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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rondphoto (4097) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2015 5/20/2012 - Clear dark golden amber with a rocky, long-lasting head; swirls of lace. This is what good bitters are all about: caramel malt and biscuits burst on the palate, followed by clean floral hops that are just assertive enough to create a solid balance in the finish. A perfect marriage of sweet and bitter, super for a long evening with friends (which is happening at Sergio’s in Louisville tonight). Highly Recommended! 5/4/15 - Each time I return to this I say "I forgot how good this is," or "boy, this is solid stuff." It is the true go-to brew for me. Therefore, my 4.0 is now 5.0.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (1287) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 26, 2013
Aroma: Roasty, buttery, bread, musty, fruity, Appearance: Clear copper body. Small off-white head. Lacing. Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, caramel, roasty, bread, medium-high sweetness, fruity, Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation, creamy, Overall: Well balanced, but still leaning towards the bitterness. I would happily drink too much of this! :) 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
morriman (1) - - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
Strong, kind and delicious. This is truly a championship winning ale. warm fire and a landlord... Mmmm

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jduck1979 (10) - Whitby, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Amber colour, good thick foamy head. No shortage of taste, pretty similar to Theakston’s old pecliar, with more of a citrus taste to it at the end of each sup. As included in hampers from top North Yorkshire bakery "Elizabeth Botham’s" of Whitby.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Richy (22) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 31, 2007
The nicest bottled Ale, I’ve ever tasted Beautiful hoppy flavour, amazing. Almost as good as the cask version.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldManWinter (18) - Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2011
As an American, I think this beer is a good reason to get on a plane and fly to England. One of the best ales, and one of the best beers of any sort.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
devmo (3) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2012 does not count
Drank the last of my stash a few days ago. What a brilliant beer. Wonderful malty smells, bread and caramel plus a great orange color. On the palate you get a good dose of malt flavors, some bittering hops and a crisp refreshing finish. I can and do drink a lot of this beer. It makes me happy. And goes dashingly well with sautéed mushrooms!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
OscBeers (2) - FRANCE - JAN 29, 2012 does not count
The strong hops flavour makes this my beer of choice. Fantastic body, and good depth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chuggsta (9) - - MAR 29, 2013 does not count
Caramel on the nose, caramel toffee like flavour, soft bitterness, no hops on the nose, flavour hops blend well. Overall very well rounded, love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Velkyal (320) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Pours a brilliantly clear amber, topped with an inch of firm white head, which leaves lovely lacing down the glass. The aroma is sweet bready malt and a touch of marmelade. Tastewise, fresh bread, a graininess that reminds me of digestive biscuits, all balanced with a soft sweet orange bitterness. Medium bodied and insanely drinkable, this is truly one of the great beers of the world.

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