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


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4772) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
Bottle. Golden with a small head. Bitter with some citrus and a bitter finnish. An amazing amount of complex flavours with a lot of strength considering its relatively low ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (16085) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Cask @ Old Coffee House, London. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - peach. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 250413

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zacgillbanks (4086) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A golden beer with caramel and toffee flavours followed by fruit and slight bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
2nd May 2011
Clear gold beer, good white head. Light semi dry palate. A fair bit of pale malt in which a little citrus hop resides. Light dry finish with a very light touch of bitterness. Weakest of the W&E beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4519) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2012
Cask by handpump at Drum & Monkey, Glasgow - clear golden, thin white head, citrus aroma, grapefruit plus some other citrus, initial bitterness then moderate citrus aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1633) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2012
Drinkable and nicely balanced ale with a real biscuity malt character and a hint of citrus. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4860) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle at home courtesy of Theydon_Bois, cheers Colin! Honey blonde with temporary fluffy cream head that soon collapses to a lacing. Peppery citrus nose. Sweet biscuit malt up front with lemon and passion-fruit following in behind. Medium carbonation. Touch of yeast esters and English hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
On cask at the Half Moon, Windlesham dispensed into a UK pint glass (Feb ’12). Pours a clear golden blonde colour with a small frothy white head. Bitter floral hopped aroma - wonderful, this was freshly tapped and as good it gets ! Very well hopped for a 3.8% session beer in my opinion, all citrus notes - pineapple, orange, grapefruit showing up. A little sweet malt flavour also come into play. Light in body, low in carbonation leaves you with a tangy but not too bitter aftertaste. Another great beer from Wndsor & Eton, in the true ’session’ mould.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm89walt (1915) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2012
Cask - The Harp, London. Poured with a fine white head on a clear, bright amber body. Good crisp & juicy, lightly zesty hops all-round. Rather crisp & refreshing, soft carbonation, light to medium body, soft bittersweet - grassy hops & biscuity pale malts - finish. A solid, solid golden ale that really hit the spot after an all you can eat, salt & sugar loaded Chinese.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16735) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Cask conditioned at Reading BF 2012. Clear pale gold. Lasting white head. Its a decent slighly grassy hoppy golden ale. Yes fine if not exciting. Hops on finish are ok though 2.9/5 re rate bottle from Oddbins London Bridge. Not sure why I bought this as I’ve had it before on cask. Oh well, chance to re-rate. Decent hoppy spicy hoppy finish and rather a good beer I think so worth re-rating as I’ve jumped it up a bit.

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