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Landlord Pale Ale - Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited

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Landlord Pale AleLandlord Pale Ale

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280 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 08-18-2002)
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2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

06-15-2014 16:25:43 | More by SteveTheDog
Photo of laituegonflable


2.53/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark orange kind of colour, good head and nice lacing. Boring, really, except for the head and lace. I always like something in lace that gives me head.

Hops and quite fruitgasmic on the nose. Nice dose of herbs, while at the same time quite sweet. Not sure what to make of it, but good characters.

Taste is hoppy on the front but kind of syrupy at the back with an unpleasant yeast character. Sort of lives up to its name (more so than the alc/vol does, bloody rort I say), but not really pleasant. Earthy, but not really rich or complex. The finish is the most complex part, but it's too sweet to be good. Mouthfeel kind of clings to your mouth.

I would expect a 'strong' ale to knock you out immediately. While this does have a 'strong' sort of flavour, it's not pleasant enough for you to drink enough to knock you out. A disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 23:28:52 | More by laituegonflable
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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

06-26-2014 00:03:15 | More by PA-Michigander
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3/5  rDev -27%

05-19-2014 01:19:02 | More by Mikeluzzjr
Photo of lacqueredmouse


3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice clear orange-gold colour, with a filmy white head of tight bubbles. Excellent lacing. Minimal carbonation. Looks decent, but a little bit insipid.

Funky barnyard aroma on the nose, wet yeast, wet straw and organic leavings. Some sweet grain aromas, but the funky unpleasantness cuts through, making it smell like mould has got into the grainbags.

Quite a strong biting bitterness gushing up through the palate, overwhelming any other flavours, which are initially just a hint of sweaty malt and seltzer water. It's very one dimensional, and the hops are the grittiest type of English flavours. Can't say I'm a huge fan.

It's drinkable enough, but it's very one dimensional. Like a standard English pale with the hops up, but not the complexity I expect in, say, an ESB. Just too much of the one character. Quite a shame given some of the excellent reviews of this brew on here.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2009 06:54:01 | More by lacqueredmouse
Photo of hefevice


3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle, getting pretty close to use by date (3 months). Pours clear orange/amber with a good bubbly head that retains pretty well. Sweet malt and flowery hops dominate the aroma with a little grass in the background. Flavour is sweet at first, then the bitterness hits and stays around for a while in the aftertaste. Probably mild for hop-heads, but quite bitter for me. Carbonation is good and overall it goes down quite smooth. I think I need a bit more practice with this style.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2005 08:09:39 | More by hefevice
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

11-02-2012 20:50:37 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

11-28-2012 02:47:29 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

06-30-2014 19:26:24 | More by Marco_Gtz
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

07-14-2013 16:44:48 | More by brbrocc
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

04-16-2014 09:52:18 | More by KrisBeerndt
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3.3/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation-European style slim-line brown pop top with classy, old-style label. 500 ml bottle, with best-by date of March 2012. 4.1% abv.

Appearance-Poured into a tulip pint, this brew pours a light burnt orange hue with a nice ivory cap which soon fades to a thick film with decent stick.

Smell-(I swear, though I know it’s odd) I get peachy and stone fruit notes here, whether from the hops or the yeast, I can’t say. Either way, it’s very nice. Ghost of toasted white bread in the background.

Taste-Not quite as rich/full as I was expecting, based on the reviews and the reputation of this beer. Nice malty background with some stone fruit and earthy hop flavors as well. Pretty strong, clean bitterness.

Conclusion-Not a bad pale ale, just not quite the benchmark/game-changer I was expecting. B-

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 20:22:26 | More by BedetheVenerable
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3.35/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: standard 500mL brown bottle. I'm sure there is a lot of history behind the label, but I can't help but think it looks like a tacky, home drawn 'old boys' label that makes the beer look a bit cheap.

Appearance: pours a mid golden-amber colour with minimal carbonation. A small head pops up and settles to a flimsy cap. Great lacing - all together, it looks pretty decent but not mind-blowing.

Aroma: really not much here - a touch of English hops and some sweet malts. A bit surprised, considering the high priase from the Brits - perhaps it has suffered some on the trip over?

Taste: again comes through with a nice sweet malt and a touch of earthen and forest characteristics. Not as complex as I had expected, but certainly a very quaffable beer.

Aftertaste: the malt and earthen flavours linger for a short time, with a hint of hops bitterness.

Mouth feel: a moderate body with a low to medium carbonation.

Overall: after seeing the massive amount of love for this beer, I have to admit I was a bit let down. It isn't a bad English Pale, but I certainly wouldn't say it was full in flavour and not all that complex. Worth one every now and then, but at a cost of $90 a case ain't worth it.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 10:05:52 | More by SmashPants
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United Kingdom (England)

3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
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).

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 01:02:56 | More by jazzyjeff13
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3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

BB Oct 12

Pours a light copper, one finger coarse white head. Lots of bubbling.

Moderate aromas - earthy hops.

Taste is malt-driven. Biscuits, toffee, caramel. Significant hop bitterness follows, more hoppy than some EPAs.

Highly carbnonated. Unusual for style, and a certain sparkling mineral water element present.

Served a little too cold to start with. better as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 08:32:50 | More by heygeebee
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3.45/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a decent amber colour with a fairly big, white head which retains well.

S- Very sweet. Interestingly, this sweetness seems to balance well with some hops. It smells of caramel, yeast, citrus and hops. Quite good.

T- For a fairly rich smelling beer, the taste just flatlines. Simply put, I was expecting a whole lot more- what with the "strong" pale ale logo. What there is on the palate is merely a touch of sweetness upfront followed by a hint of citrus and then bitterness on the back. It's not bad. But it's not that good either.

M- Feels good on the tongue which is a big plus for this style. Nice sizzle and a decent body. Not superficially light.

O- Well, this beer seems to me to be a fair example of the phrase, "familiarity breeds contempt". It has little individual character and was maybe a little boring. Still, it was reasonably refreshing and had an intriguing aroma. The drinkability on this brew was low thanks to the aggressive carbonation. But for my money, the drinkability level is right next to the appearance level in terms of actual importance. Anyway, this was a good enough beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 14:24:17 | More by aeolianshredhead
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3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber with an amazingly persistent thick head.
Aroma is restrained, with sweet caramel malt, light fruity notes, a hint of honey and somewhat grassy hops.
Similar flavours with more caramel and grassy notes, some toffee and a mild bitterness.
Low carbonation and body, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2009 09:43:42 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of redmagik99


3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep orange amber, lots of light coming through, big head holds out briefly. Smells really diacetyly and sweet, a hint of hops. Thankfully less diacetyl (but still too much) and more hops in the taste. Pretty well balanced..a nice amount of pinappley, sticky hops have been used, but as an ipa lover I could always use more..Sweet bready malt comes in the middle followed by a lasting bitterness. light-medium bodied, High carbonation. In response to the last review, I don't think it was a bad pint - I've tried this beer on cask twice and both times it was bland and boring. The bottled version is much more complex and tastier (serving temperature?), but on the grand spectrum of beer, only average. At 4.1% of course it's drinkable, though I'm not sure where they came up with the idea of calling it "strong." A decent english pale ale, a little surprised that its rated number so highly on this site, but does it really have that much competition?

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2008 19:51:13 | More by redmagik99
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

06-13-2012 22:24:03 | More by MacarthurParker
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

08-05-2012 20:46:11 | More by CitizenGrain
Photo of DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

12-14-2013 06:36:32 | More by DamageCase76
Photo of crhea89


3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

10-11-2013 20:30:01 | More by crhea89
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-09-2012 04:58:25 | More by sd123
Photo of endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

06-01-2014 13:39:07 | More by endless1408
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pint served in traditional pint glass

Poured a cloudy pale blonde, with a creamy 1 finger head, that reduces to a faint whispiness very quickly

Aroma is fruity, with hints of pineapple. not much malt here but lots of hops.

Taste is average. I couldnt particularly find anything interesting here. Lots of citrics again, no sweetness really finishing in a hoppy dry bitterness.

Mouthfeel is a slightly watery with medium carbonation

A typical english pale ale, perhaps slightly too bitter for my tastes, but a good example of a sessionable beer - perhaps just not my style.

Serving type: cask

11-05-2006 12:31:02 | More by seanyfo
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Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
92 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.