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Landlord Pale Ale | Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited

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Brewed by:
Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 08-18-2002

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Ratings:
410
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
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Photo of staubot
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Lots of carbonation out of the bottle. Two finger head died down pretty quick but left a nice cover. Smelled of biscuity malts with floral hints. Tastes like a solid Pale Ale with hops up from and some malts following. Slight bitterness a the end. I actually found it did not deliver enough on the smell for me to give it higher marks here. I good clean refreshing beer that meets its mark but just didnt find it "outstanding."

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Photo of mickwin
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pale golden with generous foamy head, aroma is slighty hoppy with malt with a hint of pineapple, flavour is rich and rewarding,, strong malt with caramel, a little lemon, nice balance of sweet and sour, really nice beer, very drinkable.

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Photo of kitschiguy
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into an English pint glass.

Look - Poured a beautiful reddish gold colour with a small but nice looking fine, white head.

Nose - Amazing - very expressive and malty with biscuit aromas, some light spice. Complex.

Palate - Very smooth and well balanced. Complex malt flavours, some orange and toasty flavours and a little spice. Complex Lovely.

Mouth - good and full but not as good as some other similar English Ales.

Some lacing. Medium carbonation.

Wonderful brew. Sessionable.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of Act25
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Chalky marmalade on lightly toasted dark bread
In London, it's an honor to review such a classic Pale Ale.
However, our taste is so attuned to more powerful IPAs and Stouts that a pale ale just doesnt hit the higher marks. (That's my jaded mouth.)

A - Pours a crystal clear dark amber copper with a two finger foamy beige head that reduces to a thick rim and leaves significant lacing is observed. Adorable.

S - Moderatearomas of earthy hops along with fruity yeast along with biscuit and cracker. A bit of spice and nut.

T: Taste follows smell with earthy tones. Gets sweeter and better as beer warms, with marmalade as the biscuit and cracker malts. That twinge of orange rind in marmalade on lightly toated dark bread.

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

O: Infinitely sessionable. A great example of the style.

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Photo of stevoj
3.37/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A decent bitter, adequate beige head, good lacing, amber body, slight carbonation. Aroma is hops, pine and malt. Taste is fainter, but lingering palate is sharp and tangy. Delicious

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An English classic. Pours a satisfying amber color with caramel tint. Nice white head that retains somewhat. The flavor profile is biscuit/cracker with some hints of pepper and tea. Fruitiness to the hops. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium to full body.

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Photo of Nctide
3.22/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I wonder if there may be something off with this bottle. The aroma is a moderately sweet biscuit and not overwhelming but definitely present cardboard skunkiness. The taste starts with crackery malts and finishes with a bit of hop spice and an unpleasant metallic quality. The metal taste lessened on successive sips but still detracts from the overall impression.

After enjoying the boltmaker I was anxious to try this one. Oh well.

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Photo of Johnor3
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25 oz bottle, nice Amber frothy foam head. Smells of spicy grainy caramel, a very inviting experience. Tastes divine, washing over the tongue gently with notes of Apple, toasted grain, caramel, honey, and that little aftertaste that whispers "have another drink" seductively in your ear. The taste is wonderfully complex, yet incredibly smooooooooooth. It feels as smooth as it tastes in your mouth. Overall I would say this English Pale Ale will be on my shopping list again and again. Timmy Taylor's Landlord Ale was recommended to me by a friend who lives near the brewery. I was very glad that my American neighborhood craft beer store had some in stock.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dull, hazy burnt orange with a loose, half inch, off-white head that gradually settles into a soapy froth. Nose is biscuity, with a hint of spice and a wet cardboard skunk. There’s also a suggestion of something sweet - perhaps honey. Taste consistent with nose with a trace of something metallic towards the back. Mouthfeel is light in body with an assertive carbonation that prickles the back of the throat between quaffs. Overall, not sure if this beer’s past it’s prime. It’s not bad, but definitely has some qualities that suggest it may be old.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the bottle in a snifter. A brew suggested to us by our friend from across the pond---Ian, who upon seeing this mentioned it was what he often had at his local pub. Cheers mate, looking forward to having more quality brews again.

Pours a beautifully clear orange with a solid head of foam that dissipates to a thick ring and pooling layer of foam that leaves light lacing. Nose of caramel, subtle grassy hops, light citrus notes, and moderate grain notes. Flavors surpass the nose with solid sweet caramel malts and soft grain notes awash in subtle citrus flavors of orange and a touch of apple that fades to a background of lightly bitter and floral hop notes. A fantastic ale that is complex and highly quaff-able. Finishes moderately clean with a solid grain aftertaste and a hint of sweetness. Nice!

Cheers

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

Pours Amber with a low head retention. On the aroma I'm getting caramel, plum. Taste is of fruit, caramel, toffee, biscuit, cereal. Don't mind this at all.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For me, this just what I want in a cask ale. Perfectly balanced, nice light grainy maltiness with just enough hops to dry things out, and a long finish. Moreish, and lovely.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a half finger of head on a cloudy dark straw body.
The aroma is lots of dark fruits and grain. Really nice.
The taste has a mild sweetness to start, then lemon, slightly metallic, bitterness to finish.
The texture is crisp with soft edges.
Great smelling and tastes good too.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

My 2000th review. Bottle. Beer that has always intrigued me and randomly found on a shelf, fresh from across the pond. Landlord pours a clear, deep orange. Attractive, tan head. Very lacy. British yeast, which smells of apples. Caramel, toffee, biscuit malt. Floral hops and just a bit of sweet citrus hops, along with woody hops. The flavor is all of the nose but less sweet and more to my liking. More bitter than I was anticipating. Woody, slightly citrusy and grassy hops. Bakery-medley malt with caramel additions. Fruity and apple-dominated yeast. Gets better as it warms because a good Brit beer isn't served cold. Far more body than a beer of such light alcohol should be able to possess. Massaging bubbles. Landlord makes me want to shout "ALE" in a British accent. This is a definitive U.K. ale to me. Cheers to my #2000; this was a cool beer for the liquid inauguration.

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Photo of patpbr
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Amber color with a foamy head, lots of carbonation bubbles and a head that dissipated quickly.
S - Grainy malts.
T - Very similar to the smell with hoppy flavors coming out.
M - Light body with a crisp dry finish.
O - Easy drinking and well rounded.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of bubbly surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing slides quickly down the glass.

S- Nice cereal grain malt aroma that reminds me of fresh oatmeal. And it's not sweet like fresh wort but rather has more of that straight grainy smell.

T- Flavor mirrors the aroma with a husky grain taste, slight earthy hop bitterness and biscuity malt. Extremely drinkable yet very flavorful and well-balanced.

M- Small hop bite with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- As far as the English Pale Ale style goes, this is quite outstanding. It would be tough to find a beer more tasty than this while still residing within the traditional style guidelines.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Sold amber colouration even heading towards dark amber. Streaming CO2 and a modest head of light foam that has low retention.

Smell - Funky malty smell which is bready like a half baked baguette or Dutch Suker Bole.

Taste - The flavour is pretty much exactly the same as the smell, an odd dough like flavour similar to half baked baguette and suker bole and also some mild hop bitterness that is almost invisible.

MF - Thin and mild to the point of being pretty dull. It is not bad just not exciting and a little poor for the style. Light bodied and boring.

Overall - Pretty solid and decent enough but not a particularly exciting beer.

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Photo of interzen
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle (BBE October 2015) into a nonic glass

Look: Very dark amber, almost coppery - fair amount of fizz in this particular bottle, so the head dissipated pretty quickly.

Smell: Quite fruity with a hit of hops and malt. Other than that, not really a lot to get hold of.

Taste: It's a fairly hoppy ale, and the hops are well up front - doesn't quite mask the citrusy flavours, but these are more noticeable in the aftertaste anyway, at least for me.

Feel: the initial fizziness didn't last long, leaving little in the way of noticeable carbonation. It's not a heavy beer by any means, and sits nicely between full-on pale (blonde) ales and porters/stouts. Fairly dry and hoppy finish, but not overbearingly so.

Overall: being a Yorkshire ale I feel I should stand up for Landlord but really there's no need to - it's a popular draught brew in several pubs hereabouts and is a deserved reputation as a good, solid pint. One of my favourites if I'm drinking out.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

I am amazed that I've not scored or rated TT LL I most have had a fair few cask pints & bottles whilst on Ba 

bottled it presents itself as a pretty average bitter but a standard really for mass produced English Ale

On Cask it can vary greatly, mainly because it has a pretty good rep meaning that some
**ahem** landlords will think the quality of the beer will make up for their lack of knowledge/ability
one of those that makes you wonder if they bottle conditioned........

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Photo of janubio
3/5  rDev -26.8%

Amber colour, small head that leaves a good lace. Smell of lime, a bit like something rotten, sulphur, fruits and caramel. Rough palate. Taste of toffee, sulphur, floral.

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Photo of Jetulio
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

500 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass

Appearance......Copper /amber  beer with foamy and everlasting head colour white of 3 fingers aprox

Aroma...............   Hops, malt, bread and orchard fruits. 

Taste........ Some citric notes and then hop , touch of bitterness lasting in mouth all the time.

Mouthfeel........... medium/full body and soft carbonation

Overall............ a very recomendable pale ale, hops are present with style.

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Photo of cratez
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Timothy Taylor Landlord Pale Ale - 4.3% ABV - Purchased at The Foodery Northern Liberties in Philadelphia, PA.

A: Pours a very clear golden amber hue with four fingers of frothy white foam and lots of bubbles in the body. Sheets of lacing line the IPA glass. An impressive looking brew, almost perfect in appearance.

S: Sulphur, herbal-grassy-earthy hops, honeyed cracker, floral notes, grainy malt, orange jujube, hint of lemon, perfume. A vibrant and classically English nose. Awesome.

T: Herbal, grassy, and earthy hops, caramel, cracker-like malt, orange pekoe tea, slight sulphur, jujube, balanced and somewhat tannic bitterness with lemony afters. A delicious, nuanced bitter.

M: Medium-bodied, silky-smooth palate, crisp carbonation, spicy and prickly hop bitterness lingers long with a balanced, drying finish. Nice.

O: An archetype EPA that hits all of the right notes. I can definitely see why Landlord is considered the benchmark for the style, and I would gladly buy this again.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured from 500 ml bottle into an English pub glass. Initially large off-white head that quickly dissolves down, leaving a nice light butterscotch bronze liquid, moderately bubbly and smooth on the palate. Aroma is floral earthy hops, that "forest floor" smell one can read about, with a subtle sweet grain maltiness that almost evokes "lager" in my perhaps addled mind and a grape-like fruitiness. Fairly sweet on the palate, light buttered toast and corn meal, light orange and Concord grape, with everything blurring together (in a good way). Overarching impression is one of juiciness and a front to back citric character, albeit nothing harsh or astringent. Nil alcohol taste. My example may be slightly oxidized but nothing that masks the beer's underlying complexity. Subtlety is indeed strength.

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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Dark amber colour with good lacing and carbonation.

The aroma is mild and of earthy floral hops.

The taste is malty and sweet with earthy floral hops and lingering bitterness. A pleasant flavour. Combining the best of English beer flavours without anything striking. Well balanced.

Overall this is very flavourful for the low avb and is a good representation of the English Pale Ale style. No one facet of the beer stands out but it's well balanced nature is its strength.

82/10

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As an American recently moved to London, I'm still trying to find some go-to brews. I'm finding a lot of the bitters and pale ales just don't do it for me...mostly because I'm craving some fresh hop flavor per American microbrew standards. However, I've had some enjoyable, if forgettable beers in the process. Timothy Taylor's Landord is one of those. Not much nose...some hint of musty English hops and a little bready-fruityness. Overall flavor pretty good with balanced malt and bitterness. I get a little of that toasted bread characteristic others mention, but not that much. Overall, a pretty flavorful brew with good balance and full mouthfeel. However, like many pretty good beers in this style, I find it to be pretty forgettable. Kinda like a Sam Adams. That is to say, I'd be happy to drink some more, but can see myself dreaming about it at night.

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Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
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