Landlord Pale Ale | Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited

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Brewed by:
Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
England, United Kingdom
timothy-taylor.co.uk

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Landlord is the classic pale ale, traditionally brewed using the finest Golden Promise malted barley, whole leaf hops and pure Knowle Spring Water.

Landlord is a full flavoured pale ale with a complex and hoppy aroma.

Landlord has won more major awards than any other beer, including 4 times as CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain.

Landlord is a beer best drunk between 11C and 13C.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 08-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
449
Reviews:
210
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10%
 
 
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104
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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours copper-like and with a big head, somewhat uncharacteristically for a British ale. The aroma is metallic and with some suggestions of flowers, but also a lot of toffee. The flavor is bitter upfront followed by some balancing sweetness that reminds of candied apples. Very little carbonation.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.62/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of phishgator
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 500 ML bottle. Poured a nice pale color and decent white foamy head. The carbonation was solid and the earthy hops came through. There was a dryness that I would say was probably from the hops as well. A well balanced and made english style pale ale.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a burnt orange/copper color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that slid off fairly quick. Stringy soapy lace. The aroma had some estery sweet floral hops over top of buttered biscuits, somewhat cracker-like/touch of herbal. The flavor was moderately sweet pulling the malts in front to even the keel of the overall taste surrounding the hops. Aftertaste was quaint, somewhat malty, buttery and soapy. Finish was quick and malty. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt low but expected. ABV felt good. Overall, pretty good bitter with the diacetyl controlled enough to not be distracting. Probably be a good one for Americans to give a shit before delving into the world of Bitters.

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Photo of lhwjanssen
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear copper color with about an inch off-white head that stuck around for a while. There's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like dried fruit, candied oranges, caramel, and earthiness. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some floralness and bready malt flavors. Nice lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. I think Landlord is a good, easy drinking English Pale Ale. I'd like to try this again in the future, definitely worth picking up. I liked it! $5.39 a bottle.

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Photo of PorterPro125
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 500 mL Bottle (Best Before Jan. 2018)

L- Pours a beautiful copper coloured liquid topped by a 1/2 finger lumpy white head. Good retention. Lots of sticky lacing.

S- Sweet, bready malts and a nice, solid hop bite (cascade, I believe?).

T- Slightly sweet malts accompanied by a nice earthy and citrus hop presence. I'm also getting a hint of apple every now and then.

F- Silky medium body and low-ish carbonation. The perfect balance for a fine English Pale Ale.

O- I've had a ton of English Pale Ale's in my years of drinking beer, but never one that was actually from England; Timothy Taylor's Landlord changed all of that. The way everything comes together in this brew is just exceptional: The appearance is gorgeous, the aromas and flavours are simple yet punchy, and the beer itself is ultra drinkable (some might even say sessionable). If you can get it in your area, do yourself a favour a pick up a couple bottles!

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Photo of Macamah
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jcubz
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phishagonia
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Momon
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lk42
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMullet
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper/amber.
Smell is sweet malt and biscuit.
Taste is mildly sweet malt, followed by a bit of bitter citrus.
Smooth and balanced.
Classic English Pale Ale.

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Photo of cwkash
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lonborgski
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear deep copper gold--not pale.
Aroma of malt followed by hops--raisin toast.
Taste is well balanced, slightly bitter toasty fruit.
Nice tangy mouthfeel, but drinkable.
Overall a very good English pale ale.

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Photo of mynie
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I remember that Michael Jackson was fond of this beer, and that it's considered a paragon of English pales. I'd never seen it on an American shelf until today. It recently arrived in store, so hopefully it should be as fresh as a transatlantic voyage would allow.

Pours absolutely gorgeous. Really one of the best pale ale pours I've ever seen. Bright, appetizing amber with a large, rocky white head that's thick enough to hold up a penny.

Smells of very poppy, fruity malt and what for the style is an aggressive hop profile. It's straightforward, but very delicately brewed.

Tastes fantastic, absolutely something that could be considered a stylistic standard bearer, and a direct forefather of early APAs. Fruity, biscuity malt are balanced wonderfully with tangy, lightly bitter hops, and the body is creamy and firm. This would be a true delight on cask.

Excellent. Import price is a bit steep at 5.50 for 17 ounces, but I will probably revisit it nonetheless.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CMC73
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of risenz
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SamCloughy66
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good aroma - hoppy and honey/flowery.

Excellent flavour, distinctive bitter, interesting.

Great pint.

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Photo of Spike
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 500ml bottle.
L: Perfectly clear. Amber colour. Clouds of bubbles rising to two fingers of creamy head. Walls of white lacing.
S: Malt nose. Clean. No off notes.
T: Sweet, biscuity, malt base. Floral & honey hops.
F: Incredibly smooth & silky. Semi-sweet then bitter. Slight chewiness. Light carbonation. Short, lightly bitter finish. Slides down oh so easily.
O: Pouring a beer this rich and smooth from a bottle with no widget is a feat in itself even before you consider this has an ABV of only 4.1%. A classic, traditional English bitter. One of the best in the style. Super refreshing. Very quaffable. Not one to nurse and savour but intended to be drunk by the pint, in big gulps, with friends, smiles & laughter.

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Photo of Abinlp
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I recently had this on tap/draught in London. I'd heard of it before though I hadn't tried it. My English friend was highly excited to grab a pint for me. And I t did not disappoint. A pint of pure bitter/pale ale perfection, well...for my taste buds anyway. One I could easily drink all night. If you like the style, as I do, this is as good as it gets. I've only had two pints mind you, and I've read reviews on how it is occasionally inconsistent, so I can't comment on anything like that.

The color was a bright gold. The aroma was malty and a light citrusy hoppy smell (although I'm writing this a week after having it and that's what I recall). The taste was that wonderful biscuity maltiness that great British pale ales have in common.

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Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
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