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


on tap

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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7637) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2007
Cask at Hales Pub, Harrogate. Pours a great-looking clear gold with an average size mostly-lasting creamy white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Mild aroma of sweet malt, fruit and hops. Slightly mild but tasty flavour of sweet malt, fruit and hops with a decent bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Great stuff, an excellent session Bitter!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Embrouille (2848) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 17, 2007
Draught at various pubs in London. A fully golden brown beer with a whitish head. The nose is of hops and caramel. Rather earthy with some sulphur. The taste is mainly of marmite. Earthy. The mouthfeel wasn t impressive at all. The beer left a beautiful lacing. Decently hoppy with a bitter finish. This bitter lacks in power.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatPhil (15801) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2007). Ginger and citrus in perfect balance. Very long lasting hoppy bitter aftertaste, which is most welcome.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (23891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
Light amber, light spicy hop, smooth light malt with a light spicy bitter linger , very juicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
[CASK: The Metropolitan, West Didsbury, Manchester 04/08/06] A very pleasing taste, quite light and sweet. Pale and easy drinking. Citrus taste makes it undistandable why its Marilyn Monroes favorie pints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (8519) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2007
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 Cask conditioned at the Victoria, Clifton Lido, Bristol 15/4/07. This pint was served in an excellent state of quality, hence the rating. Golden with thin, lacy head. Plenty of hops and elderflowers in the aroma. Excellent bitter flavour with a hint of biscuity malt in the finish. One of the UKs best and far better than the bottled version [4.0]. Re-rate 2011 at the Mall, Clifton, Bristol. Far sweeter than I remembered, with some toffee notes and less crisp malts, Nothing special [3.2]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 cask @ the blue eye maid, se1. Gold with thin white head. Thick lace. Fruity hop aroma. Taste of hops, lemongrass, oak and malts with hints of fruit. Long bitter finish of lemon rind with light spice. (5,3, 7, 3, 14)
Re-Rate from The Water Poet, Spitalfields.
Ive heard this is one of those beers thats easy to come by but not always in the best condition. I have to consider myself lucky as Ive had several good uns. Opaque gold with a thin white head. Nose of tropical fruits, hops, orange and malt in the distance. Fresh grassy hops, much like lemongrass, balanced with a nice well rounded malt edge and a dry finish. Went down a treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask @ Planet Thanet. So often average but wow when it is on song it is superb. Lovely dark golden colour with a creamy head. Looks like you would image the perfect bitter to look. Aroma is perfect mellow hops with some very slight sweetness just giving it a bit of an edge and it is capped off with beautiful notes of almond and marzipan. All the above comes through in the flavour too but it comes with some lovely citric lemon and grapefruit notes and some more sugar and cream. Amazing vanillary hit with a gradually bittering and lengthy hoppy finish. Palate is spot on. Great beer. It must be said what a great festival too...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14966) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
At The Black Friar. Light citrus aroma. Amber gold color with a temporary white head that laced. Fresh fruity taste backed by citrus. There is malt, and though there is a light balance of hop in the finish, there seems a bit more malt than hop there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAR 21, 2007
On tap at The Horniman at Hays, A nice and full chewy body with a light and refresing balance of hops and malts. Nice and smooth going down with a likeable bitter aftertaste. It went very nicely with my shepards pie.

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