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

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10752) - 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 (13796) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2725) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 26, 2011
A fruity aroma with a faint metallic twang which thankfully doesn’t run into the taste. Initial red fruit followed my shortbread and maltose with a subtle bitter finish. This is a well balanced beer with medium body and carbonation. Amber in colour with a temporary foamy head and plenty of carbonation continuing to rise. Long leathery-pepper finish

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Cask at the Greenwich Wetherspoons. Pours hazy amber with a creamy off-white head. Fruity aroma. Flavors of light roast caramel, citric fruit and a little wood. Moderately bitter finish. With time wood becomes oak. Sort of.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2011
bottle at home ... copper ... big citrus orange nose ... little too fizzy ... bitter front ...some citrus hop ... little grassy ... lots of peeel ... long bitter linger

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2011
Small offwhite head. Brilliant amber body with carbonation. Earthy caramelly toffee aroma with cinnamon notes. Dry-sweetish earthy caramelly toffee taste with spicy salty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dry earthy cinnamon aftertaste lingers. Traces of sandalwood, too. A bit lacking in complexity and freshness, but far from bad. (0.5l bottle, beermerchants.com.)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, hay, straw, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, flowers. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hay - straw. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110325]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle @ J&C, Friday session, 2011. Thanks. Pours clear golden with a small bubbly white head. Nose is hoppy and fruity. Harmonic. Flavor is fruit , exotic mango and grape - very fresh. Mild and quite simple - yet very tasty!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (5096) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber/brown with a 2 inch light tanned head. Nice aroma of fruity hops and caramel. Taste is fruity and spicy hops, supported by a good malty base. Lingering moderate bitter fruity hoppy aftertaste,

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
evergreen0199 (1924) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2011
Cask at William Jolle Wetherspoons, Northwood Hills. A copper coloured pour with a small white head. Malty aroma. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, thin. Rather bland run of the mill UK session ale.


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