Landlord Pale Ale | Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited

Landlord Pale AleLandlord Pale Ale
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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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Photo of mynie
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I remember that Michael Jackson was fond of this beer, and that it's considered a paragon of English pales. I'd never seen it on an American shelf until today. It recently arrived in store, so hopefully it should be as fresh as a transatlantic voyage would allow.

Pours absolutely gorgeous. Really one of the best pale ale pours I've ever seen. Bright, appetizing amber with a large, rocky white head that's thick enough to hold up a penny.

Smells of very poppy, fruity malt and what for the style is an aggressive hop profile. It's straightforward, but very delicately brewed.

Tastes fantastic, absolutely something that could be considered a stylistic standard bearer, and a direct forefather of early APAs. Fruity, biscuity malt are balanced wonderfully with tangy, lightly bitter hops, and the body is creamy and firm. This would be a true delight on cask.

Excellent. Import price is a bit steep at 5.50 for 17 ounces, but I will probably revisit it nonetheless.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeftoverCrizack
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CMC73
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of risenz
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SamCloughy66
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good aroma - hoppy and honey/flowery.

Excellent flavour, distinctive bitter, interesting.

Great pint.

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Photo of Spike
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 500ml bottle.
L: Perfectly clear. Dark copper colour. Clouds of bubbles rising to two fingers of creamy head. Walls of white lacing. Looks splendid.
S: Rich, malty, toffee nose. Long-lasting. Clean with no off notes.
T: Sweet, biscuity, malt base. Floral & honey hops.
F: Incredibly smooth & silky. Semi-sweet then bitter. Slight chewiness. Light carbonation. Short, lightly bitter finish. Slides down oh so easily.
O: Pouring a beer this rich and smooth from a bottle is a feat in itself even before you consider this has an ABV of only 4.1%. A classic, traditional English bitter. One of the best in the style. Super refreshing. Very quaffable. Not one to nurse and savour but intended to be drunk by the pint, in big gulps, with friends, smiles & laughter.

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Photo of Abinlp
4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I recently had this on tap/draught in London. I'd heard of it before though I hadn't tried it. My English friend was highly excited to grab a pint for me. And I t did not disappoint. A pint of pure bitter/pale ale perfection, well...for my taste buds anyway. One I could easily drink all night. If you like the style, as I do, this is as good as it gets. I've only had two pints mind you, and I've read reviews on how it is occasionally inconsistent, so I can't comment on anything like that.

The color was a bright gold. The aroma was malty and a light citrusy hoppy smell (although I'm writing this a week after having it and that's what I recall). The taste was that wonderful biscuity maltiness that great British pale ales have in common.

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

Clear and goldenrod in color with a thin white head. The aroma is lightly fruity....lightly malty and a bit of apple peal. The taste is balanced, clean, and refreshing. Just enough hops for flavor and balance, and complimentary malt. A bit of tartness, just under the surfance...fruit and a bit of bread. Understated and enjoyable.

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Photo of pcbnumber1
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Part of the "welcome to your new home" basket I recently received from our realtor. It's been years since I last had a bottle of this, but damn if it still doesn't impress.

The beer pours a slightly brownish orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose there is considerable sweet malt, coupled with a lovely light vinegar (the stuff you get at an English pub for your fish and chips), a hint of dry citrus, and a whisper of dry sherry as well. The flavor profile is more of the same, with the sweet malt flavor forward and dominating. Even so, the finish is clean and fairly dry, with a light kiss of bitterness at the very end. Mouthfeel is medium bodied at most, but damn if this doesn't deliver considerable flavor for such a low abv. beer.

Absolutely delicious, and it just goes to show what years of experience crafting great pale ales can bring to the table. Most of the time I want something with a bit more hoppy bitterness these days, but even for a hophead like myself, this was a beer that was easy to enjoy and appreciate. Really quite impressive.

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Photo of witster18
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Here's a perfect example of a beer that I know must be the result of the water. It's a perfectly subtle and utterly poundable pale ale that pours an amber hue, with a light whispy white head. The smell is faint citrus with peel. The taste is GLORIOUS. There's a fantastic chalkiness in the mouthfeel and some in the taste, even though it's actually an english session IPA with an ABV that may turn this into, not only the most poundable brew I've ever had, but certainly a RARE example of how a session IPA can be amazingly complex, subtle, and nearly impossible to recreate as a homebrewer. This beer is ACES! NOtes of Pinapple and lime zest. From the water, to the fermentation method, to my mouth... near perfection. Wowza. Take every American Session Ale and throw it in the trash. A weird mineralness to this one... one of the things I love about it.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of windowside
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bunman3
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GMan310
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
Beer rating: 85.4% out of 100 with 459 ratings
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