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Monday, 23 May 2011

Breakfast Beer Tasting: Windsor & Eton Knight of the Garter

Burge’s Brewery closed its doors in Windsor in 1931. There was to be a small gap of 79 years before the historic town became home to its next brewery. Since their launch just over a year ago, Windsor & Eton have developed a reputation for producing some quality beers, but can they brew a good breakfast beer?

The basics: It’s a 500ml, 3.8%, golden ale. It poured crystal clear with good carbonation and a medium off-white head. The aroma was biscuit malt and citrus hops.

Taste: Clean and tangy. There’s a crisp, biscuit malt backbone combined with a good dose of juicy citrus hops. You can definitely taste the Amarillo hops which give it a very pleasing dry, bitter edge. Very quaffable and moreish.

Finish: Dry and lingering.

Conclusion: An excellent session beer, and proof once again that a low ABV doesn’t have to mean mediocre. I look forward to trying some of their other beers. 

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