Friday, 30 March 2012

Tasting Notes: Windsor & Eton Windsor Knot (4% abv)

For a brewery that has only been in existence for a little over 2 years, Windsor & Eton are certainly moving in the right direction and are an example to follow for anyone hoping to run a successful brewery.

This Golden Ale was originally brewed as a special for last year’s Royal Wedding, but has proved so successful that it is now part of their permanent range of core beers.  Clear gold in colour with a small off white lasting head;. This has an aroma reminiscent of freshly cut grass with subtle hints of fruit. On taste there is an immediate, yet subtle, grapefruit flavour (initially this led me to think that Chinook hops had been utilised in this beer, but, I must admit that on this occasion I was incorrect.), giving way to tastes of apple, pine and more than a hint grapey Sauvignon Blanc characteristic of Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand, also used were the seldom seen Sovereign hop.

On the whole, this is a very refreshing beer, and at only 4% you can easily, and quite happily have another one or two. Well, in fact, I must admit that I did.

Highly recommended!

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