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Beer – #401 – Timothy Taylor – Landlord

Run away from the edge — which I’m doing by drinking this –  Timothy Taylor Landlord  – English beer.  I’ve seen this around and though I should.

Brewed by Timothy Taylor in the gold old style that is a Bitter or it might be  of course a real old English Pale Ale and they are in Keighley, England

Ye Olde Selfie

Ye Olde Selfie

A 500ml bottle of a beer of 4.1% ABV, all of  123 calories, this makes 1.66 standard drinks in NZ. IBU could be be expected in the 30-40 range

First brewed in 1952 as a bottled beer called Competition Ale. Changed name to Landlord in 1953.

For a beer that is championship winning there is not a lot about it to be found. Like iI mentioned though this is in a number of places so is being sourced in quantity in NZ, I wonder if it’s worth it.

Timothy Taylor - LandlordSo familiar weak sour bready yeast aroma from English beer. Pour is orange, appears cloudy and has a small head that dissipates. Aroma is like wet grass.

I think that drinking craft beer can ruin you, because this is nothing other than a mass market mass produced beer.

It has a bitterness, yes, but it also has the taste of a wet blanket, the bready yeasty over-notes are really high.

It is bitter in that weirdly tart bitter way that is all the thing, it like a home-brew bitter.

I sound so cruel and heartless.  For a beer that won the CAMRA beer of the year you get to form an idea that the quality of beer was tragic, and based on my last couple of years drinking that it’s moved ahead in leaps and bounds.

I actually would genuinely feel sorry for someone who thought that this was their favourite beer and wouldn’t change.

[think of nice thing to say]…  I can’t this is, again and only of my opinion, thin and, well. under-delivered. You might think that having a wet-balnket of taste in a beer would appeal and give you the impression that this has body and depth. It has neither.  If it was home-brew you’d be happy but you’d be thinking how you could improve it next time or not bother.

Underwhelmed doesn’t even begin to describe it.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 5 a of its things from the thing. Don’t waste your coins on this, I know it’s in the supermarket and there are good beers to be found, but this isn’t one of them.

The double dip review

  1. Am I enjoying it?  No
  2. Would I have another? No
  3. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? No


A gold to copper color, low carbonation and medium to high bitterness. Hop flavor and aroma may be non-existent to mild. Great to drink with steak and lobster


Classic English Pale Ales are not pale but rather are golden to copper colored and display English variety hop character. Distinguishing characteristics are dryness and defined hop taste, but more malt balance than what youll typically find in an American Pale Ale. Great to drink with all sorts of meats including roast beef, lamb, burgers, duck, goose, etc. Note that the term pale ale is used in England to signify a bottled bitter, and in that way there is no such thing as English Pale Ale to the English. The style is a North American construct, borne of the multitude of pale ales that pay homage to these bottled bitters – Bass in particular – and therefore the majority of true examples of the style are found outside Britain.


4 comments on “Beer – #401 – Timothy Taylor – Landlord

  1. simonbroderick
    June 19, 2014

    I think it might be better on cask, should you ever visit the land of your birth…


  2. kingmidget
    June 20, 2014

    “So familiar weak sour bready yeast aroma from English beer. Pour is orange, appears cloudy and has a small head that dissipates. Aroma is like wet grass.” Hmmm … sounds like an English beer to me.


  3. properpour
    June 22, 2014

    Reblogged this on Proper_Pour.


  4. Pingback: Beer – #435 – Timothy Taylor – Landlord *Redux* | A life just as ordinary

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