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Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter

Brewed by Windsor & Eton
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Windsor, England


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Our second beer is Knight of the Garter, launched on June 14th to coincide with the Ceremony of the Garter at Windsor Castle. It is a straw-coloured Golden Ale (3.8% ABV) easy summer drinking with a distinctive fresh citrus hop aroma. As with Guardsman, it is brewed with premium Maris Otter pale malt from a traditional floor sweeping. Again we are using whole leaf hops – English Pilgrim in the copper and a blend in the hopback, including American Amarillo with their gorgeous orangey aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1138) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Golden with a small white head. Weak grainy aroma, with notes of biscuit and grass. Sweetish grainy malt flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5466) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2015
500 ml bottle, from Oddbins Chiswick. ABV is 3.8%. BB date 29. April 2014. Golden colour, nearly clear. Low white head. Lovely citrussy aroma, no unfresh notes. The flavour has also distinct citrussy hops throughout, with a firm bitterness in the finish. Decent malts too, and the mouthfeel is very good for a 3.8% beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1185) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
500ml bottle from waitrose. pours clear gold with thin head that disappears leaving no lacing. aroma is hops, hay, summer fruits and lemons. taste is very bitter and dry hops and citrus fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose. Poured a clear, mid golden colour, with a halo of white head. Aroma of soft fruit, floral hops and grass. Apricots in the flavour, with some lychee and biscuity malt. Finish was grain, mineral and lemon zest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1896) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2014
Cask. Clear yellow with a medium sized off white head. Floral, dough, golden bread crust, forest, citrus. Medium body, light/medium sweet and bitter. Clean and light dry finish. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1689) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
Overall: Cask. Fresh. Citric.
Note: Cask at The Phoenix. Reviewed 2014-10-02.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Cask. Golden yellow with no head to speak of. Citrus and orange aroma. Fruity with mild bitterness some malt Refreshing. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (4346) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2014
(cask) hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel, some straciatella yoghurt, floral hops, light apricots and yeast. flavour is mostly yeast and herbal hops, slightly chalky, with a hint of pale malts and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dsmith4 (43) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Cask at the Royal Standard, Beaconsfield. Very refreshing blonde beer with good flavour, unusual for this style of beer. Quite a bitter taste but nowhere near an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GuideDogSaint (652) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 30, 2014
Cask at the Hope, Carshalton. Pours golden. Aroma of some sulphur, bitter finish. Run of the mill golden ale.

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