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Kohinoor Diamond - Windsor & Eton Brewery

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 5
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 7.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Windsor & Eton Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 10-15-2012

A classic Indies Pale Ale, using Imperial Malt, Chinook, Simcoe and Pacific Jade hops.
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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 5
Reviews by StJamesGate:
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3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale amber with a film of white froth - mostly flat - but trails.
Faint floral, sweet malt and honey nose.
Caramel pear cake with whack of Goldings spice and candied orange hop.
Perfumed ending and sugar-cinnamon toast ending.
Medium, round, good bit of chew, slight oil.

Strength should've been a warning - not quite there for the heavy hitters among Brit IPAs. Jasmine and cane sugar additions are much ado about nothing. Traces of papaya and pine might suggest New World hops but this is as easily about nice English hop spice. Short of W&E's usual standards.

Nothing special.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of windypete
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bark
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is deep gold (20 EBC), the liquid clear. The two finger head is compact and off-white. It leaves some lacing.

The smell is quite dry with medium strong bitterness, smooth sweet malts (toffee?) and fruity-herbal hops. Although there are American hops in this, the flavour is definitely British. Hints of mint and allspice.

The taste is quite malty; toffee, rye bread, crisp rolls and herbal tea. Fresh bitter flavours with some green hoppy-floral flavours, hints of green bananas and lemon peels. Medium body. The aftertaste is bitter with some caramel, green fruits and rye crispbread.

The carbonation is medium strong, the small bubbles fresh. The liquid is light and somewhat dry.

A fine take on the traditional English IPA, the New World hops gives it an interesting depth, but it is not as perfumed as the American IPAs.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer, named Kohinoor, not Kohinoor Diamond, was poured from a bottle into an Orval goblet. It was the inaugural pour, and it was a good pour. Ended up with a nice thin head on top which stayed for a surprisingly long time.

Smells quite hoppy, with that distinctly citrus-esque scent of fresh New World hops. Faintly boozy. Quite yummy.

Tastes quite bitter up front with those hops providing a strong twang of taste, which soon fades (especially when warmer) and some nice balanced malts come into play, making it quite a moreish beer.

Overall very nice but nothing like as drinkable as the other Windsor and Eton offerings I've had before now. Looking forward to their other jubilee beers now.

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Kohinoor Diamond from Windsor & Eton Brewery
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.