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Windsor & Eton Kohinoor (Bottle)

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Brewed by Windsor & Eton
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Windsor, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Regular.
Previously 5.0%
Note: The cask version is 4.5% and has a separate listing.

The second of our series of three Jubilee beers (see Treetops and Canberra) which are inspired by ingredients from around the Commonwealth.
Based on a classic IPA recipe which uses Imperial Malt along with Chinook, Simcoe and Pacific Jade hops. However the additional special ingredients of Jaggery (raw cane sugar from India bought from Southall market), Jasmine Petals, Cardamom and Coriander produce a distinctive twist to this “Indies Pale Ale”.
The resultant beer is a pale, smooth, full IPA with a distinct bitterness and with a hop aroma that is enhanced by a touch of the exotic!
Our beer is named after the original “Kohinoor”, the large diamond at the centre piece of the Coronation Crown used in 1953 and whose history is traced for over 1000 years though we think this beer is a diamond of equal brilliance!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21535) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, grass, some fruity and floral notes along with mild tropical fruits. Flavour is rather similar with also some sweet malts coming through.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlasgowTAD (278) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Pours brown with virtually no head. This beer seems quite flat overall. Speckly lacing around the glass. Aroma is weak piney hops. Taste is malty sweet and weak hop resin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose. Poured a lightly hazy amber, with a dense white head. Aroma of citrus, pineapple and caramel. Biscuity malt flavours, with some flowery hops and pine. Finish was resin, toasted malt and straw.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6056) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
leggermente ambrata discreta scchiuma buona nota luppolata lieve biscotto discreta nota maltata buona secchezza leggere note agrumate

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HampshirePhil (187) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
330 ml bottle - Pours a dark rich amber, heavy carbonation and frothy white head but not much lacing. Smooth to drink but a weak palate. You can smell the spices but I couldn't get the jasmine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2014
33cl, at 5.5%Vol, new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, with Jasmine petals, from the brewery, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly spicy/bitter, balanced, clear, small head, nice brew

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JonMoore (1956) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle - dark amber colour with a slim, soon gone white head. Aroma of grassy hops, sweet malts. Flavour similar with developing bitterness in a longish finish. Not particularly IPA ish, not that good.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
AdiBeer (1742) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Aroma: sweet and malty, little hops, not very pleasant though. Appearance: dark but clear amber. Taste: sweet. Palate: turns bitter, longish finish. Overall: no typical IPA, but does not work for me. Bottle from Waitrose.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4025) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very clear amber color with almost no head on it. Nose is hoppy, but seems a bit old, like the hops have turned - I get a bit of floral notes in there, but not much else. Taste is definitely a bit bitter, but still seems old. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (6747) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle @ Rasmus’s. Pours yellow with a small white head. Aroma of malt, grass, light fruity hops, peach. Flavor is malt, grass, sweet fruit, light citrus, orangepeel. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 260913


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