Kohinoor IPA, Windsor & Eton
Added: Tuesday, July 1st 2014
Windsor & Eton Kohinoor IPA 5%
The beer was first brewed as one of three IPAs to mark the Queen’s Jubilee. It takes its name from the Kohinoor diamond from India that forms the centrepiece of the Coronation crown.
As well as malt and hops, the beer features more exotic ingredients drawn from Commonwealth countries. They include Jiggery raw cane sugar, jasmine petals, coriander and cardamom. The cane sugar is added to the copper boil with hops – Chinook, Pacific Jade and Simcoe – while jasmine, coriander and cardamom are added following fermentation during warm conditioning.
The beer is bronze coloured and has a massive fruit aroma of oranges and lemons with subtle hints of herbs and spices. Tangy hop resins, juicy malt, tart fruit and spices build in the mouth followed by a long finish superbly balanced between sappy malt, rich fruit, bitter hops, herbs and spices.
A cask version of the beer is brewed between April and June. The bottled beer costs around £1.80 a bottle. It can be purchased from the brewery shop, Unit 1, Vansittart Estate, Duke Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1SE: 01753 854075 or online at £26 a case at www.webrew.co.uk.
The beer is also available from branches of Waitrose in the Windsor and Eton area and from Eton Vintners and branches of Wine Rack.