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


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RATINGS: 65   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5112) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2014
50cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2010, from the brewery, not complex bitter brew, malty/bitter and slightly floral/fruity, balanced, clear, small head, nice brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Cask at The Carpenters Arms in Windsor. Great looking pint. Golden with frothy lasting white head. Butter and lemon with decent hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (380) - CROATIA - JAN 24, 2014
Cask at Pontefract Castle, London, UK. Hazy dark golden color. Fruity and malty aroma and taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MissPxx (174) - - JAN 18, 2014
Very subtle aroma. Golden colour. Slightly hoppy taste with a very subtle aftertaste. Clear ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very clear golden amber color with no head. Nose is interesting, with a little bit of fruit in there and just a touch of citrus. Taste has a bit of a sour bite to it, with just a hint at some sweetness at the end. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (5045) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2013
Cask @ Argyll Arms, London. Pours golden with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, mild fruity hops, peach. Flavor is malt, little caramel, peach, little grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. 20913

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1178) - London via, WALES - AUG 11, 2013
Draught central London. Silly expensive for a fairly run of the mill beer. Clear yellow with scummy head. Smell is slightly fruity, but not much going on. Taste is initially a little bacon and ash, citrus and mild bitterness creep up on the back of the tongue. Very mild, nicely balanced. Some butter and sharpness in the aftertaste. Disappeared very quickly, and was enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1314) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Had from a cask at Browns in Windsor. Slightly hoppy. A bit tart on the finish. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brugmanneke (277) - GERMANY - JUN 16, 2013
(cask) Golden, slightly hazy, with a white, quickly disappearing head. Aroma of honey, cereals, hay and straw. Some lemon notes as well. Light to medium bitterness. Light body, a bit watery, soft carbonation. Sessionable and certainly not bad. Could have more fruit though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9847) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Cask at the Union Tavern - Westbourne Park, London. Courtesy of Paddy during the W&E event. Pours clear gold with a light, white foam head. Bright and citrusy hops in the nose. Light sweet flavor with some grapefruit, straw, biscuits, citrus rind. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Great condition. Balanced finish, more dry and lightly rindy citrus, basic pale and biscuity malt sweetness. Just what you want from a golden ale.

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