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Windsor & Eton Guardsman

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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8250) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2016
Cask @ Hart & Spool, Borehamwood. Hazy deeper amber coloured with a frothy head. Crisp, medium bodied, with a mild pleasant general fruitiness with citrus orange involved.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (5742) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
Cask HP at The William Morris Hammersmith as Windsor and Eton Guardsman. Dark orange brown, still, hazy, small foamy beige head. Aroma is light and airy, some lavender soap and simple sugars. Body is smooth, light with tingly carbonation. Taste is fairly light and watery, sodawater, thin bready malts, tangy drying flowery hops. From the colour of this you’d assume plenty of supporting malt, but it’s a bit lacking in the malt department. Quite a decent hop presence but watery and lacking a little oomph. Alright and drinkable, but not moreish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3468) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle from Pennells garden center. Amber colour with a foamy tan head. Caramel malty aroma and taste.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (20866) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Cask. Clear bright amber color, thick tan head with solid lacing. Aroma of light caramel. Taste is toasted caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
FBoekman (177) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2015
Lite sur. Som Pedigree. Undrar om det var ett gammalt fat? Ingen favorit. Men alltid trevligt med lokal öl.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
canddw (92) - - SEP 5, 2015
Medium amber with thin lacey head and very soft carbonation. Light malty nose, bubblegum and spice. Nice malty taste with lots of biscuit, caramel, grass, quite sweet. Nice oily palate. Needs more bitterness in the finish, but overall a tasty pint.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5215) - 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 (6459) - 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 (2344) - 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 (427) - 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.


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