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

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6716) - 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 (5708) - 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 (4153) - 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 (3845) - 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 (12025) - 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 (14508) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 Cask at Bishops Stortford Beer Festival 2010. An amber beer with a bubbly white head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a bitter and hoppy finish.

Bottled. An amber beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and some spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, bread, spices, and hops, leading to a dry spicy finish. 6/3/7/3/13

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2005) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle. A good amber orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is of light malt, and plenty of orange, the taste has plenty of citrus that leads to a dry bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11915) - DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden with tiny off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, little bitter, littler citrus and a little wood.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14423) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle traded from fonefan. Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, oak, malt, fruits and hops.


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