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


on tap

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (4681) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2006
Cask at Dog & Duck London W1 26 Apr 06. Bright golden. A small white head. Fruity aroma. Develops into a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Well balanced. A marvellous beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2006
Cask at Black Friar, London. Dark golden with small creamy head. Fruity hops, tropical fruits, toasted-bread and light caramel in the aroma. Very fruity and strong hop flavor, still very balaced. Finishes fruity-bitter with some caramel and toasted bread notes. This pint is delicious and in perfect condition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6844) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2006
(Cask at Dog & Duck, Soho, London 23 Apr 2006) Amber colour, not much head. Nose is malty and fruity with grapefruit and oranges. Taste is initially malty, with fruitiness that builds into a nice hoppy, citrussy, dry, long finish. Beautiful, well balanced with a nice hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorqui (2127) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 22, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Cask at The Feathers (St. James’s - London).
Orange color clearly, much limpid and deprive of head. Bitter aroma, rather present but not much deciding. Much dry and smooth taste with notes of toasted malt and cortex. Bitter and medium alcoholic end, medium persistence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dbarf (8) - Lancaster, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2006 does not count
Lovely sweet-ish light bitter. Delicate. Why does anyone in England drink lager? I suppose it could be spoiled by bad keeping just as any other bitter - but i have had it in a glass or from a bottle many times and i would choose it over most beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4801) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2006
Jan Primus. Floral hoppy aroma. Clear, amber-golden coloured with a lasting, thin, white head. Taste is bitter, flowery, hoppy, bit fruity. Watery texture. Okay bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5648) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: APR 9, 2006 Cask, Jan Primus, Utrecht. Tap, Bow Bar Edinburgh. Malty aroma, lots of berries. Slightly sour, quite sweet taste, bit malty. Fairly bitter. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2011 1. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 06/03/2001 Golden coloured and initially bitter. Sweetness in the aftertaste. 2. Cask Handpump at the George & Dragon, Great Budworth 09/04/2001 Fruity aroma. Poured lively. 3. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 15/04/2001 Fruit and malt flavours. Sweet on the palate. 4. Cask Handpump at the Legh Arms, Acton Bridge 20/04/2001 Less malty than usual but decidedly sweeter on the palate. 5. Cask Handpump at Mr Thomas’ Victorian Chop House, Manchester 23/04/2001 Less sweet this time around, more malt flavour. 6. Cask Handpump at the Hanging Gate, Weaverham 29/05/2001 Fruity with a bitter aftertaste. 7. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 05/06/2001 Pale hoppy and smooth. 8. Cask Handpump at the Cross Keys, Knutsford 28/11/2003 Golden amber pale and hoppy with a crisp bitter lasting malt finish. 9. Cask Handpump at the George & Dragon, Great Budworth 01/06/2004 Golden coloured pale and hoppy. Slightly dry bitter creamy finish. 10. Cask Handpump at the George & Dragon, Great Budworth 16/11/2004 Golden coloured fruity and pale aromas. Slightly bitter lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2006
Cask @ The Eagle and Child, Oxford (summer ’05). Copper/amber color that was a little cloudy. Fruity aroma. Decent head that dissipated slowly and was white in color. Smooth and clean texture that was sweeter than other bitters, but still retained the bitterness. Included gentle hop and malt flavors, with fruity accent, almost peachy. Nice bitter aftertaste. This was my "last call" before departing, and it was tough work getting some. It has a following, so the well was dry on a few occasions beforehand. It was recommended by my friend who said it was the "champagne of beers," and I trust their assessment, but I sampled bitters that were equal, if not better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2006
Not quite sure it lives up to its impresive reputation but a very good bitter nonetheless. Flowery aroma, fruity malty taste with just the right bitterness.

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