Landlord Pale Ale - Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited

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Reviews: 186
Hads: 369
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 84
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
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Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 08-18-2002

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Photo of francisweizen
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
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! (1,156 characters)

Photo of GreenCard
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: light brown to light amber, great clarity, lush bed of cream-white spongey foam, good head retention, lace

Aroma: notes of caramelly malt and leather, woodsy hops, grain, hint of coffee

Flavor: a biscuity malt sweetness is quickly enveloped in a pert citrusy hop flavor and bitterness, hints of pine needles and wood tanin, finishes dry with a long lingering aftertaste of pine and citrus rind

Mouthfeel: medium body, crisp texture, tingling carbonation, a bit minerally

Other comments: Really crisp and fresh tasting. Sort of explodes with classic English hop flavor. It's no wonder this has been (and arguable still is) one of the hallmark English pale ales. (684 characters)

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

IMO this is simply the ultimate pale ale. It pours a golden bronze color and has amazing carbonation, a galaxy of of bubbles of all different sizes. The head is thick and solid, like wipped cream, and it lasts through the whole pint. Lacing is copious.
The smell is out of this world. A perfect blend of biscuity malts, leafy hops, and subtle fruitiness, with hints of bubblegum, banana and honey.
The taste extremely full flavored. Fresh aromatic hops and nutty and bready malts in the front with a good dose of bitterness in the finish. The yeast imparts a crisp flavor, truly brilliant.
The mouthfeel is thick and somewhat grassy from the hops, and the carbonation leaves a delicate tingle on your tongue.
this is definitely the best Pale Ale Ive ever tried. So quaffable it hurts. (792 characters)

Photo of CRJMellor
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange/yellow/golden and caramel swirl wiht a modest head that leaves a hodge-podge of lace on the glass.
Aroma of caramel and light fruits and a roasted grain araom with some moderately spiced notes.
Flavor of caramel and biscuity malt and some slightly bready notes and a distinctively sharp butshort bitter note.
Mouthfeel is smooth to start moving to a hard water middle and finishing with a gritty but very tasst yeast hit.
Drinkability is very quaffable, very good beer. (486 characters)

Photo of diablo14
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Landlord pale shows what highly hopped beers are all about. Yorkshire is one if my favorite beer regions, and this is one of the best from the area. You can drink this over and over and over, and never tire of its wondrous character.

Landlord calls itself a strong pale ale, but it's in flavor not ABV where the strength lays. It's a lovely deep golden amber color with a thick, foamy white head that really sticks. There are strong malt and straw scents with big lashings of flowery hops that are also quite herbaceous. smooth malt taste and hints of cut hay and just a smidgeon of sweetness. Then there's a massive hop finish that rams it all home. This beer has a spicy, peppery bitterness that is one of the driest you'll come across, and tingles all the way down the pipe. Simply superb! Landlord is so tasty you cannot help but come back for another.

Quite simply, Tim Taylors have brewed one of the great pale ales anywhere. Yet another english classic that clearly shows a brewer does not have to go over the top to create a big, powerful beer. (1,059 characters)

Photo of cypressbob
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle

Pour with an attractive amber body, light brown hues, creamy head.

Taste is malty, with a definate hoppy kick. Lavender aromas and a nice bitter dry flavour, very tasty, mush more carbonation than on cask also, strong powerful flavours of good cloudy greek honey

A great beer, would definatly try it again, bottled its a different kettle of fish, more carbonation which cuts on the drinkability (417 characters)

Photo of ark57
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Its rocky head and golden light brown color are only the tip of the iceberg. It has a floral, citrus aroma with a sweetness that makes you glad you chose it. Allegedly designed to clear the throats of Yorkshire coalminers, it starts with a big malty taste (caramel) and finishes bitter and dry tying in the floral spiciness that was initially smelled. This is a very quaffable beer and one that would make an excellent session beer. (432 characters)

Photo of zerk
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat cloudy copper with a persistent and pillowy white head that leaves quite a bit of lace. Aroma is full of malt, with caramel and bread notes, and some floral and earthy hops. Flavor begins somewhat sweet with some caramel and citrus notes, then becomes quite bitter with an herbal finish. Quite hoppy compared to other British Pale Ales I've had... quite a bit of character to this one. I still would love to try this one on cask, as the bottled version is perhaps a bit overcarbonated. (502 characters)

Photo of BenConnery
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has to be perhaps my favourite flat warm English beer. I first tried it in a pub in London so perhaps not as good as could be if tried around its home town but such an easy drinking full bodied tasty ale.
A pale dark golden in colour this ale has been awarded time and time again with good reason. Forget a bottled version, get this one on tap in a full measure pint glass (Remember, "Mine's a Full Pint!"). This sort of beer is the thing I miss most about England. Floral aromas with the malt and hops coming through but not overpowering, full flavoured and so easy to drink, served at room temperature, say 12C(something or other F, who knows...) in a good pub without chrome fittings and too loud music,and, but I digress. If you are in England, try this beer. (769 characters)

Photo of ToneControl
4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
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. (591 characters)

Photo of rastaman
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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!!!! (232 characters)

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Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
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