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


on tap

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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1945) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2008
Cask - Rose & Crown, Canterbury. A handsome bronzed orange colour with an off-white head. Distinctly crisp floral and resiny aromas. The floral notes of the hops are rather pronounced in the flavour too with a clear malty undertone to back it up. Very pleasant resiny hop finish and a clean palate and soft medium bodied palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2008 Cask at Guildford Arms, Edinburgh. Dark golden color with a white head. Aroma: Lots of citrus, grapefruit, butter and some sweet malt. Flavor: Hoppy, citruslike bitterness, grape, lemon, butter, honey, spicy and some bready/grainy malt. Very crisp and fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larstangaa (104) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2008
Cask at pub The Chequers at High Street in Oxford (nice place - great pies). Orangey amber. Floral, raisin, bitter aroma. Soft and crisp flavoru - lots of everything - hops, malt, intensivity. Best britisk ale ever - for me. Tasted though in lovely company with my wife, a few hours before visiting The Fat Duck in Bray - full of joyfull anticipation - could perhaps distract my views?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2008
Coppery colored, little yellow head. Sweet, slightly hopped aroma with lots of lemon, not too original one. Medium bodied. Flavor is more floral with still sweet lemon and fruits, aftertaste is still rather round with lemon. Basic cask.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Crunchie (36) - Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2009 Landlord with its balanced hoppiness and wonderful mouthfeel is a really rather special drink. Hoppy aroma, oranges and resin, sometimes a hint of sulphur, caramelly malt. Full mouthfeel, initial malt sweetness and attacking hops, rounded and balanced, hops are prominent - there is no lag in flavour, no poor part of the palate. Lovely balanced bitter finish, malt and hops fight for attention, hops arenít going anywhere. Lovely spicy, sitrus overtones come and go. Donít want it through a sparkler, I like the natural caress. Needs a few weeks age in cellar. Hugely complex, what a yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
Cask at Brigantes Bar, York. Very nice amber colour, hoppy aroma and balanced flavour with some sweet malt and lots of hop bitterness. Better than the bottled version, I thought.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2007
Cask in Market Drayton, forget the pub. Pours a hazy copper with a medium white head. Aroma is strong citrus Fuggles and Goldings and some malt. Overly dominated by grapefruit hops, with some grainy malt to back it up. A bit oily. Acidic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (1018) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 26, 2007
Cask @ Brigantes, november 07. Shinny golden color with a medium white head (sparkler). Shinny malty aroma with some tea/englsih hop aroma. Pale malt flavor with some citric notes, salty ending and dryness at the end. Medium to light mouthfeel, malty, starts hoppy with a nice dryness and mineral end. Nice, spicy hops aftertaste. Nice, tea, spicy golden bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8640) - 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.

   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.

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