Landlord Pale Ale | Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited

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Landlord Pale AleLandlord Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
England, United Kingdom

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

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Ratings: 469 |  Reviews: 218
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.

Deep amber. Inviting. Nice head.
Lacking. Nothing decernable.
Big flavor for ABV. Hoppy and well balanced. Not a complex beer.
Perfect balance of carbonation and easy drinking.
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 Jacobob10
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

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 paulish
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of grue_soda
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean gold color with not much activity. Creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with moderate legs. Flavors of walnuts, butterscotch, toffee, ginger, nutmeg, sweet grains and herbal hops. Slick and smooth full body with prickly and crispy carbonation. Medium to strong strength finish, nice biscuity feel, sharp barley and bread, ending with some leafy spices. A rich pale ale with lots of personality, good freshness and accessibility. Great maillard effect of caramel, highly sugary but quite thick on the tongue, so the balance is pretty fine. Feels English all the way, though I had better American Pale Ales, let's say it's not that hard to beat. Still highly enjoyable, this is a high quality craft.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
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 -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of phishgator
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
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 -2.4%
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 -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | 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 469 ratings
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