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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%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 4, 2011
Cask (Harp, RBESG Friday)
Beautifully rich bitter. Malty body. Great full beer. Doesn’t burst outside the bitter formula, but the oak aged aspects give a lovely woodiness to it. Beautifully subtle hops, clearly there, but not punching you in the face. Subtlety done very well.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aniela (4155) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2011
Cask at The White Horse, London august 2011. Golden with a small head. Fruity and malty aroma. Fruity, grapes and hoppy flavor with bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6293) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
Cask at Wenlock Arms - Aug 20 2011. Deep amber, clear, nice lace after a solid creamy/foamy beige head. Sweet, floral and moderately nutty aroma, some alcohol. Taste follows, more floral herbal bitterness, better balance. Chewy, a bit astringent - some dry appleseed bitterness in the finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
Cask at The Bree Louise. Clear brown - offwhite head. Caramel, fruity, ok hoppy, tobacco, toasted, orange, light nutty, ryebread, zesty, straw. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2011
(Cask at Bree Louise, Euston, London, 19 July 2011) Amber colour with creamy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with apricots and orange. Fruity, malty taste with notes of orange, apricots, hints of caramel and a generous citrussy bitterness. Slightly below medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Solid and tasty. Highly drinkable and very nice bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (6030) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2011
Cask at The White Horse, London. Clear amber. Fruity and slightly bisquity with earthy and floral hops. Dry with a bit harsh bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle @ White Horse. Pours clear copper with a small off white head. Aroma is orange, malty and caramel. Flavor is bitter, peppery, malty and fruity. Thin body. Finishes thin with a bitter tart aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
Cask handpull at Bree Louise, Euston-London. Golden colour. Fruity nose with slight toffee. Medium bodied with low bitterness. Little caramel and with that residual sugars felt in the end. Late medium bitterness. Pretty hoppy beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14379) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at The White Horse, London. Golden beer, small offwhite head. Fruity aroma, malty, some grapes. Fruity flavor, grapes, peach, some spices.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15318) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
Cask handpull at Bree Louise. Euston. Mid brown best bitter with plenty of digestive biscuit touch of green apple and ok hop sting on finish.


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