Landlord Pale Ale - Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
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4.05/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
11-07-2012 09:30:57 | More by doktorhops
4.28/5 rDev +4.1%
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...
11-01-2012 17:56:29 | More by Bouleboubier
4.15/5 rDev +1%
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!
10-16-2012 01:52:43 | More by MarkBlackout
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.95/5 rDev -3.9%
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.
09-27-2012 21:54:36 | More by charlatan
4.2/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
09-27-2012 01:40:27 | More by WillCarrera
4.23/5 rDev +2.9%
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!
09-26-2012 04:58:32 | More by tony223366
United Kingdom (England)
3.88/5 rDev -5.6%
Classic Yorkshire pale ale. Arguably lost some of its character over the years but when well kept still a classic. Is it my imagination or is it harder to find nowadays? It used to be a standard at our local but hasn't been there in months now.
Probably not as bitter as Americans would expect for a pale ale but probably defines what it means to say "well balanced".
08-31-2012 17:17:44 | More by sjtmbg
4.4/5 rDev +7.1%
500ml bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
A: Clear and red/amber in color. A thick, rocky white head forms atop the beer and doesn't budge. Lacing is thick, sticky, and clumpy.
S: Malt base of caramel, toffee, and buttery biscuit. Earthy and leafy hop scents of tobacco and garden herbs. Hints of grass and elderflower. Tea leaves and lemon peel. Bready and slightly musty yeast. Quintessentially English.
T: Wave of caramel and toffee at the outset. Subtle tastes of french roast. Grain and biscuit. Leafy and herbal hops steal the show on the mid-palate. Very earthy and oily. Garden herbs and tobacco leaves. Tea with lemon. Minerals. Earthy/chalky yeast taste in the background. Drying finish of tea leaves and garden herbs, a twist of lemon, and toffee and grain malt tastes.
M: Medium bodied. Very lush, creamy, and silky. Filling in the mouth. Mild scrubbing carbonation. Great texture.
O: If I had to choose one beer to represent the entirety of British brewing, this very well might be the one I'd pick. Damn tasty, and so quintessentially British. Flawlessly executed and infinitely drinkable. I'm glad Timothy Taylor and Co. finally relented and decided to start exporting it.
08-29-2012 00:49:16 | More by ryan1788a5
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.68/5 rDev -10.5%
Orange amber colour with a thick and bubbly white head that stays consistent for the duration.
Strong, fruity aroma that is mainly orange and cirtus notes along with some tarty aromas and a little bit of acidity. There is some grassy notes and a touch of biscuit mixed with the malts.
Fruity to begin along with some mild acidity and tart. The summer fruits flavours are quite nice and I can also detect a bit of caramel.
Smooth with a tiny bit of acidity and a medium to full and creamy body. Carbonation is low and there is some fruity tart at the end with a wet finish.
This one was a particularly nice cask beer and a great start to the morning seeing that is was very easy to drink and had a good , lingering fruity aftertaste along with a nice feel to it that was one of the more refreshing cask beers.
08-20-2012 09:53:08 | More by flyingpig
4.38/5 rDev +6.6%
A: Pours a clear golden orange with a puffy, creamy white head.
S: Aromas of biscuit, minerals, black pepper, tobacco, caramel, toffee, and leather fill the nose.
T: Notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, minerals, lemon, chalk, pepper, tobacco, and leather wash across the palate. The finish is exceedingly dry and earthy with complex leather, toffee, and tobacco flavors.
M: Medium-to-full in body, dry, and chewy. Carbonation is crisp, but not forceful. Very drinkable.
O: This is an excellent English pale ale, one of the best I've tried really. Bass and Whitbread have nothing on this beer. Simply a fantastic brew and a near perfect example of what traditional English brewing is all about.
08-08-2012 18:15:59 | More by mrfrancis
4.35/5 rDev +5.8%
Clear reddish-copper body. Thick two fingers of tan head. A thing of beauty.
Nose is tart English malt with a solid tang of low-alpha UK hops.
Flavor is solid (but still fairly light) coppery malt with a moderate blast of earthy hops. Balanced, tasty and solidly drinkable. I get the mineral references, but this is just about the most balanced pub ale I could imagine. A quaffer for sure.
Mouthfeel is zippy and coating. Tangy and satisfying.
Overall, this is a spot one English pint. I've brewed the NB extract clone of this one many times, but never had a bottle. It's fantastic!
Can't wait to try it on cask later this summer...
08-02-2012 22:25:25 | More by ghostwalker
Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
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