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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


WhiteStar's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WhiteStar (37) - Swindon, - MAR 17, 2005
Cask quite a few times now. Latest last night. Mmmm. Yep. This is a fine ael. I’ve 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MalcolmTucker (831) - SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Cask at Bennets. Peppery spice and biscuit maltiness. Very smooth and drinkable. For me this pretty much sets the benchmark for traditional bitters.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (76) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Cask at The Garden House, Durham, £3.75/pint. Pours mid-amber with thin white head. Aroma is lightly biscuity, woody and nutty. Opens with slight fruity sweetness before a long, bitter finish on a very smooth palate. Good. Justifiably has a great reputation and a great all-rounder, but there are definitely more exciting beers out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeevan (111) - SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2015
On Cask with a sea view at the Old Chain Pier, Trinity, Edinburgh. Looks good in the foreground of a stunning scene. Creamy head. Golden amber. Biscuity aroma. It is indeed a nice Bitter with good old fashioned bitter to malt sweetness ratio. Quaffable, smooth, nutty caramel. Not my favourite style but appreciated. Aye...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1739) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 31, 2015
Cervesa amb aroma lleuger, en boca predominen els tocs a caramel i galeta molt ben integrats. Cerveza con aroma ligero, en boca predominan los toques a caramelo y galleta muy bien integrados.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Better than the bottle. Golden body with medium head. Nose is hoppy, floral and grassy. Taste caramel, maltier and nutty. Gets more bitter and hoppier in the finish. Enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1747) - NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
From cask at The Vine Inn, Manchester, with KL and LH 08.05.15. Golden. Uneven and diminishing off-white head and lacing. Slightly fruity aroma of malt and pale caramel. Similar taste. Very moderate bitterness in aftertaste. Good drinkability, though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingvit (372) - - MAY 7, 2015
Aroma: caramel, milk, banana, yeast, citrus, lemongrass; Appearance: pale golden, minimal head; Taste: medium bitterness, slight sourness, slight sweetness; Palate: bitter finish, light body, watery texture, soft carbonation

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (290) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Come across this on tap in loads of local pubs around Rochdale and it never dissapoints looks good in the glass and enough hops and flavour to make it interesting a great session beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5494) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Lovely amber color with a thick white head. Solid lacing on the glass. Fruity and floral aroma. Flavor are mostly the same with a nice smooth toffee backbone. A mild and yet tasty pint.
[Cask at The Albion in Goldsmiths Row London, England]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1431) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2015
On tap. Straw color in the glass with a large froth of white foam. Light floral hops and sweet malt in the aroma. Taste is mostly sweet malt with some floral hops and bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice.


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