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


on tap

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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22632) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2007
Cask@The Chamberlain. Dark amber colour with mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, hoppy, earthy and slightly caramelly. Flavour is hoppy, fruity, quite grassy and caramelly. Pleasant one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2007
Cask conditioned at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow. Clear golden colour. Bit eggy and light sweet malty with good flavouring hops and medium bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Cask at The Priory Arms, Stockwell. In appearance, aroma and flavour, very much a classic bitter - simple, balanced beer. A bit of woodiness to the flavour but this didn’t taste like a beer that’s been supreme British champion four times. Looking down the comments, it seems that it can vary from average to sublime - I must have caught it at the former.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2007
Cask at the Stanley Arms in Aughton. I can’t remember ever having a bad pint of this beer Pours clear and golden, crisp taste in the mouth, hoppy with hints of citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2007
Cask at Hale’s Pub, Harrogate. Pours a great-looking clear gold with an average size mostly-lasting creamy white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Mild aroma of sweet malt, fruit and hops. Slightly mild but tasty flavour of sweet malt, fruit and hops with a decent bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Great stuff, an excellent session Bitter!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 17, 2007
Draught at various pubs in London. A fully golden brown beer with a whitish head. The nose is of hops and caramel. Rather earthy with some sulphur. The taste is mainly of marmite. Earthy. The mouthfeel wasn’ t impressive at all. The beer left a beautiful lacing. Decently hoppy with a bitter finish. This bitter lacks in power.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2007). Ginger and citrus in perfect balance. Very long lasting hoppy bitter aftertaste, which is most welcome.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (17282) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
Light amber, light spicy hop, smooth light malt with a light spicy bitter linger , very juicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
[CASK: The Metropolitan, West Didsbury, Manchester 04/08/06] A very pleasing taste, quite light and sweet. Pale and easy drinking. Citrus taste makes it undistandable why it’s Marilyn Monroe’s favorie pints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2007
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 Cask conditioned at the Victoria, Clifton Lido, Bristol 15/4/07. This pint was served in an excellent state of quality, hence the rating. Golden with thin, lacy head. Plenty of hops and elderflowers in the aroma. Excellent bitter flavour with a hint of biscuity malt in the finish. One of the UK’s best and far better than the bottled version [4.0]. Re-rate 2011 at the Mall, Clifton, Bristol. Far sweeter than I remembered, with some toffee notes and less crisp malts, Nothing special [3.2]

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