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


on tap

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RATINGS: 355   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 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 Iíve been drinking it more regularly. Very much on par with the best bitters Iíve 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 doesnít 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) - UmeŚ, 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 Iíve 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. Itís a golden tangerine studded with intricately cut diamonds. Without doubt this can walk the tightrope.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2006
Cask in London. Small head, pale brown beer. Some malt, but dominated by grassy hops. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7316) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2008 Thin white head over lightish orange body. Light tea aroma. Light, sweetish delicate tea and citric hops taste with faint, dryish, smoky aftertaste. Nice session beer. (0.5pt on cask. Should rerate.)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2006
1/2 pint cask, Bertís Bar, Edinburgh. Darkish golden colour. Throws a really fine-laced creamy white head. Aroma seems to indicate that the beer is somewhat off. Slight sulphur. Flavour-wise it feels quite alright. Refreshingly bitter when it enters the mouth. Minty drying grassy hops. Nice mouthfeel with some crispness, which a lot of other cask ales seems to be missing. I donít think it is neccessarily the carbonation, but just as much the bitterness and the livelyness of the beer. Without it the beer can just feel too flat and uninteresting. Head clings to the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
berkshirejohn (6078) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2006
Draught at the Peacock, Nottingham. Orange with a lasting white head leaving good lacing, a strong complex hop flavour and an intense long-lasting, and extremely pleasant bitter aftertaste. Everything a bitter should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 Ah. Much more like it. Reeks of eggy sulphur and leafy hop, like a classic English Bitter should. A vastly more balanced combination of floral hops, bready malt, honeyish sweetness and zesty grapefruit bitterness than the bottled version. The parting bitterness is way more rounded and integrated into the overall flavour of the beer. One of the very finest English pints. Sneaky 10min lunchtime tipple at The Fox.

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