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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2007
[704-20070926] Cask @ The Old Shades (London, GL). Light citrus fruity aroma notes, some hops. Clear, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. More grapefruit citrus hops in the flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
raul (11) - ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2007
A really nice balance between creaminess and sharpness. Best sampled in itís heartlands of West and North Yorkshire. Long and proud tradition of being recognised as one of the best brews in the whole of the country.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2007
Cask at Hornimen at Hays in London. Pours amber golden with a white head. Medium bodied, but with a light texturet that is not watery. Nice aroma of sweet british toffee malts with a touch of hops. Initial flavor of toffee and butterscotch that is nicely balanced by herbal hops and a wisp of fruity esters. Yeasty and earthy finish. The best bitter that I had on this visit to London.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9160) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2007
Cask at the Brown Cow, Bingley, 19-05-06 Itís good to have a beer in its heartland, somehow it just gives it the little something extra its like playing at home in football I suppose. Poured amber coloured and with a nice hint of malt and hops on the nose. A class bitter in every way and its no suprise that its won so many accocolades it just tastes great when on form and can easily send many johnny come latelies scuttling, lovely fresh fruity beer that ticks all the right boxes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
Cask at 3 Greyhounds. Rich golden aroma, very nice orange marmalade and light spiciness. Flavour shows excellent balance with notable grainy/earthy UK malts set against fresh spicy hops. Itís getting harder and harder to differentiate among these middle strength UK bitters... Iím not sure how the Brits do it. FWIW, this one is excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2260) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
cask @ The Old Bakery (Kenilworth), The Clarendon Arms (Kenilworth), and The Wenlock Arms. It was very interesting for me to taste this beer in various conditions, but Iíll just rate at its best (which happened to be at the Wenlock). Light amber in colour with aromatic notes of pear, caramel, and both herbal and earthy hops. Bready and caramel malts in the mouth, along with sone dark spice, earth, and a bit of grassy hop. Well balanced indeed. A classic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Nose of malt and hops with a creaminess associated with an ESB. Pours a copper beer with a full white head. Taste is malty with toffee sweetness balanced with some really nice hops. A great British beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Pours amber with off-white head. Aroma is hoppy / citrus / sulphur. Taste is earthy / caramel / slightly metallic although pretty drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 5     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 1   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 1   Lacing : 1
Aroma:
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 2   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 2   Honey : XX   Cereals : XX   Grainy : XX
Hops : 4   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Spicy : 1   Floral : 3   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 3   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : 2   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 4   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : 3   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Headless, but very tight beer, mineral, firmly bitter, refreshing acid and dry. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
Cask. At The Duke of Wellington on The Strand, Covent Garden, London. Clear, pale amber, with an average off-white head. Slightly pungent, funky herbal hop aroma backed by grainy-wheaty malt. The taste is low-level bitter herbal hops, slightly acidic, with a long grainy finish. The bodyís nice and chewy, solid astringency, very soft yet complex mouthfeel. Excellent - much more interesting than many bitters, I loved that acidity.


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