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


on tap

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RATINGS: 320   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2007
Cask at Crown Inn, Southampton. Bronze colur. Intense flowery, resiny hop aroma. Dry and soft, yet crisp with very evident hay-like hop flavour and a nice chewy malt character. Feels like barley juice. A lovely bitter with striking late bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2007
Cask@Fox Inn, Lutterworth. Golden beer with a light head. The aroma is lightly caramel and hopped and the flavour is dry, caramel and creamy. Overall a nice dry caramel beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2007
Cask, Fox Inn, Lutterworth. Golden with a small head. Aromas are shredded marmalade with sweet malts and light hopping. Flavours are sweet, stickly marmalade with some buttery malts. Very nice sweet hops with a dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2007
Orangy amber, small head which quickly goes, not much lacing. Has a rough bitter flavour, understated hops, and a sweet after taste. I found it a bit to cloying for my palate, but overall a decent pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tranquillity (1422) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2007
Cask @ Real Ale Festival, Gallows Bird, Espoo. Light orange colour, small white head. Not much aroma.... nice apple, herb taste. Good, average thickness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeoffT (12) - SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2007
On cask in cloisters, Edinburgh. Excellent light amber session bitter. Perfumy, floral Golding hop aroma. Clean, fairly dry, slight caramilisation and good hop flavour. Finishes with a clean bitterness. Overall one of the best session bitters around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 At the Charles XII, Heslington. Golden-orange brew with a nice lasting head, little lace. Some caramel in the aroma but more pronounced hop citrus, even more pronounced grassy notes. Taste was much the same, with flowery notes and grass predominate, some caramel malt in the background. Easy drinker, fairly carbonated. Re-rate: Need to bump this one up a couple notches as I’ve been drinking it more regularly. Very much on par with the best bitters I’ve had so far. More pronounced citrus in the taste than I had first experienced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Max1972 (10) - ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2007
Frankly, not as good as it used to be. Had it in a number of pubs over the last few months and noted that it doesn’t seem to have the depth of taste and character that it once did.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2006
On cask at the Old Coach and Horse, Harbledown near Canterbury. First had a pint of this when I studied up in Darlington. Almost 15 years has past since then but my face lit up when I saw this guest ale. Soft fruit (faint citrus) and a grassy, refeshing hop twang. This is the kind of quality session bitter that I miss so much now I’ve moved away from England.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
damiano (20) - USA - DEC 19, 2006
This is a wonderful bitter, great session brew but more than that. It’s a golden tangerine studded with intricately cut diamonds. Without doubt this can walk the tightrope.

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