Landlord Pale Ale - Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
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3.56/5 rDev -13.4%
a strong pale ale at just over 4% abv? not sure if that really flies, but its more of a classic bitter anyways, a well hopped and very clean beer, especially for the style. radiant bronze color with a fluffy off white head an inch high in my wine glass. the nose here is bittering hops, some golding varietal i would guess, and a sturdy pale malt base. the flavor isnt quite as nice as the nose though, very little real hop flavor, but the bitterness is there. the malt really flavors the beer for the most part, slightly stale cereals as we are accustomed to in english pales and bitters, and its all well put together and fairly priced for sure, but there is a finish to this i just dont care for, intense minerality or copper flavor, taste like a handful of coins, unflattering, and with the bitterness is a bit yucky, especially when the beer warms up. but as the style goes, this is one of the better examples that makes it to our shores. medium bodied but real easy drinking still. reminds me of a grey day in london.
03-05-2014 18:33:32 | More by StonedTrippin
3.96/5 rDev -3.6%
Its with soothing malt sweetness and an elegant floral hop character that this distinctive ale carries fruity undertones and a crisp character that's satisfying with every drink. But here's a look deeper...
The unadulterated ale pours with a rich honey-amber color, equipped with an unfiltered and yeasty haze. With glimmers of golden highlights peaking through, the ale releases a creamy ivory-white head to cap the beer sturdily, retains 'til the final sips and trails with sunken rings of lace. Its a standard and prompt appearance.
Its delicate sweetness invites floral and fruity aromatics as the nose reaches deep within the glass. Its malty underpinnings ground the scent with medium caramel, biscuit, light bread crust and the nuttiness of pecan and cashew. Slight earthiness is mildly tobacco-like but is more so woody and herbal.
Its mostly malty, but slightly grainy taste is a testament to the beer's genuine rustic character. Malty-sweet to start, the beer kicks off with caramel, cookie dough and aspartame but then morphs into a marmalade-type fruitiness before weaving into a toasted character of bread crust, cashew and pecan before trailing with earthy tobacco, light earthen spice and tea-like herbs in its modestly bitter finish.
Medium-bodied the ale is classic with its malty-dry tendencies even on the front of the palate. Its light carbonation allows the weight of sweetness to rest comfortably against the tongue before finishing with minty warmth, minerally crispness and mild grain-derived astringency.
Its a delicious beer that sings the classic praise of British ale. Anyone who bellies up to a British bar and orders such Pale Ale as this will be greatly rewarded and satisfied.
01-29-2014 07:42:18 | More by BEERchitect
3.71/5 rDev -9.7%
A solid, flavoursome, session beer.
aroma: fruity/citrus mixed with malt. Restrained but pleasant.
taste: fruity/citrus palate which is well balanced with malt. Has some earthy/mineral notes along with some pepper/spice in the finish.
Great fruity/malt combination that goes well when drinking with a meal.
01-20-2014 05:59:53 | More by admiral
4.44/5 rDev +8%
Bottle purchased at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY.
Pours a hazy, yeasty looking orange. Very visible carbonation. One inch head, nice lacing.
Smells very floral, and slightly fruit, green apples, pears, and oranges.
Tastes incredible. The aforementioned floral and fruit flavors mix very well, alongside some tasty yeast bitterness and tea/leaf flavors. I love the flavors that English yeasts bring to the table. The malt is relatively sweet and crackery, slightly nutty, even.
Very strong carbonation keeps this refreshing. Medium bodied, very drinkable and dry.
One of the best English ales I've tried. So glad to have tried this one.
01-06-2014 04:53:51 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.71/5 rDev -9.7%
Timothy Taylor Landlord has a very thick, spongy, beige head, a clear, extremely bubbly, amber appearance, and heavy lacing rings left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of sweet, toasted bread crust and toffee, and the taste is of toffee, slight caramel, sweet, medium-roasted malt, and a mellow hop bitterness, which picks up in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium, slick, and soft, and Timothy Taylor Landlord finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and very drinkable. Overall, I really like this. NOTE: bottle labeled only as "Pale Ale", not "Strong".
12-14-2013 14:55:50 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.35/5 rDev -18.5%
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.
11-22-2013 10:05:52 | More by SmashPants
Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
92 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.