overall
88
100
style
Brewed by Timothy Taylor
Style: Bitter
Keighley, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.

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3.2
ladnewton (2075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2009
Permanent cask at the Star, Highgate, London on 18/07/09. Amber colour with limited off-white head that dies halfway down the pint glass. Sweaty yeast on the nose. Moderate hoppiness is partly rivalled by caramelly malt. Quite a dry finish on a pleasant mouthfeel. Natural soft carbonation. The beer felt as though it was served a degree or two below design temperature.

3.7
dy (1) - Maidstone, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2009 does not count
Best drunk locally in Yorkshire where the flavour of the fresh ale is excellent

3.6
aaronbr (195) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Got this one at a pub at the South end of the Blackfriars Bridge on the Thames in London. A cloudy pumpkin orange with a nice, clean aroma. Creamy on the mouth, like I’m coming to expect of cask ales. Very typical, good beer, with a nice bitterness on the finish.

2.9
maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Cask ale @ the Black Friar. Deep orangey gold… a long cascade focuses into a cirrus head and phenomenal lace veil. Gentle aromas of lemon, musty hay, and sulfur. Subdued estery/buttery flavor with a grassy Golding twag. Light but smooth… I might even say a rich mouthfeel. Very restrained and "plain" all around. Did not live up to hype and expectations; I have to admit I struggled to enjoy it.

3.1
Bullit (4825) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Cask @ Bow Bar. Amber colour, white head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity. Flavour is hoppy, malty and fruity. Slightly bitter finish. Worth a rerate.

3.6
evergreen0199 (3570) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2009
Cask at The Harp, London. This ale is always on top form at The Harp. Lingering bitterness and of course plenty of hops. Dangerously drinkable ale.

3.7
JoeinDahlem (1604) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 1, 2009
Cask at the Gunmakers in Clerkenwell. Citrus nose like soft grapefruit carries through, adding zest to a moderately bitter backdrop. Incredibly quaffable and really hits the spot. Was unable to resist the urge to have several more in a row.

3.1
Gary (2094) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2009 Not in the best condition but it was St Patricks day . Was a bit underwhelmed by this of cask.Not as hoppy or aromatic as ive heard.Ive liked the bottled version since first sample six years ago.Still pretty good despite these flaws.

3.5
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2009
(pint from handpump at the Cock Inn in Diss, Norfolk) Appearance was of medium golden with a good murky white head. Smell wasn’t too powerful but a hint of malt and nice hops. Feels well balanced in the mouth, not overly smooth but full with a good lingering aftertaste. Tastes of floral hops with a delicate sweetness, and a bitterness that isn’t overbearing. A somehow refreshingl, delicate, but full pint. In many pubs and actually one of the better bitters for it’s ABV out there. Usually first port of call if there is nothing else special. Very nice.

3.5
jgb9348 (6590) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Nice golden/amber coloured body with a tannish head. Aroma of fresh hops, a bit of malt and a light amount of sweet caramel. Light-bodied; Very mild flavour with some malt and hops coming through, as well as some alcohol. Aftertaste shows light hops, flowers and a tiny bit of alcohol. Overall, a pretty good bitter - light, but showing good character. I sampled this beer on draught purchased at the York in Islington, London, England on 30-November-2008.


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