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Landlord Pale Ale - Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited

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Landlord Pale AleLandlord Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

322 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 66
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 08-18-2002)
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Reviews by Stephen63:
Photo of Stephen63
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Light amber with creamy head that lasted a good way down the pint.

S - Hoppy, fruity and flowery aromas.

T - Very pleasant and consistent with the nose, a nice summer drink.

M - Light and velvety.

D - Strength is good for a session beer and this is a very pleasant drink that you could stick with for an evening.

Good example of a pale ale.

Stephen63, Jul 08, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't get to excited about trying a 4% English ale often but I was glad to get my hands on some Landlord today.Poured into imperial nonic a clear rich brass color with well defined one finger white head that left spotty lacing as it settled.Sweet biscuit malt mixed with fruity esters,a noticable iron element as well to to good a English pale.A great creamy feel to the beer,I can only imagine this on cask whooo!sweetish biscuit flavors with fruity tones on the palate with a decent herbal green hopped finish.This beer is worthy of the awards it has one,I would drink this all night,I may never try this other than out of the bottle wich is a shame.

oberon, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

tbryan5, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

FadetoBock, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Weizenmensch
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I just bought a case of these, expensive as they are in Australia, for the very reason that they were fresh (i.e. had been delivered that day) and I wanted to know if it's shelf life in Australian bottle shops that causes the difference in taste of this ale between Yorkshire and Australia, or if it's the shipping.

Conclusive result: it's the waves shaking up the bottles that give this beer its deeper, more harshly bitter hop taste after it's travelled a long way from Keighley.

I've reviewed this many times before, on and off BA. All I'm going to say this time is that this is still my world-favourite beer, but anyone who doesn't like it hasn't consumed it in England. The closer you get to the brewery, the better it gets.

Pity it doesn't travel that well... but it's still great.

Weizenmensch, Jun 26, 2007
Photo of innominat
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

innominat, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of trics90
4/5  rDev -2.4%

trics90, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of fionn13
4/5  rDev -2.4%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2012. A classic Yorkshire ale.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear orange-amber colour with good carbonation. Forms a large head of frothy off-white foam that hangs around for a couple of minutes before subsiding. Aroma of grainy caramel malt with notes of yeast, faint leafy hops and a distinct whiff of diacetyl.

Tastes of caramel malt with a mild bitter finish. A dominant note of buttery diacetyl, along with hints of grain, toffee, dry yeast and subtle aromatic hops. Quite dry, with a stewed hop bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, but rather astringent. Dries the palate. Aftertaste of bitter caramel malt and diacetyl.

OK, if not amazing. I've had this on cask before and remember it being better. The diacetyl hit certainly detracts from the character. Otherwise, it's well balanced and drinkable. Worth sampling (on cask if possible).

jazzyjeff13, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of dwren89
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this one in England from the bottle, but poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: orange-gold, very little head, disappated quickly, hazy
Aroma: caramel malt, hoppy, strong hop esters,
Taste: very hop forward for an English Pale Ale, subtle malt background with bitter hop punch, caramel taste,
Mouthfeel: prickly carbonation, average finish,

Overall: This is a great English Pale Ale, but actually verges closer to the American style of pale ales because of how hop forward it is. Most English pale ales are more balanced and earthy, but this one definitely has bitter hops shining through more than anything. The slight caramel hints from the malt help to round out the bitter hop punch, making this a tasty brew that falls somewhere between the English and American pale ale style.

dwren89, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Superb session ale indeed!!!! Make sure you let it warm up a bit if you store it in your fridge, the zesty hop bitterness in particular really starts to develop as it warms, extremely tasty brew, satisfying bitterness, excellent!!!!

rastaman, Sep 26, 2002
Photo of Brenden
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Landlord looks to have strong character and a sturdy bill overall. It's a thick, deeply hazed copper-bronze color. The yellow-tinted head is strong, rising over one finger and staying for the entire session as a heavy 3/4 finger that leaves very good deposits of lacing.
The nose is earthy and nutty with mineral notes and a noble hops presence in more earthiness and a very much herbal and spicy profile.
The taste follows suit in the profile, though it has more strength, and the focus is balance. Being an English style, I have to remember not to expect a beastly-hopped beer, not to mention that it's a pale ale, not an IPA. As such, it succeeds. Toasty and earthy malts mingle well with herbal and earthy/mineral hops bitterness for an extremely sessionable beer. My only issue is the slightly metallic note offers a strange sweetness.
The medium body leans light, and it actually goes smooth rather than relying on being heavily carbonated or bitingly crisp. Crispness is there, of course, but it does lack bite a touch in the beginning; this improves a lot as the session goes on. Just a little bit of chalky dryness comes into the finish.

Brenden, May 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

RichardMNixon, Jul 21, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, with one ruddy looking fellow on the label. Everything about this just screams out 'English', and 'public house'. That, and calling a 4.1% ABV offering, um, 'strong'.

This beer pours a crystal clear, medium bronzed amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, cushiony, and mildly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some decent dripping paint splatter lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of punchy grainy, biscuity pale malt, a touch of bready caramel, a subtle drupe fruitiness, and crackling herbal, leafy hops. Very ESB-like, thus far. The taste is more biscuity, grainy pale malt, with a certain warming spiciness, almost rye-like in character, a hint of fresh tobacco, warm lemon juice, and earthy, floral, and herbal hops.

The bubbles are a tad frisky, but generally easy enough to get along with, the body on the good side of medium-light weight, and smooth amongst a low-key tackiness. It finishes off-dry, barely as that spicy, biscuity character just seems to carry on and on, to the overall delight of this crowd.

A heck of an enjoyable version of the style, the peppiness of the decidedly un-American hops taking this thing all the way through, complex flavours abounding. And with the rather low ABV, this is obviously the definition of a session-worthy brew, the kind you hope to keep seeing reappear on the well-kept bar in front of you. Sigh.

biboergosum, Sep 16, 2013
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4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

when well kept, the standard for Northern bitter.

fluffy, paper white foam over hazy brass

yeast, hops, touch of malt on nose

hops throughout, fine malt backbone, creamy yeast

just a slight touch thin

drink this one all day, all night

to know a beer is to drink 5 a day for 5 days. landlord makes a strong case for a sixth day

bittergreg, Dec 11, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Ciocanelu, Saturday at 08:44 PM
Photo of sfprint
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Exp: 4/2013
A: a soda like rose.
S: grapefruit.
T: Grapefruit beer! But real grapefruit. Rather delicious but doesn't really remind me of a pale ale.
M: Sharper than most sodas, a nice crispness.
O: Really nice, very easy to drink. A perfect summer beer.

sfprint, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask in London. Not quite the complex beer I was hoping for, but still a fine session ale. Appear a hazy amber with a short white head. The taste is a more typical sweet caramel malts with sugar candy. The aroma is the real treat here with a mix of toast, toffee, and lemon rind. Certainly worth a try.

tempest, Apr 14, 2009
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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear with a nice low head. Nice hop aroma - floral and fresh earth. Cannot detect underlying malt.

Bitterness is light but assertive, complementing a nice fruity sweetness and some light malt flavour with no caramel. Bitterness and hop flavour dominate overall. Medium-bodied, carbonation ok but perhaps faintly high for the style. A good clean finish.

Overall definitely re-drinkable, bitterness shines through without threatening to become fatiguing on the palate. Perhaps a trifle more malt would have improved it.

goodbyesoberday, Aug 24, 2006
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Seaba, Mar 01, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Clear, tawny-gold bronze in hue, the liquid is classic looking. Slightly off-white head, at the zenith the foam was two-fingers in height. Damn this head is sticky! It slowly faded to a frothy cap, clumpy in spots. A thinner cap lasted the entire consumption, which is outstanding. The subsequent lacing was widespread, chunky in spots, unorganized but beautiful. This is a damn good looking pint!

The nose has a light tea aroma and a fair amount of butter and caramel. Light toasty maltiness too, softly woody, some hay notes, and a kiss of orchard. Firm potency, I can easily smell the nuances of this beer. Honestly, I was expecting more. It is the embodiment of a British Pale Ale, no doubt. I thought there would be a crisper hoppy aroma. My disappointment is minimal as the bouquet is well-rounded and inviting. That is all that matters.

I really like the palate. A Saaz hop bite really hits the back of the throat, it is an eye-opener. Whoa. I wasn’t expecting this based on the nose, I’m glad this beer had it in her. Spicy at the finish and sweet at the start; in the middle is a medley of hay, wood, grain, caramel, butter, dried orange peel, bread, crackers, and a vague fruity vibe way in the distance. There is plenty going on here, I understand the praise this beer gets. I can only imagine how much better this beer would be on cask. I just dirtied my shorts with that thought. The biting finish cuts the aftertaste short but that just makes me want to take another sip. This is a damn fine EPA.

Medium in body, it is a firm medium though, I like it. It isn’t fat, it is stiff. Hard carbonation; the mouthfeel fits this beer faultlessly. Stupendous!

This beer has really grown on me. I liked it. Then I really liked it. By the end, I loved it. My word… this is one tasty beer. It is the complete package, IMO. It is very flavorful, easy to drink, and low in alcohol. This is a session beer; it is the definition of a session beer, in fact. Check the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of Landlord. This is a great beer, simple as that. My sample arrived fresh from England via Howard and Lynne, thank you so much for providing me the opportunity to enjoy this beer. Highly recommended!

bditty187, Sep 19, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

nick_asian, Oct 29, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a bright and clear copper, with a very large and incredibly thick white head that lasts forever and leaves gobs of thick lacing. Perhaps the thickest head I've ever come across on an English Pale, helped by lots of effervescent carbonation billowing up from the bottom of the glass. Smell is quite hoppy for a British beer. Clean and oily Saaz hops abound, floral and citrusy, with a tropical fruity note and a hint of butter as well. The hops are definitely the first thing you notice about the taste too, but it's perfectly balanced by a rich and complex malt profile with lots of fruitiness and a slight diacetyl note that lends it a rounded smoothness and keeps it from becoming an IPA. Slick and crisp mouthfeel, with plenty of body, and fantastic drinkability make this the ideal session ale. I can't decide whether I prefer this to Fuller's London Pride, but I know that it's one of my all-time favourites. If I had a regular source for this at a reasonable price I've no doubt it would become a frequently revisited friend. As is I'll make do with what I can get, and be grateful for it.

Mandrake, Aug 25, 2006
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4.65/5  rDev +13.4%

robotiks, Yesterday at 02:40 PM
Photo of Treyliff
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, poured into an imperial pint glass

A- pours a dark golden amber color with a small foamy white head that retains nicely long after the pour, leaving some short lasting lace behind

S- subtle but complex floral and fruity hop aromas up front, underlying malt gives aromas of biscuit and caramel, with notes of bread and toasted nuts. It finishes woodsy with an herbal tea aroma, quite complex

T- big malty bill up front with highlights of caramel and toasted bread crust, there's a nice nuttiness that kicks in mid-palate with some earthy tobacco and herbal tea, fruity and floral hop bitterness on a dry finish

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- by far the best English Pale that I've had, nice balance of bready caramel malt with herbal and floral hop, I can see why this is considered the standard

Treyliff, Aug 09, 2014
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Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
91 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.