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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.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, - JAN 27, 2013
Copper, clear, no head; biscuity malt and earthy hops; a little nutty; whilst the dry, moderately bitter finish is softer than most, presumably down to the oak, you’d be hard pressed to describe this as anything other than an ok trad bitter.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3890) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Bronze and clear. Small head and well bottled. Pleasant bitterness with a hint of malt.Almost sherry like and slightly smoked. More complex than I anticipated. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (931) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Aroma: light caramel sweets. Appearance: dark clear amber, medium creamy white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light bitters continue, hay and flowers coming up. Overall:decent Bitter, palate quite nice. Pint at the Cross Keys, Covent Garden.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2014
50cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2010, from the brewery, not complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly woody/fruity, easy to drink, balanced, clear, good head, simple brew

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Cask at The Bell in Waltham st Lawrence. Light amber beer. Decent head. Biscuit malts and a good amount of herby bitter hop.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Incredibly malty with a sweet caramel and biscuity flavour. A bit one dimensional and could do with some bittering or at least a bit more body as it had an almost home-brew kit thinness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3639) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear reddish copper colour with small to average, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Fruity aroma has notes of red berries. Taste is dry fruity, subtle sweetness, hints of red berries, dry hints of fruit parings, a touch of wood. Simple but nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyLion (515) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2013
Chestnut brown colour. Malty aroma. Malty taste with a slight bitterness. Brown bitter. Boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (2757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow - clear copper coloured, thin off-white head, fruity, sweet malty aroma, nicely balanced sweet malty beer, moderate carbonation, very easy to drink

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1264) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Biscuity malt, dough, toffee and some hop coming through to balance. Decent session bitter, nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (441) - SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2013
(Bottle) Clear amber beer with a decent off-white head. Caramel aroma. An almost sour fruit flavour along with a blend of malt and hop, and followed by a mostly hoppy dry finish. It’s a pity there’s not more aftertaste to it. Not especially exciting but very drinkable.


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