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

bottling
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
Our first beer and we have high hopes that one day our pump clip will become as recognisable around Windsor as the Guard’s bearskin hats that the design it is based upon. Guardsman Best Bitter is a copper-coloured session strength ale with a tangy taste, smoothed by oak conditioning and a really fresh hop. It is brewed with premium Maris Otter pale malt and a blend of Pilgrim, Styrian Golding and Fuggles hops.

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4.2
NallePalle (706) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2017
Bottle @ Legoland Windsor. Excellent, malty bitter; well balanced and gentle. My wife finds features of mushroom in aroma.

3.9
mr_h (5945) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2013
500ml bottle courtesy of Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow - clear copper coloured, thin off-white head, fruity, sweet malty aroma, nicely balanced sweet malty beer, moderate carbonation, very easy to drink

3.8
johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Bronze and clear. Small head and well bottled. Pleasant bitterness with a hint of malt.Almost sherry like and slightly smoked. More complex than I anticipated. Good.

3.8
thejackpacker (638) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Cask at Spoons in Heathrow Teeminal Two. What a way to say goodbye to the UK than an astounding pint of bitter. This beer, of which really o had little expectation was a joy to drink. Sure the flavours are not complex and it settled very badly but it is EXTREMLY gluggable and I think a great bitter should do just that. It should make u want more, make the conversation flow better and taste comforting. I loved this. Well done Windsor.

3.7
Leighton (22306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Cask at the Union Tavern - Westbourne Park, London. Courtesy of Paddy during the W&E event. Pours clear, amber-brown with a soft, creamy head. Nose holds some lightly toasted brown bread with traces of dirt and leaves. Light sweet flavor with toasty brown bread, mellow bitterness, some toasty sugars. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Balanced finish, nice toasted malt foundation with a delicate leafy and toasted grass bitterness. Great bitter overall. I could easily drink this by the pint. (June 2013, Score: 3.8)

Bottle at home in London - sourced from London Beers. Pours perfectly clear russet with a creamy, off-white head. The aroma holds mellow toffee, brown bread, ripening berries. The flavor is light-medium sweet with lots more bready malts, some toasty grains, old toffee, fruit leather, wood. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish with slight toasted leaf bitterness, some dry caramel, dried fruits, berries, grains, simple brown bread. Not bad overall but it doesn’t sing the way it does on cask. (September 2014, Score: 3.3)


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