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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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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3.4
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Pours amber with off-white head. Aroma is hoppy / citrus / sulphur. Taste is earthy / caramel / slightly metallic although pretty drinkable.

3.9
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 5     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 1   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 1   Lacing : 1
Aroma:
Intensity : 3  
Yeast : 2   Bread : 2   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 3   Biscuity : 2   Hay : XX   Toasty : 2   Caramel : XX   Nuts : 2   Honey : XX   Cereals : XX   Grainy : XX
Hops : 4   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Spicy : 1   Floral : 3   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : 3   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : 2   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 4   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : 3   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Headless, but very tight beer, mineral, firmly bitter, refreshing acid and dry. Excellent.

3.8
HogTownHarry (7062) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
Cask. At The Duke of Wellington on The Strand, Covent Garden, London. Clear, pale amber, with an average off-white head. Slightly pungent, funky herbal hop aroma backed by grainy-wheaty malt. The taste is low-level bitter herbal hops, slightly acidic, with a long grainy finish. The body’s nice and chewy, solid astringency, very soft yet complex mouthfeel. Excellent - much more interesting than many bitters, I loved that acidity.

2.9
rlgk (18851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(Cask at Tennents Bar, Glasgow, the day after RBESG 2007) Golden color, small head. Quite weak aroma. Hoppy, grassy flavor with some fruits.

3.4
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2007
[email protected] Chamberlain. Dark amber colour with mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, hoppy, earthy and slightly caramelly. Flavour is hoppy, fruity, quite grassy and caramelly. Pleasant one.

2.8
rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2007
Cask conditioned at Tennent’s Bar, Glasgow. Clear golden colour. Bit eggy and light sweet malty with good flavouring hops and medium bitterness.

2.8
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Cask at The Priory Arms, Stockwell. In appearance, aroma and flavour, very much a classic bitter - simple, balanced beer. A bit of woodiness to the flavour but this didn’t taste like a beer that’s been supreme British champion four times. Looking down the comments, it seems that it can vary from average to sublime - I must have caught it at the former.

3.4
davegore (223) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2007
Cask at the Stanley Arms in Aughton. I can’t remember ever having a bad pint of this beer Pours clear and golden, crisp taste in the mouth, hoppy with hints of citrus.

3.8
blankboy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2007
Cask at Hale’s 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!

2.8
Embrouille (2854) - 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.


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