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:
443
Reviews:
206
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
51
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Photo of Jarod_Blecher
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Act25
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Chalky marmalade on lightly toasted dark bread
In London, it's an honor to review such a classic Pale Ale.
However, our taste is so attuned to more powerful IPAs and Stouts that a pale ale just doesnt hit the higher marks. (That's my jaded mouth.)

A - Pours a crystal clear dark amber copper with a two finger foamy beige head that reduces to a thick rim and leaves significant lacing is observed. Adorable.

S - Moderatearomas of earthy hops along with fruity yeast along with biscuit and cracker. A bit of spice and nut.

T: Taste follows smell with earthy tones. Gets sweeter and better as beer warms, with marmalade as the biscuit and cracker malts. That twinge of orange rind in marmalade on lightly toated dark bread.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and dry in the finish.

O: Infinitely sessionable. A great example of the style.

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Photo of DBosco
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.37/5  rDev -17.8%
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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Photo of bjenkins58
3.41/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barnoloid
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An English classic. Pours a satisfying amber color with caramel tint. Nice white head that retains somewhat. The flavor profile is biscuit/cracker with some hints of pepper and tea. Fruitiness to the hops. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium to full body.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nctide
3.22/5  rDev -21.5%
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 SadMachine
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ian_B
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hop_God
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TGS
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beaulabauve
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Johnor3
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 25 oz bottle, nice Amber frothy foam head. Smells of spicy grainy caramel, a very inviting experience. Tastes divine, washing over the tongue gently with notes of Apple, toasted grain, caramel, honey, and that little aftertaste that whispers "have another drink" seductively in your ear. The taste is wonderfully complex, yet incredibly smooooooooooth. It feels as smooth as it tastes in your mouth. Overall I would say this English Pale Ale will be on my shopping list again and again. Timmy Taylor's Landlord Ale was recommended to me by a friend who lives near the brewery. I was very glad that my American neighborhood craft beer store had some in stock.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dull, hazy burnt orange with a loose, half inch, off-white head that gradually settles into a soapy froth. Nose is biscuity, with a hint of spice and a wet cardboard skunk. There’s also a suggestion of something sweet - perhaps honey. Taste consistent with nose with a trace of something metallic towards the back. Mouthfeel is light in body with an assertive carbonation that prickles the back of the throat between quaffs. Overall, not sure if this beer’s past it’s prime. It’s not bad, but definitely has some qualities that suggest it may be old.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shauun176
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jaisell
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Enjoyed from the bottle in a snifter. A brew suggested to us by our friend from across the pond---Ian, who upon seeing this mentioned it was what he often had at his local pub. Cheers mate, looking forward to having more quality brews again.

Pours a beautifully clear orange with a solid head of foam that dissipates to a thick ring and pooling layer of foam that leaves light lacing. Nose of caramel, subtle grassy hops, light citrus notes, and moderate grain notes. Flavors surpass the nose with solid sweet caramel malts and soft grain notes awash in subtle citrus flavors of orange and a touch of apple that fades to a background of lightly bitter and floral hop notes. A fantastic ale that is complex and highly quaff-able. Finishes moderately clean with a solid grain aftertaste and a hint of sweetness. Nice!

Cheers

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Photo of philmid
4.79/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rihup
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours Amber with a low head retention. On the aroma I'm getting caramel, plum. Taste is of fruit, caramel, toffee, biscuit, cereal. Don't mind this at all.

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Landlord Pale Ale from Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
4.1 out of 5 based on 443 ratings.
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