Kohinoor Diamond - Windsor & Eton Brewery
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.03/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2012 22:30:35 | More by CwrwAmByth
3.88/5 rDev -2%
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.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2012 17:26:08 | More by bark
Kohinoor Diamond from Windsor & Eton Brewery
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