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Landlord Pale Ale - Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited

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Landlord Pale AleLandlord Pale Ale

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Ratings: 281
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 08-18-2002)
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Photo of Yojimbo1941


5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Lovely copper color with amber hues and white head.

S - Caramel malt with earthy hop undertones. Sticky, honeyed aroma carries into a slight buttery/diacetyl wave. Hint of butterscotch.

T - Very even and pleasant flavor. Medium-heavy malt and biscuit with some more honey. Light citrus hop flavor which gains momentum with each sip. Reminds me of a British mild in some ways but lighter and more refreshing. Bitterness on the back end, but in a very relaxing way.

M - Medium. Slightly sticky, coats the tongue a bit, carbonation is perfect for the beer.

O - This is an absolutely stellar beer. Definitely an under-heralded British pale ale. I would Yakuza my pinkie for the recipe.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 21:44:15 | More by Yojimbo1941
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

01-30-2012 05:40:32 | More by slimntubbs
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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.7%

09-25-2013 01:07:38 | More by herrburgess
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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-27-2011 15:32:01 | More by Rochefort10nh
Photo of Cresant


4.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured this 500mL brown bottle into a nonic. Best before May 08.The body was a clear, light copper color. The beige head lasted a typical length then faded to a film. Sparse, random bubbles of carbonation rose to the surface. Minimal lacing remained.

Smell was earthy and malty. Rather underwhelming at first but later blossomed fully (it was difficult to let it warm because the beer was so compelling). Floral and mildly sweet. Fresh and outdoor clean.

Taste was earthy, rspy hops (Saaz?) Hints of black tea. Spicy, leafy hops flavors. Tasty bitterness with a parching finish. Malts are present but understated. Nice, almost balanced construction. Beautiful.

Mouthfeel was wonderfully prickly. More texture than I had anticipated in a British Pale Ale. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2007 20:13:09 | More by Cresant
Photo of Offa


4.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a classic example of a wonderful English pale ale/bitter that packs in a lot of character and complexity into a beer of relatively low alcohol, in a manner that is all too rare. This shows that one does not need a high alcohol content to have huge complexity and flavor.

Bright, pale copper, it has a very big off-white head slowly shrinking to a thin, lasting foamy top and some very nice lace. It looks beautiful.

Aroma is wonderful caramelized bread crust, hints of earthy wood and dry leaves, yeasty juiciness, some ripe apples and herbs. Overall, it has many “field” aromas.

Taste is similar, wonderful crisp firm juiciness and spicy-herbal-flowery herb/wildflower hop bitterness, with underlying caramelly maltiness of toasty grain that lingers, and some apple bread. It is beautifully balanced, lively, engaging, and outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 07:01:41 | More by Offa
Photo of bittergreg


4.9/5  rDev +19.2%
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

Serving type: cask

12-11-2010 05:47:12 | More by bittergreg
Photo of falcozappa


4.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It is presented in a pint glass with a chestnut colour and a creamy white head. It takes a little time to settle, as it should. A very nutty aroma, rounded out with some malts. Although there are very minimal hop flavours in the front (a little bit of hay on the finish), the overall mild, malty flavour make this a king amongst session beverages.

This is probably my all-time favourite beer, even though EPAs are no longer my favourite beer style. I must admit that maybe some local bias informs my opinion here.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2011 19:46:33 | More by falcozappa
Photo of Hawkfish


4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had more than a few pints when I was in London.

Simply, the best English pale out there. THE standard.

Amber color. Great lacing.

Biscuits, stone fruits, nutty maltiness, earthy Fuggles and Goldings hops.

Medium body, perfect balance of hops and malt.

Serving type: cask

09-10-2011 04:11:54 | More by Hawkfish
Photo of francisweizen


4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-Cask at the Bow Bar in Edinburgh. This was "reet on-form" Darren, I can assure you, but I would still like to try it in it's natural habitat (Keighley, West Yorkshire), to see if it really is "jus' dat much better dere'! A dark golden/orange/glowing pumpkin looking brew with a modest head for a cask ale that leaves patchy lacing all over my IMPERIAL:-) Pint glass! Aromas are very "tea-like" and oh-so British, with the saaz aroma hitting my nostrils hard up front, leading into a lovely warm-bread maltiness and a slightly dry floral, fruity hop finish. Very nice. Taste is zesty and hoppy up front with some nice citrus flavors that melt into a bready malt flavor that leads into a hoppy, dry, zesty and slightly bitter finish. Yum. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium bodied, and just oh-so-right, drinkability is ridiculous. I can have QUITE a few of these if push comes to shove! Yes yes, it is as good as they say it is. One of the best English Pale Ales that I have ever imbibided, and certainly worthy of it's hype! One of the best cask ales going, like for sure dude, sha-mown! Darren, when are you taking me to West Yorkshire. I'm free this weekend!

Serving type: cask

11-18-2004 08:15:27 | More by francisweizen
Photo of ToneControl

United Kingdom (England)

4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The best bottled approximation of real english Cask-conditioned ale that I have ever tasted.
It has a lovely malty smell as well as the above-average hop content. The head forms proper deep shapes, unlike typical "foams".

Occasionally, even properly chilled bottles overflow on opening, so be ready. I had a few "sour" bottles once, but 98% of the time, this has been the best buy I can find in the bitter style.

I like to pour it into the glass, to lose some of the fizz - it then tastes more like cask beer. Also - do not drink this beer too chilled - I think about 11 C is correct.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2003 23:31:45 | More by ToneControl
Photo of joecast


4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

finally reviewing this again. loved it the first time, but havent seen a bottle around here for ages. this one is bb 8/09 500ml and 4.5%abv

clear copper appearance with lots of tiny bubbles streaming up through the beer. big frothy white head with heaps of lacing and incredible retention.

big sweet malty aroma. lots of floral hops too. pretty intense aroma, maybe a bit too much (i cant believe i just typed that). the two main components seem to be competing a little too much with neither really coming through clearly.

perfect balance of malt and hop flavor with a nice hit of bitterness to cleanse the palate. very flavorful yet refreshing at the same time. really dont know what else to say about the flavor, its just (imo) perfect for the style. they say snpa is the standard for an american pale ale. well, this is my epa standard.

ahh. im so glad they bottle this beer, i can just imagine how good it would be on cask. after nearly five years since my first tatse, i really savored this and it lived up to, if not exceeded, my memory.

---from my 2004 review---
i dont see this often (except my homebrew ipa), but a small head starts forming in the bottle as soon as the cap is popped.
pours clear amber in color with a smallish foamy white head.
good, full sweet hop aroma.
great balance of malt and hop flavors with a nice finishing bitterness. seriously easy to drink this stuff...

and before you know it, its gone!! damn, wish i had taken better notes on this stuff, but its just too good to put down.
cant find anything bad to write about it as it has just about everything it should (great look, smell, taste), and nothing it shouldnt. so go get one, sit back, and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2009 09:18:19 | More by joecast
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United Kingdom (England)

4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Brought a bottle out to Korea with me to drink on Christmas day.

A: Pale copper, a bit on the pallid side. Large off white head which is firm, not creamy.

S: Nothing but woody spice.

T: Woody spice, honey and a touch of caramel balanced with satisfying bitterness. The bubbles disperse on the tongue and release a lovely snap of tart bitterness. In the finish there's a soft touch of white bread, subtle citrus and some tea leaves. It's just on the right side of dry and it's perfectly balanced on the whole.

M: Spot on. A slight creaminess brought round with lively carbonation.

O: I love that in England I can grab one of these from my local cornershop for under a couple of quid. This, along with Fuller's ESB, is an exemplar of English ale, not that Newkie Brown bollocks! Recommended with a ploughman's lunch in a pub.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 06:05:29 | More by Hoppsbabo
Photo of smakawhat


4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a 10oz pint glass at Churchkey DC.

Head on the pour is really fluffy and white, growing large but in control. As it settles it clumps and leaves giant valleys and hills glancing up on the glass. Major clinging thick lacing, that sits on top of a gorgeous crystal clear amber orange to ruby red body. Looks just great with some slow rising tiny carbonation.

Nose is a wonderful toasty spice brown. Hints of sweet clove and cinnamon. Dry malts and a sense of crispness mixing in with nutmeg. A nutty dense character takes over, and some hiding fruit esters.

Mouthfeel is alright, missing silkiness, but perhaps that wouldn't fit this style, regardless the palate just explodes. Mild cream at first with some mild brown sugar. Hop tea finish, crisp malt and cracker strangely mix with also a sweet soft graham and also a faint dry hop sense, and some grainyness. Finish lingers, every taste gets a turn.

This beer feels incredibly large, yet in control. It's wonderfully balanced between hop, malt, sweetness, bitterness. At 4.1% the beer even seems larger than you would expect. This is a brew I feel I could just drink all night and not care for anything else. Fantastic stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 01:53:13 | More by smakawhat
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Ontario (Canada)

4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this pint pulled for me several times on a recent trip to England. Best pint was at the Blue Bell in York.

A: Bog standard Pale Ale appearance. head is exceptionally whispy and laces well. Color is deep straw.

S: Just exceptionally balanced here. A little stone/hearth a little hops, a little sweetness, a little mushroom and a little light fruit.

T: So understated, yet flavorful and bold. The perfect social pint.

M: Nice and smooth, a little dry, but sweet center

Overall, Having this on cask for the first time was an exciting beer moment.

I wish the bottled version was good, but it is sadly lacking. It's not even bottle conditioned.

Serving type: cask

09-11-2011 00:59:08 | More by uno99
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

03-01-2013 14:21:34 | More by Seaba
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-11-2013 18:57:19 | More by TomRB
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

03-12-2014 05:15:26 | More by gherkinhammer
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

08-27-2012 07:41:00 | More by MEP
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United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

11-25-2013 20:06:15 | More by WGO
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

02-04-2013 01:42:09 | More by jbenson8774
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

06-19-2014 18:49:10 | More by Wobbly
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Clear, golden orange with a white head which started off big, then faded. The head was still there but fairly thin. Small, tight bubbles.

S - Fruity, yet clean; almost lager like. Very crisp in the nose. A touch of grainy sweetness mixed with English hops; reminiscent of a pilsner.

T - Malt sweetness quickly gives way to earthy English hops. Nice touch of fruity esters in the background mixed in with the hops, which provides a pleasant balance. A touch of caramel and slight mineral in the after taste.

M - Light body but carbonation provides creaminess and prickliness on the tongue. No detectable alcohol warmth.

O - A flavor packed English bitter for a relatively low alcohol beer. Refreshingly bitter, makes you want to come back for more. Fantastic beer that I'm glad that I finally got to have.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 02:58:22 | More by SMortiL987
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

06-27-2012 02:12:22 | More by brutalist
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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

11-30-2011 20:40:34 | More by kelvarnsen
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Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
92 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.