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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: 308
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 62
Gots: 22 | 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 dbrauneis
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a crystal clear dark golden yellow to copper in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall foamy light beige head that reduces to a thick quarter finger tall even layer over the entire surface of the beer. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of earthy hops along with some lighter notes of fruity yeast along with both biscuit and cracker malts. Just the slightest hint of spice from the yeast as well.

T: Tastes very similar to the smell with the earthiness taking center stage. There are some caramel malt notes as the beer warms, joining the biscuit and cracker malts. Slight hints of the fruity yeast esters and spice.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and dry in the finish.

O: This beer is extremely easy to drink, extremely enjoyable, and infinitely sessionable. A great example of the style and very flavorful. This is definitely one to have again - I bet this is an amazing real ale (I will have to look for it the next time I travel over to the UK).

dbrauneis, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of brutalist
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

brutalist, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of wisrarebeer
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: great clear, darker amber color, incredible frothy head to the bottom of the glass
S: milder nose but what I would expect, biscuity with nice spicy hops
T: classic British pale ale, on cask it would be incredible but in bottle it's very good, biscuity, well-balanced spicy hops
M: incredibly drinkable
O: classic, great beer

wisrarebeer, Jun 16, 2012
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.

Offa, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a small collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of biscuit and cracker malts and earthy yeast in the nose along with some notes of fruity yeast.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has some hints of mineral water along with a light amount of bitterness. Hints of caramel also become apparent as the beer warms up.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate, rather crisp and quite dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is perfectly sessionable but quite flavorful and is an excellent representation of the style. I would love to be able to try this on cask.

metter98, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of MacarthurParker
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

MacarthurParker, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of heygeebee
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.

heygeebee, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a light copper with a small bubbly white head, fair retention, no real lace.

S: Gorgeous marmalade and biscuity notes, minerality and sulphur.

T: Flavour is complex and is full especially for the ABV. Biscuity sweet malt, toast, black tea, with some great backing English hops, which give a nice bitter finish to the beer. The hops really don't quit which is impressive. Like all the things I love about London Pride taken to the next level.

M: Light-bodied, crisp with a great mid-palate. Bitter long aftertaste, great balance, soft easy carbonation.

O: This is really something special. If it's this good in the bottle, I can only imagine it'd be exemplary on cask back in England. A gem of a bitter, first time I've seen this in the States.

Halcyondays, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of pin
4/5  rDev -2.7%

pin, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of fionn13
4/5  rDev -2.7%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of smcolw
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Plentiful lace on the glass from the modest but lasting head. Gold color and clear.

Classic, but mild, English pale ale aromas--lots of caramel without much hop. Some alcohol warmth to the nose as well.

Rich flavor and body. Plenty of the caramel malt taste but there's no sweetness. Better hop on the tongue but the swallow is well balanced. Simply put a very good traditional English Ale.

smcolw, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

mdillon86, May 25, 2012
Photo of ambruns1979
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

ambruns1979, May 20, 2012
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.

smakawhat, May 16, 2012
Photo of pburland23
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a dimpled mug. Took it out of the fridge and let it sit for 15 minutes before drinking.

I'm watching the last day of the English Premier League season and I've had this bottle of Landlord in the fridge for a few weeks so I thought now would be a good time to drink it.

Appearance: Beer pours a dark apple cider-ish golden yellow. Pour created about a finger of cream colored head. Head recedes to a thin soapy layer reminiscent of a pint pulled straight from the cask.

Smell: Smell is spot on for the style. Sweet and bready with some floral British hop notes.

Taste: Much like the nose, bread and sweet, pleasing malt with some citrusy and earthy hops. Very nicely balanced between sweet and bitter. Classic English ale flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, full flavored with an appropriate level of carbonation. Drinkability is sky high. This is certainly a sessionable ale. I love that a beer with an ABV of 4.1% is categorized as a strong pale ale.

Overall: An excellent English pale ale. I don't think I'd seen Landlord since my study abroad year in the UK, so I was pleased to see it in the bottle here in the States. Sessionable and flavorful.

pburland23, May 13, 2012
Photo of Beerenauslese
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Bruery tulip glass, body is very clear orange amber, topped with a small head.

Nose is bready malt, a little fruit, flowers, and herbal hops.

Tastes very nice, with lightly sweet bready malt, a little corn, some citrus, and a nice bitter earthy finish.

Boy is medium and carbonation is round, giving it a creamy mouthfeel, thorugh still crisp.

A nice drinking pale ale, and at 4.1%, definitely a tasty sessionable one.

Beerenauslese, May 07, 2012
Photo of petluo
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

petluo, May 06, 2012
Photo of nesarebad
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

nesarebad, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of avalon07
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear consistency. There as an inch and a half of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Average lacing.

S: A somewhat muted aroma of hops, malt, and a bready quality.

T: Tasted of light hops, malt, the aforementioned breadiness, and maybe a little light fruit. A very straightforward flavor that does what it sets out to do.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, if a bit unspectacular, drinkable beer.

avalon07, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of seand
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a medium amber color, with a significant amount of bubbly white head. The color is really very nice. The head dissipates to a film pretty quickly, but enough sticks around to leave solid amounts of lacing.

S: Sweet floral honey hops, with a pleasant malt background.

T: Lightly sweet malt with notes of honey and earthiness. Nicely balanced.

M: Medium body, bready and chewy, medium carbonation.

Overall, this is really nice. I'd keep this around as a session/"general purpose" beer if it were readily available and reasonably priced.

seand, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honestly, if I hadn't known this was a pale ale, I would have guessed that it was some German lager. I think the toasted aspects of it are really what I notice most. That being said, not quite sure how pale ale this comes across. Nice enough beer, refreshing, but seems to be lacking in some departments while bringing a bit too much in others.

RblWthACoz, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Bitterbill
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled Dec 13, 2011.

Gorgeous pour..slightly hazy 24k gold colour with a small but firm head of foam that leaves great lacing behind,

The smell is English hoppy with notes of fruit and citrus backed by a good malt profile of sweet and light grain.

The taste has the citrus up front with some other fruitiness and a balancing malt flavour that makes this so yummy. Combined with a medium mouthfeel and perfect carbonation and what I have is one of my favourite brews from the UK of all time.

Gee, I wish I could get this locally.

Bitterbill, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of jonb5
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint served in typical english pint glass. Apple juice like colour, medium head which lasted about half the drink, clear after the initial haze rose to the top. Smelled of Cascade, Golding hops, also strong apple notes. Tasted fruity, was fairly sweet for a bitter but had a long bitter finish. Mouthfull is smooth without much carbonation. Overall a very good bitter which has taste, smell, character and sessionability.

jonb5, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of oberon
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't get to excited about trying a 4% English ale often but I was glad to get my hands on some Landlord today.Poured into imperial nonic a clear rich brass color with well defined one finger white head that left spotty lacing as it settled.Sweet biscuit malt mixed with fruity esters,a noticable iron element as well to to good a English pale.A great creamy feel to the beer,I can only imagine this on cask whooo!sweetish biscuit flavors with fruity tones on the palate with a decent herbal green hopped finish.This beer is worthy of the awards it has one,I would drink this all night,I may never try this other than out of the bottle wich is a shame.

oberon, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of bwyu
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

bwyu, Mar 11, 2012
Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
92 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.