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


on tap

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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2719) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2006
Handpump @ the Minster Tavern, Ely (A town built around religion and beer - whilst the latter is enticing the former does nothing for me, but the view of that hauntingly beautiful and majestic cathedral from the front window of this pub is awe-inspiring and almost unimaginable.), Cambridgeshire.
Anyway, back to the beer. Bright orange gold with a soapy, messed up head that lasted and daubed froth down the glass. Distant aroma of orange juice and caramel. Fruity and floral in the mouth with a nice ripe spicy kick. Base malts and bready yeast sit below layers of apricot, peach and tangerine-like esters which make it tangy and fresh. Finish is quite short after a mild bitter bite on the swallow, but it is clean and light. I quite liked this one, as I knew I would. An even-levelled, balanced quaffer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
hateh2s (5) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2006 does not count
Too much H2S and lack of clarity ruin the initial impressions of this beer. Very dry almost to the point of being harsh. Not easy to drink and not enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2006
Cask, handpump @ ...... . Dark golden with small creamy head. Fruity hops, tropical fruits, toasted-bread and light caramel in the aroma. Very fruity and strong hop flavor. Finishes fruity-bitter with some caramel and toasted bread notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20422) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
Cask @ the Harp, Covent Garden, London. Slightly hazy golden/reddish colour with a small off-white head. Fruity slightly floral aroma. Fruity hoppy flavor, with some malty hints. Fruity hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 4, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2006 Re-rate: Cask at The Hewlet in Cheltenham. This was in better shape than the last time I tried it. Same nice looking pour and lingering malt warmth as last time, but without the touch of sulfur, which is a rather big improvement. Rating 4 Aug 2006: Warm copper with a fine, sticky beige head. Lots of fruity esters, Apples that have been in the sun just a little long. A touch of sulfur. A little dill. Really nice soft toasty grain malt. An authentic tasting expression of the field, like crunching a few kernels of a good barley malt. Good balanced underlying hops. Lively apple/pear estery quality. A little lingering hops. Soft mouthfeel, cool, but still lively. If this was a little cleaner, it would be an impressive bitter. Good enough that it merits seeking a re-rate, should the opportunity present itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (9517) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2006
Cask (@ Westend, Stratford upon Avon): Light amber coloured, pretty small lacing head; strong fruity, strong aromatic herbal bitter nose with a sweet-malty touch; moderate sweet-bitter lavour; heavy and lingering aromatic-bitter finish. Well rounded, extremely well quaffable......................

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14782) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2006
Cask@Winchester Gate, Salisbury. Darkish amber color, small off-white head. Crisp and same time papery malty nose mixed with dried fruits. Fruity (dried fruits), bitterish, sort of strong lager feeling here. Balanced and drinkable but uninspiring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
A pint at the Forth in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Thick white head. Golden-reddish color. Super bitter ending. All right beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Goldend brown body with a light white head. Some pine and hops evident in the aroma. Sweet yeast taste with some light hops. Bitter ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2006
Amber golden body. Smoother and more body than what I remember of the bottled version. Hops but not showing till late.

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