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


on tap

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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1414) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
cask@national brewery centre, burton. Golden amber beer with a medium head and very good lacing. Aroma is bready and yeast. Taste is bready, malts, some pepper and bittering hops. Very good solid bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1282) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2013
cask@Taylors in Streatham, London - Amber/bronze pour with white head. Sweet malty light caramel base, with some slight hopping on the palate. Drunk this many times in different places and never has a bad pint of this. Classic bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielFullard (24) - Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Classic ale....tasty, good lasting taste, full Bodied. Worthy of its status

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1312) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
One of the best bitters I've had. Lots of flavor and aroma of sweet malt. Orange/yellow little head but nice lacing. Had at the Blue Posts in London.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2487) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Cask at the Mug House, Bewdley. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is creamy, bready malt with a touch of banana from the hops. Taste has lots of bready malt and toast with a strong bitter finish. Touch if sulphur. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This super smooth, quintessential Bitter marries leafy, peppery hops to honeyed, lightly caramelized malts for an impeccable pint.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sticky head of foam covers the clear amber, lacing beautifully.
-Drinkability is very high.
-The nose could be better developed, in my tastes anyway.
-The leafy hop bitterness is long lasting.
-A subtle orange-y fruitiness gives the flavour profile more depth.
-A mineral touch is found in the nose (not nearly as intense as the one I had gotten in the bottled version).

On cask at The White Horse, Oxford.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ralphie123 (1) - - JUN 22, 2013 does not count
The best bitter I have ever tasted, beautiful hoppy finish and lingering maltiness. But the head disappears a bit too quickly in this Cambridgeshire pub; it just doesn’t travel too well outside Yorkshire!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Feathers (1) - - JUN 22, 2013 does not count
Lovely hop taste and lasting aftertaste that leaves you wanting more. I wanted a second pint after just one mouthful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (360) - - MAY 24, 2013
On cask. Pours a cloudy amber. Beautiful balanced palate with medium bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1840) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2013
[cask, the Woolpack Inn, York] Clear golden pour in York’s newest pub that has all TT beers on at once – a great resource for a ticker. However, after a half of this and the Golden Mild, I left. Overly sweet, creamy, biscuity hay-like aftertaste, very little flavour. Disappointed [17052013]

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