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


on tap

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled (at 4.5%).
On sale in bottle at Windsor Farm Shop as The Duke’s Ale.
>br> 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Juha (72) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Bright and coppery. Aroma is toffee and NS hops behind a Crystal Malt wall. Taste is malty toffee, hops quite subdued, but some tropical hop bitterness coming through. Quite clever actuaaly, crystal toffeeness and pacific combo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle from AlesByMail.co.uk. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich flowers, bitter hops, malt, caramel and fruits. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1105) - SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Clear, deep gold beer with a frothy head. Peachy, hoppy scent. Peach in the flavour but it’s predominantly the dry hop flavour coming through. The finish is dry but with a sour, sweet tang.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This leafy Bitter benefits from some fruity esters and lightly caramelized cereals to create balance even before the spicy, citrusy hop bitterness kicks in.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the clear amber.
-The mouthfeel is rather loose. Could be more polished, in other words.
-The body is slender, which helps drinkability.
-That bitterness is surprisingly long lasting.
-Although this was a more than decent Bitter, I have to say it was quite forgettable overall. Too classic an interpretation for my tastes that day?

On cask at Wenlock Arms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Cask @ The Duchess Of Cambridge. The pour’s amber with a tiny head. The nose is sugar cookie. A touch of toffee, brown sugar. Summery peach, general orchard fruits. The taste is light honey, a touch of citrus. Pears, peaches. Soft breadiness. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, quite enjoyable. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (17797) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
Cask @ Bree Louise, London. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - grass and fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 270413

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (2815) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2013
Fat. Bärnstensfärgad med vitt generöst skum. Tropiska frukter i aromen, som inte alls är illa. Men där finns något unket som stör. Och drar ner betyget. Samma kan sägas om smaken där frukterna åter är fina, men där det ligger något unket, som från en jordkällare, och vill fram. Kunde varit så mycket bättre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
Hand pulled at Dean Swift, London. Amber ale which smells sweaty and hoppy. Tastes bitter and dry, tart, but soft enough to leave it drinkable. Very traditional style with no surprises but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (8636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
cask@The Station Hotel, Hither Green - Gold/Amber pour with a small white head. Nice hoppy aroma, taste more citrus hops with caramel biscuity malt. Not bad.

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