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
Gots:
54
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Photo of Drummermean
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BobAshton
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured from 500 ml bottle into an English pub glass. Initially large off-white head that quickly dissolves down, leaving a nice light butterscotch bronze liquid, moderately bubbly and smooth on the palate. Aroma is floral earthy hops, that "forest floor" smell one can read about, with a subtle sweet grain maltiness that almost evokes "lager" in my perhaps addled mind and a grape-like fruitiness. Fairly sweet on the palate, light buttered toast and corn meal, light orange and Concord grape, with everything blurring together (in a good way). Overarching impression is one of juiciness and a front to back citric character, albeit nothing harsh or astringent. Nil alcohol taste. My example may be slightly oxidized but nothing that masks the beer's underlying complexity. Subtlety is indeed strength.

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Photo of DanielTroper
4.56/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Dark amber colour with good lacing and carbonation.

The aroma is mild and of earthy floral hops.

The taste is malty and sweet with earthy floral hops and lingering bitterness. A pleasant flavour. Combining the best of English beer flavours without anything striking. Well balanced.

Overall this is very flavourful for the low avb and is a good representation of the English Pale Ale style. No one facet of the beer stands out but it's well balanced nature is its strength.

82/10

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Photo of Slongie
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of canucklehead
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of captaincoffee
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another edit...this seems to be one of the more fickle beers out there. When it's on, it's on. When it's not on (and it often isn't), it's so disappointing. Very hard to give a true score since in all the times I've had it on cask (bottle version isnt worth drinking IMHO) it has occasionally been a 4+ beer, but mostly a 3.75 beer, and occasionally a 3.4 kinda beer.
Edit...on cask this is a much better beer with plenty of light fruity malt and a hidden bitterness that really comes through in the finish. Very good beer. Bottle is not so great as indicated in my original review below.
As an American recently moved to London, I'm still trying to find some go-to brews. I'm finding a lot of the bitters and pale ales just don't do it for me...mostly because I'm craving some fresh hop flavor per American microbrew standards. However, I've had some enjoyable, if forgettable beers in the process. Timothy Taylor's Landord is one of those. Not much nose...some hint of musty English hops and a little bready-fruityness. Overall flavor pretty good with balanced malt and bitterness. I get a little of that toasted bread characteristic others mention, but not that much. Overall, a pretty flavorful brew with good balance and full mouthfeel. However, like many pretty good beers in this style, I find it to be pretty forgettable. Kinda like a Sam Adams. That is to say, I'd be happy to drink some more, but can see myself dreaming about it at night.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%

500ml bottle, $5.49. I usually avoid English beers because I worry about freshness but I picked this up after gearing it's a good one. Light caramel color, decent head. Aroma is sort Of bready. Flavor is malty and pretty darn good. Pretty much what I was expecting from an English pale, not bad at all.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of innominat
3.32/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of mustithecat
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Chico1985
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pretty infamous English pale it seems, finally getting around to review it.

Appearance - Copper-colored beer with a white head. A mostly full cap is left by the end along with bits of lace.

Smell - On the faint side, but pleasant notes of tea leaves, honey, bread, light spices and fruits.

Taste - Nice improvement here, nice full-feeling malt profile of butter, toasted biscuit and toffee. Decent floral/herbal/citrus hop fix. Still getting some brown sugar-esque spice tones.

Mouthfeel - Very nice malt-driven feel while still providing some hop bitterness, light but ample carbonation, way fuller than you'd expect for such a low ABV.

Overall - Admittedly, I'm not the biggest English ale fan, this is probably one of the better examples I've had of a low ABV pale ale though. Flavor and mouthfeel are especially noteworthy considering the strength, plenty of tasty malt with a decent little hop dose as well, easy to throw back a 500ml of this.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.68/5  rDev +14.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of mcdaddyo21
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

. this great all round ale, i was well surprised with my chance purchase from sainsbury in newry, pours nice, looks well in the glass, great head retention and great balance throughout, i'm just sorry now i didnt get a few more, it will definately be on my shopping list next time

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Photo of Treyliff
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, poured into an imperial pint glass

A- pours a dark golden amber color with a small foamy white head that retains nicely long after the pour, leaving some short lasting lace behind

S- subtle but complex floral and fruity hop aromas up front, underlying malt gives aromas of biscuit and caramel, with notes of bread and toasted nuts. It finishes woodsy with an herbal tea aroma, quite complex

T- big malty bill up front with highlights of caramel and toasted bread crust, there's a nice nuttiness that kicks in mid-palate with some earthy tobacco and herbal tea, fruity and floral hop bitterness on a dry finish

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- by far the best English Pale that I've had, nice balance of bready caramel malt with herbal and floral hop, I can see why this is considered the standard

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Photo of magpieken
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. BB Jan 15. Pours a pale amber colour with a pillowy off-white head which persisted. Restrained aroma of honey, fruity hops and sweet, caramel malt. Light sweetness at the start gives way to a mineral, light to medium bitter finish. Light to medium body. Nicely balanced and very easy drinking.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of xhuang61
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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