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
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#4,594
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
484
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
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Ratings: 484 |  Reviews: 224
Photo of SteveTheDog
2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of Alpha309
2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of laituegonflable
2.6/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark orange kind of colour, good head and nice lacing. Boring, really, except for the head and lace. I always like something in lace that gives me head.

Hops and quite fruitgasmic on the nose. Nice dose of herbs, while at the same time quite sweet. Not sure what to make of it, but good characters.

Taste is hoppy on the front but kind of syrupy at the back with an unpleasant yeast character. Sort of lives up to its name (more so than the alc/vol does, bloody rort I say), but not really pleasant. Earthy, but not really rich or complex. The finish is the most complex part, but it's too sweet to be good. Mouthfeel kind of clings to your mouth.

I would expect a 'strong' ale to knock you out immediately. While this does have a 'strong' sort of flavour, it's not pleasant enough for you to drink enough to knock you out. A disappointment.

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Photo of factoide
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of janubio
3/5  rDev -26.7%

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 lacqueredmouse
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice clear orange-gold colour, with a filmy white head of tight bubbles. Excellent lacing. Minimal carbonation. Looks decent, but a little bit insipid.

Funky barnyard aroma on the nose, wet yeast, wet straw and organic leavings. Some sweet grain aromas, but the funky unpleasantness cuts through, making it smell like mould has got into the grainbags.

Quite a strong biting bitterness gushing up through the palate, overwhelming any other flavours, which are initially just a hint of sweaty malt and seltzer water. It's very one dimensional, and the hops are the grittiest type of English flavours. Can't say I'm a huge fan.

It's drinkable enough, but it's very one dimensional. Like a standard English pale with the hops up, but not the complexity I expect in, say, an ESB. Just too much of the one character. Quite a shame given some of the excellent reviews of this brew on here.

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Photo of josanguapo
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From elcervecero. In Ikea's pint glass. Watching Game of Thrones 7x02. Odd profile that I havent enjoyed much but neither disliked. Dry, earthy and mineral. Well adjusted bitterness but with neutral flavor hops

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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 hefevice
3.18/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From bottle, getting pretty close to use by date (3 months). Pours clear orange/amber with a good bubbly head that retains pretty well. Sweet malt and flowery hops dominate the aroma with a little grass in the background. Flavour is sweet at first, then the bitterness hits and stays around for a while in the aftertaste. Probably mild for hop-heads, but quite bitter for me. Carbonation is good and overall it goes down quite smooth. I think I need a bit more practice with this style.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.22/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L- The clearest beer I have poured in a long while. Mid chestnut, pours with small white head that clears to lacing.
S- Fresh, tricky as I believe I'm congested right now [I'll give it 3/5 as I can't judge the +ves, but detect nil negatives]
T- mild balanced flavour into dry finish. Very pleasant, no 'sledge-hammer' elements of any kind.
M- Feels light, and at 4.1% that makes sense. Refreshing on the palette.
O- Very sessionable. Refreshing, light, could fill my tank with this all evening.

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Photo of Nctide
3.22/5  rDev -21.3%
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 His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of HevvyMetalHippie
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of brbrocc
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of xhuang61
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of innominat
3.32/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmashPants
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation-European style slim-line brown pop top with classy, old-style label. 500 ml bottle, with best-by date of March 2012. 4.1% abv.

Appearance-Poured into a tulip pint, this brew pours a light burnt orange hue with a nice ivory cap which soon fades to a thick film with decent stick.

Smell-(I swear, though I know it’s odd) I get peachy and stone fruit notes here, whether from the hops or the yeast, I can’t say. Either way, it’s very nice. Ghost of toasted white bread in the background.

Taste-Not quite as rich/full as I was expecting, based on the reviews and the reputation of this beer. Nice malty background with some stone fruit and earthy hop flavors as well. Pretty strong, clean bitterness.

Conclusion-Not a bad pale ale, just not quite the benchmark/game-changer I was expecting. B-

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.36/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2012. A classic Yorkshire ale.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear orange-amber colour with good carbonation. Forms a large head of frothy off-white foam that hangs around for a couple of minutes before subsiding. Aroma of grainy caramel malt with notes of yeast, faint leafy hops and a distinct whiff of diacetyl.

Tastes of caramel malt with a mild bitter finish. A dominant note of buttery diacetyl, along with hints of grain, toffee, dry yeast and subtle aromatic hops. Quite dry, with a stewed hop bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, but rather astringent. Dries the palate. Aftertaste of bitter caramel malt and diacetyl.

OK, if not amazing. I've had this on cask before and remember it being better. The diacetyl hit certainly detracts from the character. Otherwise, it's well balanced and drinkable. Worth sampling (on cask if possible).

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Photo of stevoj
3.37/5  rDev -17.6%
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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Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 484 ratings