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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.


3.6
   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]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light citrusy hoppy. Bitter, toasted malty and slight citrusy. Bitter and toasted malty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29018) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Caramellish nose. Light body, heavy caramel and a little nuts. Ends dry with a little hops. Pleasant alright. 011211

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of malts, hops, grass, pine needles and tea. Fruity flavour of malts, hops and grass. Hoppy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2010
Cask@Bishops Stortford Beer Festival 2010. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruits, earth, caramel malts, some wood, earth and sap. Flavour is very much the same. Quite balanced, but a bit too bland.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16245) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2012
Cask at Post Office Vaults, Birmingham
Hazy amber color. Simple aroma and flavor, some sugar and caramel; light traces of vegetables in the final.
Forgettable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
2nd May 2011
Clear amber beer, little white head. Crisp palate. Smooth malt, a little sweet. Very well balanced with vibrant fresh orange mild citrus hops, that impart a reasonable bitterness. Finishes smooth and a little fruity. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Somehow the ubiquitous 4.2% English Bitter has been made in to a decent beer!

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


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