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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:
#2,515
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
467
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of puboflyons
4.17/5  rDev +2%
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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of KStark
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of SFC21
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Ty1607
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Khutso
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of watchnerd
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of beergoot
4.09/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of delta490
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of benjaminkhlaw
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of woodychandler
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
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 +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.57/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a strong pale ale at just over 4% abv? not sure if that really flies, but its more of a classic bitter anyways, a well hopped and very clean beer, especially for the style. radiant bronze color with a fluffy off white head an inch high in my wine glass. the nose here is bittering hops, some golding varietal i would guess, and a sturdy pale malt base. the flavor isnt quite as nice as the nose though, very little real hop flavor, but the bitterness is there. the malt really flavors the beer for the most part, slightly stale cereals as we are accustomed to in english pales and bitters, and its all well put together and fairly priced for sure, but there is a finish to this i just dont care for, intense minerality or copper flavor, taste like a handful of coins, unflattering, and with the bitterness is a bit yucky, especially when the beer warms up. but as the style goes, this is one of the better examples that makes it to our shores. medium bodied but real easy drinking still. reminds me of a grey day in london.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Its with soothing malt sweetness and an elegant floral hop character that this distinctive ale carries fruity undertones and a crisp character that's satisfying with every drink. But here's a look deeper...

The unadulterated ale pours with a rich honey-amber color, equipped with an unfiltered and yeasty haze. With glimmers of golden highlights peaking through, the ale releases a creamy ivory-white head to cap the beer sturdily, retains 'til the final sips and trails with sunken rings of lace. Its a standard and prompt appearance.

Its delicate sweetness invites floral and fruity aromatics as the nose reaches deep within the glass. Its malty underpinnings ground the scent with medium caramel, biscuit, light bread crust and the nuttiness of pecan and cashew. Slight earthiness is mildly tobacco-like but is more so woody and herbal.

Its mostly malty, but slightly grainy taste is a testament to the beer's genuine rustic character. Malty-sweet to start, the beer kicks off with caramel, cookie dough and aspartame but then morphs into a marmalade-type fruitiness before weaving into a toasted character of bread crust, cashew and pecan before trailing with earthy tobacco, light earthen spice and tea-like herbs in its modestly bitter finish.

Medium-bodied the ale is classic with its malty-dry tendencies even on the front of the palate. Its light carbonation allows the weight of sweetness to rest comfortably against the tongue before finishing with minty warmth, minerally crispness and mild grain-derived astringency.

Its a delicious beer that sings the classic praise of British ale. Anyone who bellies up to a British bar and orders such Pale Ale as this will be greatly rewarded and satisfied.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of admiral
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid, flavoursome, session beer.

aroma: fruity/citrus mixed with malt. Restrained but pleasant.

taste: fruity/citrus palate which is well balanced with malt. Has some earthy/mineral notes along with some pepper/spice in the finish.

Great fruity/malt combination that goes well when drinking with a meal.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 467 ratings
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