Landlord Pale Ale | Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited

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BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#2,774
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
479
pDev:
9.78%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 479 |  Reviews: 221
Photo of BlueSpader
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.11/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

16.9 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Sprayberry Bottle Shop in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, orange amber-hued body with a medium-small, near white head.

Smell: Lightly toasted maltiness, a teensy tiny hint of diacetyl, some estery fruitiness and earthy, dried floral, herbal hop tones.

Taste: Toasted bread, a brushing of toffee sweetness. Moderately fruity. Herbal, earthy and a bit spicy. Lightly bitter. Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor has a steely hard water minerality throughout. Carbonic bite on the tingly finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation, a bit prickly on the tongue.

Overall: Not diggin' it.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltofOH
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle L7128 18:13. Nonic pint (imperial).

A: pours a dark copper orange with a slight haze and one finger of beige head. A little spotty lacing, not much.

S: green, dank, earthy, woodsy hops. Sweet, candied orange esters. Same smell as three frogs, as Sam Smiths IPA. Is that smell the type of hops, or just that the beer is old?

T: dry arrival, immediately hoppy and spicy. Malty light middle. Full-on earthy, green, dank, grassy, floral, bitter ending. Floral bitterness lingers. Is this a pale or an IPA? Decidedly English woodsy, floral, dank, medicinal hop character. Hops really stand out; I get less of the ester character than expected.

M: fuller bodied than expected for a 4.3% beer! Lighter end of midweight. Fairly high carbonation. Mildly astringent, as expected for something so bitter.

O: when will American brewers learn to do this? This beer is loaded with flavor and texture at 4.3% ABV. It is hoppy enough to wake up your senses, but balanced enough to pair with food, and low enough ABV to session. I expected it to be watery at this ABV, but it really wasn’t. So glad I had this. It was $5.50 for the 500ml, which is really pricey, so it is a poor value, though. I also cannot decipher the date code, so can’t tell whether it was bottled on the 128th day of 2017. If so, this is old as hell and still tastes great. I knocked off a quarter point for value and dating.

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Photo of Dennis-King
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If drank within 20 miles of the brewery as good as it gets

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Photo of kbrown
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer_Dolemite
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just an amazing beer of the type, light hops, good malt balance.

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Photo of maccionnaith
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From bottle. Worth seeking out on Cask if kept well a 5/5

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Photo of paresis
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bret717
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- Pours golden, crystal clear liquid with a thin head that sticks around.

Aroma- slightly sweet crackery malt and floral hops

Taste follows the nose, with a rich malty fullness that peaks about halfway through, then floral hops come in on top of that and finish things out with a mild bitterness that lingers for a bit

Feel- light to medium bodied, crisp, easy drinker

Overall- exceptional pale ale with full rich maltiness balanced by light flowery hops.

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Photo of Curt3
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle poured into a tumbler

Pours a deep and rich hazy amber color with a lovely full creamy off white head, lots of retention and lacing, lots of carbonation streaming up the glass's middle, love the appearance. Toasted, bready malts, spice, toffee, subtle aromas of floral and orange hoppy notes, smells promising. Follows the nose with mild hop notes of citrus and floral, great balance of malts like bread along with caramel, toffee, and a touch of spice, well balanced and easy to drink. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation and smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

This surprised me, great balance of hops and malts, I could definitely drink quite a few of these as the ABV is perfect for multiple servings, definitely going to pick this up again if it comes around.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Timothy Taylor Langford | Draft @ Fat Badger, Harrogate

Classic Yorkshire bitter. Overshadowed by boltmaker - locals still drink landlord though.

L4.25
Deep amber. Inviting. Nice head.
S2.75
Lacking. Nothing decernable.
T4.25
Big flavor for ABV. Hoppy and well balanced. Not a complex beer.
F4.24
Perfect balance of carbonation and easy drinking.
O4.25
Yorkshire bitters aren’t my absolute favourite, but for its type it’s hard to beat. Balanced would be the word I would choose to describe. On a cold winters night, get cozy next to the fire and grab a pint of Landlord, you won’t be disappointed.

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Photo of Jacobier10
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz bottle.

Deep amber color and slightly hazy. A pillowy white head sits on top and leaves patchy lacing on the glass.

Very mild aroma initially, but I think I might have poured it too cold. Both the aroma and flavor really open up as the beer warms. Toasted malt and caramel, balanced by a subtle fruitiness that has an orange and almost berry-like quality to it.

Smooth finish. Light bitterness that gives it a dry feel. Medium-light bodied.

Really nice pale ale, and a nice change of pace from the more hop-forward American versions. If this were on-tap, or better yet, on cask, I could see myself drinking pint after pint of this.

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Photo of leinie13
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mistahmojoryan
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopsputin
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: dark amber color. had on cask so no head as i drink

s: caramel, strawberry, and a touch of noble-like hops

t: just like the aroma. Caramel and a nice smooth (but faint) earthy hop taste

m: light mouthfeel, no carbonation (had on cask)

o: solid and sessionable. light, but has a nice flavor to it

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Photo of JTuomi
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Charliethebrit
4.87/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I ama bit spoilt. I have had this straight out of the barrel in Yorkshire. I was in a pub there, ran by one of the best landlords in Britain (no pun intended). All of a sudden he said "ay lads, there is a new barrel of Landlord on". has a was a mad rush for the bar, I mean everyone.
Just like straight out of the barrel version, the bottled does not have much head. It is hazy, which is great, as too many other breweries over filter and take out all the goodness. Not much nose. It does have a slight caramel hint and the hops are very English, kind of subtle. So this is an easy drinking pale ale, reminds me of the real thing (barrel), but still outstanding and refreshing any time.

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Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 479 ratings