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

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RATINGS: 349   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.


4.8
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (1008) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8353) - 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 (9289) - 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 (9244) - 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 (2284) - 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.


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