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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: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (995) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 28, 2015
Handpum at Tree Folks in Rome-Italy. Pours golden semi-clear color, tick off-white foam. Nose: fruity notes, a predominant citric accent. Mouth: creamy body (English), mild citric overall palate, elegant fruity feel. A more than tasty golden ale to drink in massive quantities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1474) - Rome, ITALY - AUG 30, 2015
Cask @Tree Folk’s (Rome). Pours golden with a creamy and persistent white foam. Aroma of malt, biscuit, floral notes, grass, delicate fruits. Flavour is so delicate and balanced, light sweet malt profile with a light bitter end. Light body, no carbonation. Elegant like silk!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4903) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2015
On tap @ The Swan, London. Pours a slightly hazy dirty golden body with a medium creamy white head. Nose is caramel, grains, demamara sugar and hints of nuts and biscuits. Taste is red fruits, grains, biscuits, bread and hints of straw and nuts. Light body, soft carbonation. A pretty standard English bitter, with nothing special going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2015
Poured a hazy medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of fruit and caramel malt. Light body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6461) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Cask @ Old Gate, Hebden Bridge. Golden with a creamy head. Hoppy but quite dry with its flavours, some of which are fruity with a small citrus sourness. There’s a bitterness here too. Feels a touch thin in the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1298) - 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 (5991) - 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 (1525) - 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 (2356) - 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.

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