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

bottled
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RATINGS: 307   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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2300) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 28, 2013
Cask at the Fighting Cock, Bradford, September 2013. Bright gold with white head. Pumpkin seeds and jasmine aroma, very little butterish taste, a little burning and mildly bitter. Medium body, long, nettle-like finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OwainTurner (315) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
Half pint somewhere in London. Golden, slightly cloudy amber. Nice bitter sweet balance. Not an amazing beer, but easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Cask at Thomson’s. Pours golden yellow with good white head. Merest touch of carbonation. Aromas of bready malt and spicey hops. Some honey on the taste, but good balancing bitterness. Much better than the bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1876) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1845) - 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.

3.9
   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

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1599) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2704) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7797) - 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.

4.6
   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!


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