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

bottled
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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fr21555 (4) - USA - MAY 6, 2005 does not count
Excellent ale, one of my favorites when in the UK. Wonderful hoppy finish and nice body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2005
Cask@a handfull of places, can vary to be sure, but when its on form its easily one of the best of the more available cask ales, beautiful fruity, hoppy bitter, nice fresh hoppy stuff (if on form).

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WhiteStar (37) - Swindon, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2005
Cask quite a few times now. Latest last night. Mmmm. Yep. This is a fine ael. Iíve not always had it in best condition, but when it is it is a blinder. Plays nicely. It shoots and it scores. OK. Citric head on a grainy base. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2005
[cask in London] Almost clear, brownish-orange with a creamy and bubbly head that appears to climb the sides of the glass. It was hard to get a good whiff of this beer in the smokey bar, but there definitely was some english hops in there and to too much malt. The flavour was really hoppy and had some toffee malt that wasnít enough to balance the hops. Finish was quite bitter and ligering, but not astringent. Medium body and low carbonatoin.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5174) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014
Aug, 2003 Hoy & Helmet, Benfleet, Essex. Delightful old ramshackle inn built on the site of the Battle of Benfleet. Beer in very good condition. Slightly sweet with a delightful floral citric dance - not too harsh, just enough to tingle and excite. Sweet citric aroma. More like an American Pale Ale than a British Bitter. [3.7]
Aug 2004: The Trusted Servant, New Forest. Pale orange gold colour. Dusty citric notes. Mmmm. Fresh and delicate. When on form and in good condition this beer seriously rocks! [3.7]
Feb, 2005: Dog & Duck, Soho. This is the famous Landlord pub where Madonna and Guy Richie hang out. Four handpumps (one for each Supreme Championship) serving only Landlord. Nice. [3.8]
Feb, 2008 White Horse, Oxford. Buttery and slips down nice. Lacks the citric high notes I associate with Landlord, but good all the same. [3.4]
Jan, 2014 The Audley, Mayfair. Darker and more ordinary than I remember it, Drier, and with more old fashioned robust hop notes, Felt more like Bombardier than Landlord. Drinkable, but not the bright beer I was looking for. [2.9]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Cask @ The Hope next to Pollocks toy museum and at the White Horse in SOHO. Overall the best bitter in my london cask tastings. Nice heft and flavor. Good bitterness. Very balanced. A great session beer. Wish I could get it at home.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2004
Cask at Morley Hayes Golf Club, Derby. Amber body, tight white head, probably the best bitter palate Iíve had, so well balanced and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Cask: Clear orangey amber hue.Fruity malt, tae aroma. Good mix on the palate, sweet fruity (almost jammy), strong prickly bitter bite, balances out well in the aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theboyollie (5) - St Mellons, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2004 does not count
Superb! Perfect at any time of day with any type of food ar jusat on its own whilst you are sat next a log fire in a small pub in the middle of the English Lake District.....mmmmmmmm.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5178) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Cask at the Old Bell in London. Browned amber body. Nose has some sulphur in it with a hoppy backbone. Yep, some rotten egg smell in there. Taste is hops with mild malt. Some oiliness and bitterness on the palate with faint carbonation feel. Finish is bitter with mild malt notes coming through around the edges.


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