DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, - MAR 26, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dispensed via barperson at the brewtap. Clear reddish amber with a milkily creamy head and lace. Sweetly toffeish, fudgy malt backed up with a faint grapefruit hoppiness. Distinctly biscuity afters. A touch too syrupy for me, with an unconvincing bitter afternote.
imdownthepub (9165) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Clouded gold with white head. Light and lemony sweet, lacks any depth or impact. The sweetness carries into the finish but no real sign of hop presence. Dull.
ILB13 (9) - Kidderminster, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2007 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I have enjoyed all of the Sadlerís - Windsor Castle Brewery Ales so far. So much so that Iíd recommed anyone to go to their own pub Lye Cross, Stourbridge. It was here they had all their permanent line ales on tap to try! It was here I had tried this ale. My favourite of the bunch so far. It was crystal clear (Iíd expect nothing less) and the flavour was sensational. I wreckon they have used the hop Challenger somewhere in making this ale. Not to bitter but a very dedicated flavour throughout. It was to my delight that I could by this ale in bottles of packs of six for only £13. I didnít hesitate. The nice young lady behind the bar also give me a number if a wanted to order more via telephone. So if anyone wants any here is their sales number: 01384895230
DanielBrown (3488) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hand pulled at the Wellington, Birmingham. Lbelled simply as Windsor Castle IPA, but the same abv, so surely the same beer. Rubbish. Dishwater. No redeeming flavours, just a nasty, almost off taste. Bad cardboard malt.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage at the Mill At The Pier, Wigan 05/03/2005
Golden coloured with some fruit and hop aromas. Some bitterness and sour fruit flavour in a creamy finish.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask@St Albans Beer Festival. Salty fishy aroma. Slight earthy hops and malt aswell. Mouthfeel is dusty/earthy, with a touch of bitterness, not the best example if an IPA.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer Festival 2005. Lets get one thing straight at the outset. This is not a classic IPA in any sense that I recognize it. As a juicy, fruity, reasonably well hopped premium bitter in a quite traditional style, I thought it worked pretty well. But the hop and alcohol are too low to bring it into real IPA territory. A decent drop nonetheless.
SilkTork (5020) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
St Albans. Gravity. Fruit around the tongue. Clean. Pleasant but unremarkable British IPA. There were too many unremarkable beers at this festival.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask (gravity dispense), St Albans Beer Festival 2005. Hazy reddish amber colour, no head. Citric malt nose, bit of lemon, bit of rubber, quite a good finish, but not sure as the rubber flavour remains and there was a bit of smokiness?