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Windsor & Eton Windsor Knot

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Brewed by Windsor & Eton
Style: Bitter
Windsor, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special - Royal Wedding. Also available bottled (at 4.5%).
On sale in bottle at Windsor Farm Shop as The Duke’s Ale.
Originally brewed to commemorate the wedding of HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton, but now one of our regulars. Brewed with two specially selected hops, Sovereign and Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand. Unusually for an ale, Windsor Knot is also delicious served chilled from the fridge.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5128) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2014
33cl, at 4.5%Vol, as Windsor Knot, new exclusive English brew Anno 2011, from the brewery, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly fruity/bitter, easy to drink, balanced, clear, good head, nice brew

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (502) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Gravity cask @ the NWAF ’14, Derby. Dark gold to light amber. Spicy, peppery hop aroma with some bubblegum and caramel notes. Tastes bittersweet with some odd umami (meat?) flavours rolling around. A bit of salt. Strange but nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Jan 2013 - Orangey Gold in colour. Fruity; citrus orange and a hint of tropical fruit. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Sweetish fruity malty throughout. OK. Easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (1900) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [230114]
Golden amber, clear, thin white head that dissipates
Aroma - citrus hops, soft graprfuit, slight lemon, soft sweet fruity light malts
Taste - Soft citrus, mellow grapefruit, slight lemon, soft fruity malt, some caramel, touch of toasted malts, flavour a bit too light
Palate - Medium carb, light body, bit oily. Finish - light citrus, quite thirst quenching, soft bitter, light finish
Overall - OK but was expecting it to be better from the aroma. Prob better on cask. Don’t understand why it’s not in a 500ml bottle as its only 4%.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (1872) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose, Windsor. A golden-amber coloured beer with a sweet citrus fruit and toffee flavour, malty notes and a red fruit and light bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1182) - London via, WALES - FEB 2, 2014
Cask at Black Dog Vauxhall. Short review at a work do. Clear orange, still, tiny bubbly head. Smell - not much going on here - slight citrus and malts, too toned down to describe fully. Body is medium, carbonation low. Taste - toned down citrus, fair whack of chemically hops suggesting TCP. OK overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2019) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle at home from oddbins london bridge. orange / light amber colour with a lasting thin white head. Aroma is nutty malt with some caramel and berry english yeast esters. Some mineral character in the nose as well. Flavour is light honey / nutty malt, some caramel sweetness, mineral and english leaf hops. Solid earthy bitterness in the finish. Palate is fairly light medium body and slightly thin with a fairly dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (3023) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2014
A nice and easy to go piwo with its fine caramel moments. Drinkable all the way but maybe every beer on the 31st of December is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (3022) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2013
Pours out of the bottle in a deep amber colour with very low head and medium body. Nice aroma of of nuts and straw. Taste of hops, caramel, chestnuts, nuts, malt and mild chocolate. Very easy and nice to drink with a very smooth and mild finish. Nice one.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Cask at The Windsor and Eton brewery. Flowery hops on a rich pale malt make this eminently drinkable.


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