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


on tap

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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask: Regular.
Ingredients: Golden Promise malt; Styrian Goldings, Goldings and Fuggles hops; Oldham Brewery yeast.
First brewed in 1952 as a bottled beer called Competition Ale. Transferred to the cask as Landlord in 1953.
CAMRA Supreme Champion 1982; 1983; 1994 and 1999.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1314) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Cask, on this occasion in the Black Cat, Chesham. Bright golden amber colour. Solid malty base, lovely hop attack, marmelade, spicy, slightly earthy, not overpowering, moreish bitter. Hops pull through the house yeast flavour, which seems to need the hops, I don’t like say the Golden Best anywhere near as much. One of those beers that no longer tastes as outlandishly flavourful given the increased bitterness and hop quotients used in more recent times, but still retains excellent balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1764) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2014
Cask @ Foxton’s restaurant, Berwick. Orange/amber colour, white foam. Creamy foam. Medium carbonation. Very well balanced bitter. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit and hops. Light sweet with light bitter finish. Good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2397) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014

Sep 2014 - Cask at the Dove, Hackney. Hazy dark amber / orange, still, decent off-white head leaves some thick lacing. Aroma is sweet toffee, some light citrus. Body is medium, light carbonation, smooth. Taste is smooth toffee malt, semisweet malts are more prominent than hop character, very soft bitterness. A classic, but too malt-heavy for my taste. (3.2)

Nov 2014 - Cask at the Talbot, Dalston. Hazy orange, still, small white head, some thick lacing. Aroma is light malts. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is biscuity malt, tangy, soft bitterness. On slightly better form than last time. A dependable bitter. (3.3)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MyLittleTown (8) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
A very fine bitter. Somewhat sharper on the palate than many traditional Yorkshire bitters, and with a good lasting finish. Pleasing caramel colour. One to seek out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlbionOakley (32) - Poulton, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Amber colour, nice balanced flavour. Starts of with sweet caramel flavour and has a slightly bitter finish. Very nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3354) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Cask, orange pour, white head, nose is caramel, taste is caramel, some fruit, awesome.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (9350) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Cask @ The Star, Haywards Heath. Clear light orange color, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, caramalts, bitter, a hint of apple somehow. Average body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4904) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2014
On tap at a pub in Eastbourne. Very smooth and mild one with nice balance. Some torf, nuts, hops and malt in the mix. Very easy drinkable and very quaffy. High quality beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4905) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2014
Cask in Eastbourne @Matello Inn. Pours out in a deep amber-brown colour with smooth head and medium body. Aroma of malt and barley. Taste of mild hops, wheat, barley, nuts, caramel, light torf and malt. Smooth and nice to drink, enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (603) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 30, 2014
Cask at the Albion, Epsom. Pours golden with a thin white head. Biscuit malt aroma. Bitter finish. Great session beer.

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