Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter

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


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (15094) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2017
Draught (Tapping the Admiral, London) (6+:3+:7:4:14=3.4++)
Simple malty aroma, says "beer" to me - ahhh, thats me with a smile on my face. Utterly lovely malty taste, with perfectly balanced wooly bitterness - lovely, but quite mellow, tingly bitter long finish - lip-smackingly good. Massively drinkable. A great English beer, free of gimmicks. Thank you W&E, I knew you wouldnt let me down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (8512) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 16, 2016
Cask at the Hope and Champion, Beaconsfield. Poured a clear straw colour with a bubbly white head. The aroma is woody hop, light citrus. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a big hop, light toothpaste, light spicy palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6757) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Cask pint in Penderels Oak, High Holborn on 3rd Aug 2016. Clean golden pour, white topping. Decent blend and not citrusy! Floral nose with a hint of caramel, taste had a slight hop lead with the caramel sweetness balancing the bitterness from the hops: nice session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nilsas (3858) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2016

Lukt: Syrlige frukter, malt og humle.
Utseende: Gyllen.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Frukter med en liten stlig avslutning.
Hvor: Moon on the Square, Feltham.
Medium: Tapp@250ml, ABV@3,8%, Nr@29.06.2016

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (2076) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Cask at the Shakespeares Head, Holborn, London. Pours golden brown with a short lasting off white head. Aroma of hop, caramel, and citrus fruit. Medium sweetness, light bitterness, touch of sourness. Light body, texture fairly thin. A drinkable session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4359) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle from Pennells Garden Centre, Lincoln Golden colour with a white head. Aroma fruity with caramel malt. Light body, taste is light sweet, to light bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godfather50 (228) - SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Nothing wrong with this session bitter from John MacEachin, dont feint. If Ive got to add more than that then the hopping was fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3992) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Aroma: floral hops, grain, cereal, bread and caramel malts. Appearance: clear gold, small, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light bitters continue, grain, cereal malts, light floral hops, bitter finish, medium bodied. Overall: OK Golden Ale, well-balanced, struggles to stand out. Bottle from Windsor Farm Shop, Windsor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (2095) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 28, 2015
Handpum at Tree Folks in Rome-Italy. Pours golden semi-clear color, tick off-white foam. Nose: fruity notes, a predominant citric accent. Mouth: creamy body (English), mild citric overall palate, elegant fruity feel. A more than tasty golden ale to drink in massive quantities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (2182) - Rome, ITALY - AUG 30, 2015
Cask @Tree Folks (Rome). Pours golden with a creamy and persistent white foam. Aroma of malt, biscuit, floral notes, grass, delicate fruits. Flavour is so delicate and balanced, light sweet malt profile with a light bitter end. Light body, no carbonation. Elegant like silk!

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