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Windsor & Eton Guardsman

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Brewed by Windsor & Eton
Style: Bitter
Windsor, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Our first beer and we have high hopes that one day our pump clip will become as recognisable around Windsor as the Guard’s bearskin hats that the design it is based upon. Guardsman Best Bitter is a copper-coloured session strength ale with a tangy taste, smoothed by oak conditioning and a really fresh hop. It is brewed with premium Maris Otter pale malt and a blend of Pilgrim, Styrian Golding and Fuggles hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (3495) - FINLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Cask@gallows. Amber. Bready malts, herby earthy hops, english bitter yeast nose. Pretty strong on the herbal/green leafyness. Med bodied, soft, caramelly autumny leafy finish. Decent full flaviured caramelly, slight toffee bitter.

-- bb

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5726) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
Cask pint at Wetherspoons, Victoria Station, London. Copper colour, low off-white head. Moderate aroma, malts, toffee and a hint of fruity hops. Pleasant flavour, decent hops with a hint of blackcurrants, malty and nutty notes too. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1789) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
On cask at Bird in Hand, Henley-on-Thames. Pours copper with an off white head. Quite a hoppy best bitter. Some wood, decent stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vladivostok (325) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Mid-amber with a complex aroma which encompasses both malt and hops. Flavour is of toffee overlaid with.hops. Finish is long and bitter. High hop rate and consequently quite a bitter beer. Good mid-gravity English bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1129) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 50cl à la maison rammenée de Londres, couleur ambrée, pas de mousse quasi pas d’effervescence, gros nez sur les fleurs blanches comme le jasmin, en bouche attaque sur les houblons anglais très typés Bitter, mais continuité surper florale sur le jasmin et le sureau et fin de bouche avec une pointe sur la poire. Juste très bon

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1787) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Cask at the Lyndhurst, Reading. Amber-brown with a moderate white head. Predominantly oaky flavour with a little caramel, unripe apple and grapefruit- not sure the grapefruit really goes. Slightly dry finish. Below par compared to what I’ve come to expect from this brewery, but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 2, 2015
Cask at the Cross Keys, Covent Garden. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is light caramel malt. The flavour is light bitter with a light watery skunky herby light barnyard malt palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (6967) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Cask at Cross Keys, London. Pours clear Amber with a thick off white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, light fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Toasty and skunky in the finish. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1324) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
500ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours clear, dark orange/gold with thin frothy head. Aroma is hops, a little cinnamon and some toffee. Taste is full, mince pie/fruit cake sort of spices followed by hops and finishes with tangy yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (808) - - DEC 4, 2014
Delicious hoppy aroma. Subtle taste with a pungent aftertaste. Pleasing red amber colour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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