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Landlord Pale Ale - Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited

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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 76
Gots: 27 | 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:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 08-18-2002

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Ratings: 353 | Reviews: 185
Photo of jbenson8774
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and some mild citrus zest and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with tea-like and citrus flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Photo of alexworsnip
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of MusicaleMike
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a bottle from The Foodery. Poured into a balloon glass. Landlord (the bottle does not say "Strong Pale Ale," just "Pale Ale," which I suppose is because this is for the US market) pours a hazy orange-red color that shows some active carbonation, topped by an egg-shell white head that is thick, sudsy, filmy, and appears to stick all over the glass. The head retention is really good and clearly the hops used here are working!

Smells just like a true English beer! Tea-like aromas that are earthy, slightly herbal, honeyish, with big floral hops and biscuity, toasty malts contributing to the aroma in complementary ways. Very appetizing aroma.

First impression is dry, lemony and very, very little residual sweetness. Mostly a well-balanced beer that leans towards bitter. However, there are rich, bready malts that taste like fresh baked bread coming through. There are also some earthy/floral hops in the finish, that carry notes of honeysuckle and roses across the palate. The drying finish refreshes the drinker and makes one desire that next pint!

Light to medium body. Landlord has an exceptionally dry finish that gives the impression that this beer has a lighter body than it really does. Carbonation is more active than a typical cask feel, and certainly has enough gas, but veers away from being active, or champagne-like.

Quite an excellent example of an English Pale Ale. Excellent head retention, traditional aroma and a crisp, bitter, dry taste that kept warm bready malts and English hops in balance. The only way I could see this beer improving would be to ease up on the super-dry finish and leave some residual sugars behind. Overall, quite an amazing beer though.

Photo of BeerManDan
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The color when poured was of a hazy golden yellow with a orange hue, with a fair amount of white foam and some lace. The smell was of citrus, mild hops and a hint of leather. The taste had a leathery, pepper, grapefruit and a hint of sourness. Not what I expected in this English Pale Ale. I will try it again. Like so many times the palete dosen't alway work.

Photo of NickLovesHisBeer
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of barczar
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper with a frothy 2" ivory head that slowly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.

Caramel malt, nutty toffee, butter, toasted bread form the aroma.

Flavor reveals lightly fruity esters, bready, toasted malt, and floral hops. There's a touch of a citrus underpinning, and the finish is fairly resiny, bitter and dry.

Body is a tad full, with moderate carbonation.

Bitter hops reign, with floral and earthy notes accompanying a bready malt character, just like they should in an epa.

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Photo of FLima
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cooper color. Poured a two fingers head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin lacy.
Faint aroma of grain and floral hops, hints of soap, smell is not bad but it’s not its top quality.
On the other hand it has a delicious and flavorful taste and a great balance between malt and refreshing hops that lingers for long. Also it is bready with notes of fruits, caramel, honey and slightly toasted malts. Very mild and sweet aftertaste.
Medium body with low to medium carbonation.
Excellent. Very pleasant and smooth beer with a high drinkability, should’ve bought at least two…

Photo of sfprint
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of bcsbeer
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Yojimbo1941
5/5  rDev +22.2%
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.

Photo of HevvyMetalHippie
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of Amalak
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had at Spuyten Duyvil in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

A. A clear, dark, bronze color. Big foamy white head with some good lacing.

S. Nice and malty and hop scent.

T. It has a dull soapy taste. There's some maltiness and it doesn't have a bitter bite.

M. Smooth and tart.

O. It doesn't necessarily have a pale ale hop bite, it's dimmed, but a restrained flavor.

Photo of sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of doktorhops
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of PhatAtUT
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This bottle was obtained relatively fresh in July and stored cold until the sampling a couple days ago.

Pretty much a quintessential example of a British pale ale - Light coppery color with an off-white, soft foamy head. Bright estery fruitiness, mellow floral hop flavor and mild and slightly earthy hop bitterness. The malts come through more and more as it warms - light toasty and sweet flavors that , while slowly bringing more balance to the overall taste, still hold a backseat to the full-on blossom of the esters. Generously carbonated, but at a perfect level, enhancing and smoothing out the ale's medium-light body. Very enjoyable, if not particularly unique.

As a side note, my immediate impression of the taste was that it bore striking resemblance to the Old Brewery Pale Ale from Samuel Smith. Having noticed that both breweries are located in Yorkshire, I'm wondering if the similarities can be attributed to having similar if not shared sources for all the ingredients, including yeast...

Photo of alicemcneil
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MarkBlackout
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice mild brew.. there's something quite satisfying in the mouth feel that pushes this beer into top-of-its-style territory. Round..drinking oatmeal comes to mind..but the body is from the fine carbonation rather than Han any real viscosity. I think. Thanks to Rose at Stone y's!

Photo of charlatan
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper coloured beer with head fairly quickly dissipating to the rim. Strong, sweet but nevertheless fresh nose which has me mostly thinking of dried fruit.

Well carbonated with a herbal hop start, sweet middle and then more bitter again as the hops reassert themselves. There's nothing unsuaul going on here, it's just very well done. Could drink plenty of this.

Photo of WillCarrera
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle, no bottled-on date, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a clear amber color with a finger of creamy white head, recedes to a thick collar, leaves spotty lacing.

S- Has a very nice, if slightly mild, malty aroma, very doughy and saltine cracker-like. A bit of floral hops, but the malt is definitely dominant.

T- Big malty flavors, dough, crackers, a bit of caramel/toffee. Malty and slightly sweet until the finish, when earthy, floral hops take over for a bitter finish.

M- Medium-bodied, has a nice amount of heft for the ABV, smooth, soft, creamy feel.

O- A very enjoyable, easily sessionable beer. Very glad I was able to try this.

Photo of tony223366
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden caramel with crystal clarity and lots of good action from the carbonation and white fluffy head with great retention. Really fluffy. Looks great!

S: Aroma is spot on for a british pale ale. I get some almost apple fruitiness with a touch of spiciness from the hops. Really clean aroma with some light grain & caramel.

T: So, so good! I love BPAs. There's a lightly toasted malt with some nice light caramel and some light nuttiness. The water really comes out in a spicy way. That fruit is present in a sweet way.

M: Fluffy and medium bodied with an even clean mouth feel.

O: Great showing of one of my new favorite styles. Clean, utterly drinkable and sessionable. Another pint please!

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Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
91 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.