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

bottled
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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Golden Promise malt; Styrian Goldings, Goldings and Fuggles hops; Oldham Brewery yeast.
First brewed in 1952 as a bottled beer called Competition Ale. Changed name to Landlord in 1953, and also launched 4.3% abv cask version which went on to win CAMRA Supreme Champion four times.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Got a slightly old bottle so it didn’t taste totally fresh but you could tell something good was behind it all. Not as malty at first as I thought and starts a little fizzy, smooths out and the various flavors hit you in different parts of the drink. I’d like to try the cask version. Serving: Bottle


4
radassace (332) - SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours copper/amber with a creamy off white head. Light carbonation. Nose is biscuit, bread, toffee, banana, dried fruits, grapefruit and orange peel. Light and very smooth mouth feel, touch buttery and oily feel too. Taste is toffee malt, buttered brown bread, Christmas dried fruits and a hoppy citrus rind finish. Dry and lasting bitterness. Much better than I thought, pleasantly surprised by this as I’ve walked past it for years !!

2.2
rakey () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 Bit thin on body, always tastes better on cask than bottle. Still has that nice caramel taste to it

3
luttonm (6273) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Bottle in London. From Tesco Express. Lacing thin soap foam, gray head. Pale brown orange. Sip is pale and cardboard. Light sweetness, some orange zest but it’s fairly bland and pale overall. Dull. Fair bitter, but boring.

3.7
nearbeer (5419) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2017
500 ml. industrial coded date stamp looks like it was bottled sometime in 2016. Pours a mostly clear orange-amber with a lasting film of cream. Aroma of toffee, toasted walnut, earthy/leafy hops and hints of apples and orange. Flavors of earthy bread, caramel and toasted nut, with some bitterish wooden hops in the finish. Light-medium body has smooth low-medium fizz and an easy drinking balance,

3.7
kraddel (8129) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2017
Blind tasting with Dr. beer. Pours clear, lighter amber. SRM Around 10, Carrot colored. No real head. Smell is onion, bit herbal. Mild creamy, Toasty grains. Taste is full, doughy, bit caramel. Very bready as well. Moderate bitterness. Nice bready, toasty aroma in the finish.

3.5
rich8880 (52) - - JUN 18, 2017
Golden appearance - nice carbonation. Aroma is dominated by dough / earthy smell with an undercurrent caramel malt. Lovely taste - beautiful bitter sweet. Medium bodied with a nice finish. Great beer.

3.7
JoTheO (208) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle 500ml. Clear copper with a thin but rather fluffy white head. Malty aroma, dry taste of biscuits. Increasing temperature adds pears and some sweetness. Pleasantly drinkable

3.7
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a burnt orange/copper color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that slid off fairly quick. Stringy soapy lace. The aroma had some estery sweet floral hops over top of buttered biscuits, somewhat cracker-like/touch of herbal. The flavor was moderately sweet pulling the malts in front to even the keel of the overall taste surrounding the hops. Aftertaste was quaint, somewhat malty, buttery and soapy. Finish was quick and malty. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt low but expected. ABV felt good. Overall, pretty good bitter with the diacetyl controlled enough to not be distracting. Probably be a good one for Americans to give a shit before delving into the world of Bitters.

3.9
Jabic (588) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Ar: Crispy bread, doughy and slightly toasted; peppery hops, with a little dark fruit and moss; slight butter and sweet cream. Ap: Copper and crystal clear; medium light tan head with good retention, leaving an elegant layer of bubbles, most small, some medium. T: Toast and red apple; some pineapple and coconut; savory maltiness, with hints of caramel but very little sweetness; hop flavor is herbal, a little grassy and mossy; touch of butter and cream. P: Medium body with medium carbonation; finish is dry. O: A fantastic bitter; full of malt flavor and British yeast character, with hints of butter and spice and a classic ester profile; hops are present and flavorful but do not distract from the deep, complex maltiness.

4
bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2017
500 ml bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear copper color with about an inch off-white head that stuck around for a while. There’s also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like dried fruit, candied oranges, caramel, and earthiness. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some floralness and bready malt flavors. Nice lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s smooth and easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. I think Landlord is a good, easy drinking English Pale Ale. I’d like to try this again in the future, definitely worth picking up. I liked it! $5.39 a bottle.


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