke (312) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle: clear, straw, medium head and good lace. Dull, yeasty, funky, aroma, malt and citrus. Dry, not sour but moderately bitter. Lacks depth of flavor. Very good commercial beer or weak craft beer. This bottle might be stale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (980) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Light amber with a cm of moderate-coarseness tan head that fades moderate-to-moderate-slow. Aroma of biscuit, some raw sugar, touch of banana (slightly caramelized), wet grasses and hint of mineral content and moist pastry. Body is watery with hint of oil, medium-light-to-light weight, moderate carbonation, somewhat creamy, moderate burn. Flavor is biscuit, touch of grain, hint of banana, grassy herbal finish, refreshing bitterness with that revisits on the exhale, just a hint of astringency in it. Relatively weak flavor profile compared to the aroma and to bigger beers. Overall, a yummy bitter! I love the subtle banana notes (but wish the bitterness was just a bit softer.)


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