Guardsman | Windsor & Eton Brewery

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Brewed by:
Windsor & Eton Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CwrwAmByth on 03-18-2012

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Sigmund:
Photo of Sigmund
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask pint at Wetherspoons, Victoria Station, London. Copper colour, low off-white head. Moderate aroma, malts, toffee and a hint of fruity hops. Pleasant flavour, decent hops with a hint of blackcurrants, malty and nutty notes too. Good beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Ruds
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served via cask dispense into an English pint glass at the Half Moon, Windlesham, Surrey.

Copper in colour both pints I sampled were fairly lively and came with a decent frothy white head. Think of images of English country pubs of the past and big frothy heads - this really looked the part !

On the nose the aroma was fairly subdued, a little caramel and a pinch or two more malt came over to me. Pleasant but not dominant.

Flavours were more dominant than the nose and pretty much spot on for a 4.2% bitter. Slight sweet taste to this beer, malt and caramel as per the nose and a bitter hoppy finish.

Medium bodied with a mild mouthfeel, a little carbonation but in no way watery. Very good in this respect.

Overall another good beer from Windsor & Eton, actually drank this whilst eating curry and it paired well!

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rale
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TaylorLarson
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sephyrott
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a medium/dark amber colour with a small white head that dissappears quite quickly.

Smells faintly malty and slightly alcoholic.

Tastes firstly of medium/dark tangy malts and alcohol, almost rum like in a way. Add in a hop kick towards the end but then it smooths out leaving a delicate malt taste lingering on the palate.

Overall quite a nice beer, wouldn't be my first choice for a bitter but it's very unique, which is maybe down to the oak conditioning.

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Photo of woosterbill
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gravity halfpint at the Sebright Arms.

A: Clear copper body under a thin, clumpy, sticky white head. Lovely, delicate lace. Very nice.

S: Rich, lightly sweet biscuity/caramel malt blend. Toasty, complex, and pleasant. Hops would be nice, but for a malty bitter this smells very nice indeed.

T: Some light fruitiness joins the rich malty flavors adumbrated by the aroma, and an earthy hop bitterness closes things out. Tasty.

M: Creamy medium body with moderate, fine carbonation. Smooth and pleasant.

O: A very nice bitter; not as terrific as the brewery's Knight of the Garter, but a high quality brew in its own right.


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Photo of Spike
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: Clear, rich, dark, copper colour with a single finger of off-white head that recedes quickly to a ring. Spotty lacing.

S: Toasted malts. Some hay. Restrained.

T: Malt & caramel followed by a good level of bitterness from the fuggles and goldings hops. Quite astringent. Exactly right for a quality English bitter. Earthy aftertaste.

M: Medium body. Light carbonation. Best served cool.

O: An enjoyable pint of traditional English bitter. I've had it a couple of times previously on tap and it's an attractive, easy-drinking beer with a refreshing level of bitterness.

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Photo of hopley
2.92/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Guardsman from Windsor & Eton Brewery
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