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


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Cask. Golden color. Grain, some sweet malts. Twist of lemon. Light body, subtle carbonation. Pleasant but boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7349) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
Cask, handpump at The Shoulder of Mutton, Wantage, Oxon, 1st anniversary party. 12.01.12 Warm gold in colour with a decent nose that is a little zesty and floral. Some marmalade in the mouth, little fruity, light bitterness, sweetness at first but soon drying. Nice beer. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2011
Cask @ Nag Head. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is floral, a bit sweet, has nice maltyness and a touch of straw. Flavor quite similar to aroma, medium bitterness and some fruityness. Finishes sweetis bitter. Thin body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Christian (11053) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
Golden with a small white head. Weak grainy aroma, with notes of biscuit and grass. Sweetish grainy malt flavour, a bit bland

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
Cask @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2011
Cask at Bree & Louise, London. Deep golden color. The aromas and flavors of orange marmelade, toffee and nutty maltiness. Simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (1995) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2011
Cask at Ruislip Manor Wetherspoons. A golden/amber coloured pour with a small white head on top. Hoppy, citrus fruit aroma. Tastes bitterr, fruity, hoppy, dry, malty and crisp. Pretty good for 3.8%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2425) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2011
Cask at Questors Ealing, pineapple and hops onthe nose, juicy malt to balance with crisp dry body. Dry with a peppery hops on finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2011
(Cask at Carpenter’s Arms, Marble Arch, London, 20 July 2011) Pale amber colour with foamy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with orange, apricots and dusty hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of toast, apricots, orange and a balanced bitterness. Rather light body, with balanced sweetness. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
August 12, 2011 - cask at The Harp (Chados Place). Bright clear refractive amber-tinged gold with a large, lasting and creamy off-white head. Intensely bitter floral aroma, some heather, very very light grain, no alcohol. Taste is, if anything, more one-dimensional - incredibly floral and bitter, not much else. Chewy mouthfeel, slightly light of body, decent cask carbonation, has a very long dry floral/grassy astringent finish.

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