#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers day 29
The Brewer: Timothy Taylor
This is a very serious blind spot in my ex-beer-ience. I’m sure at some point in my life I’ve had Landlord. Probably more than once. But it was before I really got to appreciate beer. Or after I’d appreciated a few too many.
I do know that some of my mates always get quite excited when they see it on a bar, so let’s see why.
First, the aroma is subtle. Light. It had a beautiful amber tinge to the colour.
And on (possibly) first taste the subtlety is there also. It’s not a powerfully flavoured beer.
But it’s a good one and pretty much justifies the excitement of those I know who like it.
I don’t think I’d personally go mad for it, but I’d happily choose it for a session.
You can certainly see it as being a great choice for a sunny afternoon in a beer garden.
There’s a lot to be said for subtle, pale ales and this is one brewed with quality.
Where in the North?
Keighley is a West Yorkshire town that sits very close to Haworth, beautiful Bronte Country, and also on the doorstep of Bradford, meaning it has a city centre and iconic moorlands all on its doorstep, as well as a much-loved heritage steam railway.
Keighley does seem to be somewhat famously derided. Bill Bryson once asked why the Army used beautiful countryside for munition target practice, rather than a place like Keighley.
“I’ll tell you now and I’ll tell you briefly, I don’t never want to go to Keighley.” John Cooper Clarke.
Maybe Clarke hadn’t tried the beer.
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