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Landlord Pale Ale - Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited

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Landlord Pale AleLandlord Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

286 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 62
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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IPA35

Netherlands

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A proper ale, been a while...

Poured from a nice looking 50cl bottle into a pint glass. The beer had a nice light brown colour, typical British bitter. Yum.
The head is small and creamy. It disappears fast.

Smell is British hops and caramel/toffee. Yum.

Taste is very balanced and smooth and, as you would except with a British Bitter, it has a good amounth of hop bitterness in it. The British kind of hop bitterness, which is quite sharp in my opinion. The malts give it a bit of sweetness, and a hint of British biscuits (the cheap circular ones). Some fruits up front.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but not watery. Carbonation is as it should be, not too strong.

Overall a great beer, the archetype British Ale.
Or, as James May would call it, 'an honest pint'.
Worth the €3.60 I paid for it.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 18:04:39 | More by IPA35
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Handpump halfpint at the Encore in Stratford-upon-Avon.

A: Clear light amber body with a 1/2" of sticky, fine off-white head. Pretty good.

S: Leafy, herbal hops dominate, with some light malt + fruitiness peeking through. Ok.

T: Very balanced, with herbal and earthy hops making way for slightly sweet, biscuity malt. Hints of almond + toffee. Cleanly bitter finish. For what it is, it's quite delicious.

M: Fairly light body with matching carbonation. A little less substantial than would be ideal.

O: This was a simple, easy-drinking, and excellent beer. I could easily see myself putting away pint after pint of this, despite it not quite being a true session ale. Definitely worth seeking out, and probably a bit better than my score would indicate - the mouthfeel hurt it somewhat, but I'd highly recommend it based on the flavor alone.

Cheers!

Serving type: cask

06-19-2011 15:47:45 | More by woosterbill
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Wattsox

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, consumed Jun 2011, BBE Feb 2012.

A - Clear copper body with a fairly tightly-bubbled head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving a thinner creamy head and cling.

S - A fairly balanced aroma of yeast, malt and hops; the quintessentially English ale aroma.

T - Sweet biscuity malt takes the lead on the taste with fruit notes following, but not sweet. Finishes with a bitter hit on the end that begs for another sip.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth with a briefly lingering bitter finish.

O - Overall, this is an outstanding beer which is low enough in alcohol (4.1% ABV) to work perfectly as a session beer, or even on its own.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 20:37:26 | More by Wattsox
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falcozappa

Illinois

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
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at the biggest beer store in the UK, Beers of Europe Ltd. Clear copper pour with two finger head and decent retention and great lacing. The nose is fairly subdued at first. Biscuity malt, caramel, tea, a touch of floral hops, and a mild fruitiness, all of which open up nicely as it warms. Incredible balance and fairly complex taste. Great earthy, herbal, fresh hop bitterness offset nicely with a solid biscuity caramel malt backbone. Really smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel that is almost as good as the cask version I had last time in London. Definitely one of my favorite English beers. I seek it out every time I'm visiting.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 15:51:45 | More by beerdrifter
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dansmcd

Australia

4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - creamy white head, reddish amber body, sheet lacing.

S - I get straw from a damp stable and a faint maple syrup

T - malt, toffee and honey, quite sweet at first fading to a nice bitter finish.

M - very smooth medium body, moderate carbonation

D - a terrific English style PA that provides full flavour at 4.1%abv. Great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 08:09:42 | More by dansmcd
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I purchased this beer on a whim as a friend had recommended it. Needless to say, it did not disappoint. Up until now I had only drunk one pale ale, which I did not find very nice. This, on the other hand I found much more palatable.

It pours well, leaving a fairly lasting head, with a faint but rather nice smell to it. It is bitter to taste, as you would expect, but there is something about it I love which just tones down the bitter, especially noticable on the finish. It feels smooth going down but with a lovely crisp finish.

Overall Landlord is an excellent, well rounded bitter, with very drinkable qualities to it. I will definitely be getting this one again.

Edit: I have to say on cask everything is better, it's such a great beer when it's well kept.

Serving type: cask

01-31-2011 15:00:33 | More by CwrwAmByth
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DaveHS

California

4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On cask at The Courtfield public house in Earl's Court, London.

A-Pours chestnut amber with a thin, brilliant white head.

S-Nutty malts, circus peanut sweetness. A light, dry, earthy hoppiness that is barely detectible.

T/M-Just lovely. Wonderful bready flavors, thin, soft body, light grassy hoppiness on the back end. Mouthfeel was creamy, with a lingering bready malt sweetness.

D-Could drink this every day, or substitute it for a meal!

Serving type: cask

01-11-2011 12:26:22 | More by DaveHS
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

A: Clear, light orange appearance with a half inch of white head that leaves a good amount of lacing on the pint glass.

S: Fruity, malty, and distinctively British.

T: A very fine beer I have here. Balanced very well, with pleasant flavors of biscuits and fruity malts. The beer finishes with a lip smacking bitterness that begs for another swig.

M: Excellent feel. Light in body with just the right carbonation.

D: Really tasty and very drinkable. I imagine myself at a pub in England throwing back many pints of this brew someday.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 02:47:20 | More by Huhzubendah
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by drabmuh. Served in a tulip.

Pours a dark golden color with a good white head and a cap filled with a bunch of large bubbles. The nose brings forward a slight malt presence as well as a bit of toffee and light diacetyl, though not at all to an unpleasant degree. The taste is pretty good with some mild fruit and caramel in addition to a nice bready character. Mild butter/toffee in the background. Feel is pretty good. Nice body and carbonation. All in all, at 4.1% this is a nice session beer I wouldn't mind sessioning again.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 02:18:34 | More by Thorpe429
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Received recently in a trade. Part of my #1 beer for each style project, currently the #1 English Pale Ale, also a really interesting and good session beer.

Beer is brownish and mostly clear with a nice head of small and medium bubbles, minimal lacing, carbonation low but steady. Looks good.

It's mildly malty in the aroma, overall the volume on the aroma is low and weak, but still it's a pleasant almost buttery / caramely aroma.

Beer is medium to light in body with minimal carbonation in the mouth. The palate is clean and finishes with nearly no bitterness. The overall strength of the flavors are a little subtle but it's a good beer. There is some mild toffee notes with a little buttery but not diacetyl flavors. Overall I'd have it again as I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 19:34:56 | More by drabmuh
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Trizzle

United Kingdom (England)

4.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A classic. I've been waiting for a real fresh one to review and scored today at the Windsor castle Kensington.

Dark Amber brown clear body. Lively pour and settles like a nitro (not a nitro though) to leave a good 10mm head that leaves plenty of lace. Poured into an English 'jug' looks like a proper man beer.

Biscuit malt dominates the nose. Some yeast and fruity notes.

Flavour is sensational. Fruity but not sweet. Apple, banana some pineapple and mango. Dry cereal notes. Finishes long, dry and very very moreish.

Thin malt but this is the style. Goes down easy and at around 4% is the definition of a session bitter.

Along with Youngs, this in my opinion is one of the best bitters going when fresh on cask.

Serving type: cask

12-18-2010 14:40:02 | More by Trizzle
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bittergreg

Illinois

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
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argon

Australia

4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

S: Caramel malts and a slight hop presence... but mainly that beautiful caramel shines through on the nose
T: Beautiful malt character shone through with just a restrained hop flavour and mild bitterness.
M: Medium mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation and finishes dry
D: After drinking not much else but APAs and IPAs it was a refreshing change and the catalyst to start tasting some malt driven beers. Could see a few of these going down quickly in a session. Nothing too much in your face... just really well balanced... something i'm keen to continue to experience.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 06:15:29 | More by argon
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Manxguy

Isle of Man

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured the 500ml bottle into an Imperial (20oz) Pint glass.

A - Pours a bright amber with nice lacey white head, which remained quite well.

S - Good malt and hop notes, typical golding english hop aroma

T - Good malt and hop. Initial caramel like taste, common in beers from Yorkshire. This gives way to a good slightly citurs/spicey note and drier finish. Well balanced session ale flavour.

M- Medium good mouth feel, ideal for a session ale.

D - Very good example of a tradditional Yorkshire Pale Ale. Wel balanced with good malt & English hop character. Ideal session ale from the bottle or cask.

While its no SNPA, its a great example of a tradditional English Pale Ale. Recommended

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 15:47:18 | More by Manxguy
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Damian

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a cask at The Horniman at Haye's, London, England
Served in an imperial pint glass

The beer poured an absolute crystal clear, medium amber color with a small, frothy, off-white head that quickly dissipated.

Very mild nose. Slightly buttery and sulfury. Some sweet malts emerged as the beer warmed.

The flavor was surprisingly hoppy from start to finish. A touch of caramel malt sweetness appeared up front before the hops took over. The hops were eathy initially bit they became quite citrusy and bitter as the beer moved along the palate. The finish was crisp and dry with the hops turning even stronger and more bitter than before.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a soft, mellow effervescence. Quite standard for a cask ale.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer yet I did not find it remarkable in any facet. Perhaps its hoppy, American pale ale-like qualities help it earn such impressive scores.

Serving type: cask

07-01-2010 22:20:49 | More by Damian
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champ103

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a burnt orange color. A one finger white head forms and recedes in a second. Some patchy lace is left behind.
S: A floral hoppy bitterness. Though mostly an odd mineral/sulfer aroma that detracts for me.
T: Floral and grassy hops. An apple cider like dryness. A strong lingering bitterness.
M/D: A medium body with a crisp dryness. Pretty smooth and easy to drink. I can quaff a few with no problem.

A decent beer. Not the best I have had on cask, but still enjoyable. An odd nose, and not a lot going on. Though still worth a try.

Serving type: cask

06-13-2010 20:34:39 | More by champ103
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dgilks

Australia

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich, clean British malt aroma with just a hint of caramelisation. Clear, medium-intensity, floral hop aroma. Mild fruitiness. Good.

Moderately clear, amber colour with a big, fluffy off white head. Good head retention.

Good session bitter flavour with crisp malt, moderate bitterness and a clean hop flavour. Just a touch of oxidation is present (the beer is approaching it's expiry date) but this is okay as the rest of the beer is tight.

Medium body with moderately high carbonation. Just a little bit too crisp for my taste as I prefer a lower, more cask-like carbonation.

A brilliant beer which is a great example of the style. This bottle falls down in a couple of places but this is the beer to try if you want an authentic English Bitter.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 03:11:14 | More by dgilks
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep golden, bronze color. Good sized frothy white head with decent retention and a fair amount of lacing left over.

S - Light bread and pale malt. Also a green and earthy hop smell along with a bit of spice and zest.

T - Base of the beer is a slight bready pale malt and some honey. Also a bit of apple in there. The hops and spices are the main thrust of this beer. Tea, floral, earthy, and grassy hops are fairly prominent. Also a bit of lemon zesty taste.

M - Light to medium body with good carbonation. Slight drying and pretty smooth.

D - Easy to drink. Good session beer. Slight bitterness, but well balanced. Lots of subtle flavors on the palate.

Notes: Great session beer. Pretty crisp and well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 21:22:40 | More by FreshHawk
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JohnnyP3

Alaska

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an imperial pint glass at the Wellington in London.

A: Light amber color with a roughly one-finger-width foam head. Moderate lacing on the glass as the beer goes down.

S: Nice hoppy aroma with citrus/summer fruit qualities.

T: Enjoyable and refreshing with a crisp bite from the hops. Not an overwhelming punch from the hops by any means, but imparts a very pleasant citrus/fruit bitterness.

M: Very smooth, fresh, lip smacking even.

D: Top notch. Very sessionable and easy drinking at a relatively low ABV. Could easily make an evening out of this quality cask conditioned ale.

Serving type: cask

02-08-2010 18:19:27 | More by JohnnyP3
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sample taste I had was somehow better than the 1/2 pint. Poured with a small off white head that quickly disappeard and no lace. Very clear amber color. Aroma was malty, hoppy, and a touch fruity. Body was decent, ditto carbonation. Nice finish. Session beer.

Serving type: cask

01-16-2010 22:52:17 | More by drpimento
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CrazyDavros

Australia

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
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Cs1987

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark amber, 1 finger of head which reduced.

Smell - Very strong summer fruits.

Taste - It is not hard to see why this is usually considered to be the best English Pale Ale - the hopping is near perfect, resulting in plenty of bitter fruity flavour. The malts are fairly light, but provide enough balance.

Mouthfeel - Fairly light, good texture.

Drinkability - Very drinkable, as expected.

Overall - The extra hoppy character of this beer may not be quite typical, but it certainly makes Landlord an outstanding beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2009 14:33:27 | More by Cs1987
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the handpumps at the Roebuck in Mobberly - my first pint on returning to my homeland.

Pours a slightly hazy burnished gold with a finger of white head, that soon diminished to a film, nut laced well. Fruity and herbal aroma, with muscular malts and floral hopping. Nice balance in the flavour, without going the extra mile to impress. The malts provide a decent mix of grain and fruit, which provides a base for a mixture of floral and herbal hops. Moderate bitterness, but very good for the style. The body is great - quenching, yet textured, and probably owes a lot to the cask dispensation.

I've always liked landlord. Its a great session beer from keighley, but with a few more beers under my belt I've realised that I'm starting to look for a little more. Not that this stopped me grabbing another pint the following week.

Serving type: cask

09-08-2009 14:12:05 | More by bobsy
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DerBayer

Germany

3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I m very positively surprised with this one nice dark amber colour and a complex hops and summer fruit taste. the smell is a bit faint but this is very drinkable in all

There s also no nasty coating or dry aftertaste which unfortunately some epas do leave...

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2009 15:33:18 | More by DerBayer
Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
92 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.