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Landlord Pale Ale - Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited

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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 57
Gots: 13 | 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:
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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 08-18-2002)
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Reviews by doktorhops:
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The more I drink English Pale Ales the more I become enamoured with their relative simplicity and charm. It is as such that I found Timothy Taylor and his smiling Landlord holding a pewter tankard of what one can only assume to be the fine beverage, and I hope to be as happy as that Landlord soon enough.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: This one presents itself with a clear amber body and a 1cm off-white head that stands fairly well, don't often see head on an EPA, it's a nice change of pace.

S: Floral hops, reminiscent of Fuggles if I'm not mistaken, abound with a mix of biscuit and caramel malts and an almost bread-like yeast thrown in for good measure.

T: Sweet upfront, slight buttery diacetyl with a chewy caramel malt middle followed by floral hops. Big flavours (as long as you drink it at the temperature prescribed on the back of the bottle) for what is essentially a mid-strength, in Australia anyway, beer. The malts begin to steal the show from the hops as it warms so bear that in mind.

M: Medium bodied with light carbonation, as a good EPA should be.

D: Calling it a "Strong Pale Ale" might garner some negative reaction from boutique beer drinking quarters, however one thing to remember is that compared to most EPA's this is strong in flavour. It's certainly not as subtle as many pull tap ales I've had in the UK, so in that respect "Strong Pale Ale" is befitting of this brew. The only points I would deduct is cost, again there are UK breweries that do decent (if not better) ales at a lower cost, e.g. Harviestoun and Hook Norton are two off the top of my head, otherwise a great EPA here.

Food match: This beer makes me think of the traditional English roast pork with gravy, crackling, Yorkshire pudding, peas and roast vegetables.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 09:30:57 | More by doktorhops
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Been a long time coming.

A clear copper with a dense, white head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing, this looks spectacular. The nose is awesome. A beautiful , bready, caramel, toffee note with burnt sugar, butterscotch, honey, minty hops, a little bit of earthy hops, this is fabulous stuff. The palate opens with a wonderful balance of flavors. A prominent bitterness, fresh, earthy, mildly minty and mildly resiny is coupled with a melange of malt flavors. Toffee, butterscotch, burnt sugar, honey, and a little cotton candy are all present. Drying and bitter on the finish, there's a lingering earthy bitterness that's spectacular. Medium light in body with moderate carbonation, a little higher than ideal, this beer feels great on the palate. A truly spectacular beer, I hope I get to try it fresh and on cask someday. Comes with highest recommendations.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

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3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

English pint bottle (date stamp L2306 08:41) poured into a Tulip Stout glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy copper. Thin off white head with some islands of lacing which eventually all died back to nothing by the end of the glass.

Smell: Floral, light metallic note, herbal/leafy hops.

Taste: Tea-like English bitter hops, nutty, hint of butter, hint of citrus and bergamot in the hops as well as the beer approaches room temp.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation with some definite spiciness on the tongue that isn't carbonation. Just slightly thicker than water.

Overall / Drinkability: I suspect this beer would be far better on cask and fresh. I suspect it is past its prime by the time I got to it. Still, a full flavor English Pale Ale which I suspect would be amazing on cask. One bottle though in this case is enough for me. Went well enough with food (BLT, salad) but otherwise I view the overall experience as just ok. Drinkability was such that I finished it, but I'm not wanting another.

Serving type: bottle

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4.44/5  rDev +8%
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a 500ml bottle enjoyed chilled in a half pint glass.

The color is golden amber with gently hazed honey-like look and very thick frothy light beige cream fine bead and good retention throughout.
The smell has a lot of aroma from gentle herble hops with yeast that has light pear and sweet malt with mild caramel aroma and slight mineral accent from the yeast with a nice spice ester to augment.
The feel is light with malt up front and slight diacetyl smooths the gentle spice and medium high carbonation with a moderate amount of bitterness with semi-dry light sweet finish.

The taste is malt influenced with light sweetness and breadiness that leads to light herbal flavor from hops with light apple and pear from the yeast in the middle with hops that have a spiciness which accents the breadiness from the yeast and malt. The malt flavor also has a mild amount of caramel which blends well with the fruitiness in the yeast and contributes a slight sweet taste after the swallow. Overall I loved this -probably the best in this style of English Pale I have taste. I like the complexity for such a small beer -drinkability and worth repeated tastes, excellent flavor which is good for being a bottled English Pale.

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Light to medium texture but smooth.

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Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
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