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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: 90   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12569) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of iscuit with fruity pear notes. Sweetish biscuit malty flavour with a well hopped grassy and bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2011
Cask @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours a clear pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (11759) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2011
Cask at Dean Swift. It pours hazy amber, with a thin off-white head. The nose is nut, caramel, wood and toffee. The taste is wood, nut, leather, leaf, dust, light smoke and caramel, with a decent dry-bitter finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not bad, just unexciting.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (8877) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2011
Cask.
Rated on 20110721.
Pours amber colour with minimal head. Both aroma and flavour have malts, fruits and grassy hops. Highly drinkable but nothing special.
3113

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1465) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2011
Pint at the Old Manor in Bracknell. Small but attractive head over an amber brown beer. Smooth, bitter and slighlty oakey, with a little hops. Aroma is hoppy and a touch fruity. Its quite reasonable and the sweetness takes precedence over the bitter after a while. Quite a decents Berkshire LocAle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13048) - 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 (4207) - 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 (6374) - 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 (14974) - 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 (7698) - 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.


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