I tell thee, when I were a lad… (or slightly older) I knew a guy who’s dad was from Yaaakshire who extolled the values of Timothy Taylor, not a brewer I – being from down south – was familiar with.
Nowadays I seem to see Timothy Taylor everywhere and I’m a particular fan of its flagship pale ale, Landlord. As is, apparently, Madonna. The Landlord has won more awards nationally than any other beer, according to the Timothy Taylor website. This includes four times as Champion at the Brewers’ International Exhibition and four times as CAMRA’s beer of the year. It is crafted from Scottish Golden Promise grain, and three hop varieties; Fuggles, Styrian Goldings and Whitbread Goldings.
Landlord is an amber-coloured pale ale at a mid-strength 4.1%. The nose is sweet and biscuity, and this nose is mirrored by the taste, which goes down all too quickly, but delivers a wonderfully sweet hoppy finish, mixing dried fruits with elderflower. I’m going back for another…
Nose: Sweet and malty
Taste: Sweet, biscuity taste with a late hoppy aroma and hints of elderflower.
Our verdict: Magnificent. Will appear in my top ten that I plan at the end of the year.Tweet