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
Ratings:
449
Reviews:
210
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10%
 
 
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104
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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

English pint bottle (date stamp L2306 08:41) poured into a Tulip Stout glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy copper. Thin off white head with some islands of lacing which eventually all died back to nothing by the end of the glass.

Smell: Floral, light metallic note, herbal/leafy hops.

Taste: Tea-like English bitter hops, nutty, hint of butter, hint of citrus and bergamot in the hops as well as the beer approaches room temp.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation with some definite spiciness on the tongue that isn't carbonation. Just slightly thicker than water.

Overall / Drinkability: I suspect this beer would be far better on cask and fresh. I suspect it is past its prime by the time I got to it. Still, a full flavor English Pale Ale which I suspect would be amazing on cask. One bottle though in this case is enough for me. Went well enough with food (BLT, salad) but otherwise I view the overall experience as just ok. Drinkability was such that I finished it, but I'm not wanting another.

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Photo of Wobbly
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

World class bitter. One of my favorites.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

a 500ml bottle enjoyed chilled in a half pint glass.

The color is golden amber with gently hazed honey-like look and very thick frothy light beige cream fine bead and good retention throughout.
The smell has a lot of aroma from gentle herble hops with yeast that has light pear and sweet malt with mild caramel aroma and slight mineral accent from the yeast with a nice spice ester to augment.
The feel is light with malt up front and slight diacetyl smooths the gentle spice and medium high carbonation with a moderate amount of bitterness with semi-dry light sweet finish.

The taste is malt influenced with light sweetness and breadiness that leads to light herbal flavor from hops with light apple and pear from the yeast in the middle with hops that have a spiciness which accents the breadiness from the yeast and malt. The malt flavor also has a mild amount of caramel which blends well with the fruitiness in the yeast and contributes a slight sweet taste after the swallow. Overall I loved this -probably the best in this style of English Pale I have taste. I like the complexity for such a small beer -drinkability and worth repeated tastes, excellent flavor which is good for being a bottled English Pale.

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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

From the bottle marked L2306-09:25. Sampled on May 31, 2014.

The pour is light copper-amber with a very slight haze leading up to a robust off-white head that eventually fades down to a ring. Good lacing as it fades.

Bitters are such a UK phenom and maybe it is the water but they are very distinctive as far as I am concerned. This one fits the aromatic bill with its toasted malts, UK sugar sweetness, and clean yet subtle hop bite.

Light to medium texture but smooth.

The taste is unique to Britain. I feel like saying "Jolly good" as I sip this one down. Good sweet malt character, sweetness, and a mild bitterness to end. Enjoyable.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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

Dark gold body with a thick, big bubble foam head. Earthy, butterscotch-like aroma, caramel/crystal malt character; yeasty. Excellent blend of toasted malt sweetness with a crisp, smooth hop bitterness equaling things out. Medium body; crisp, semi-dry finish.

It always is a joy to experience a tasty yet mild ale with a relatively low ABV content. Landlord fits the bill to a 'T'. The malt sugars are warm and smooth throughout, providing a surprisingly big depth in rich, toasted flavor notes. The hops counterbalance things nicely, staying in the background for the most part, yet far from being meek and inconsequential overall; they do a nice bittering job without going overboard. If this were more readily available, it could very well become one of my go-to, session brews. A very fine ale.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of woodychandler
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Straight from the Hunger n Thirst bottle shop and into my glass, the Landlord is no longer identified as "Strong", but he and I still have business to conduct.

From the bottle: "Timothy Taylor's Est. 1858"; ""Championship Winner"; "Lanlord is the classic pale ale, brewed in the traditional way from the famous Knowle Spring water, using only the finest malt and leaf hops. This full flavoured brew has been crowned Supreme Champion Beer of Britain four times at the Great British Beer Festival; no other beer in the U. K. has won as many awards."; "Timothy Taylor started brewing at Keighley in 1858, and his business continues as a family company at the original brewery, maintaining the tradition of excellence he established."

My aggro pour created a massive three fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with great retention. Color was a button-bright deep-copper (SRM = > 13, < 17). Nose smelled of biscuit malt and grassy hops. My mouth began to water in anticipation! I queued up the Dead Kennedys' "Let's Lynch the Landlord" as musical accompaniment and away I went. Mouthfeel was slick, almost oily, and the taste was spot-on. A beautiful blend of the malt and hops, each allowing the other to have its moment on the tongue. It was a mellow drink, to be sure, almost tea-like, but very soothing and comforting. Great lacing appeared in my glass as I drank. I feel lucky to have scored the last one on the shelf yesterday. Finish was semi-dry with the malt not being overly sweet and the hops not being overly aggressive. A nice way to begin my afternoon.

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Photo of Tom_Gilman
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
4.1 out of 5 based on 449 ratings.
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