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Windsor & Eton Canberra

Brewed by Windsor & Eton
Style: Brown Ale
Windsor, England


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
We have now brewed the final beer in our trilogy of beers to commemorate this very special Jubilee year. Available from the 15th October, it’s called CANBERRA. On the day of the Coronation, BBC footage was flown non-stop to Canada on a Canberra jet plane. This was the first time that Canadians had been able to watch an event on the same day that it had occurred. Long before the days of satellite or digital, this historic first was a major triumph. CANBERRA is a rich chestnut coloured beer to help make the Autumn and Winter evenings a little less gloomy. It is brewed with a balance of dark malts including Imperial, Chocolate, Dark Aromatic, and both Light and Dark Crystal malts. To recognise the link with both Australia and Canada, and to complete the tour of Commonwealth countries associated with this series of beers, we have used ingredients from both New World continents. CANBERRA has Galaxy hops from Australia, Nelson Sauvign from New Zealand and just a touch of Canadian maple syrup. This 4.0% ABV beer is available in casks, 5 litre mini casks and kegs and 2L PET bottles. In addition, 500ml bottles (4.2% ABV) will be available from mid-November.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Legacy rating. Pint at Hare and Hounds, Newbury last winter. Pours rich coppery brown with bubbly off-white head. Aroma malty caramel with some spiciness and burnt wood. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (1962) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle at friends, 6th May 16. Pours dark brown, not much head. Aroma is caramel, metallic. Taste is sweet, caramel, dark malts. Fruity, OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3902) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle from Pennells Garden Centre, Lincoln. Coppery red colour with a thick white head. Aroma sweet malts and fruit. Taste sweet with a long bitter fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (772) - - FEB 6, 2016
Sampled on draught at JPW's Mossy Well. Dark amber colour and sweet aroma. Taste of treacle and stewed fruit with a mildly bitter finish. Hints of dark chocolate. A pleasant, fruity pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Cask at Greyhound. Hartshill. Pours ruby with an off white head. Plenty of berries, stewed apple, some toffee, light spice. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8766) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
Cask @ Castle Hotel, Manchester. Copper-red with a small head. Has a good mix of earthy-sweet malts and hops, with certainly a few more of the former. There’s lots of sweetness with very palatable berry-fruits throughout its character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2377) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2015
Hand pull cask at Ye Olde Mitre, Holborn. Amber/brown, completely flat. Crystal malt, sour cherry, grass aroma with a hint of pine. Sweet taste that allows the fruity hop to shine. Long sweet lip-smacking finish. Despite the flat body, this has a lovely, full, syrupy mouthfeel. Suggestion of dark chocolate in the aftertaste. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle at home picked up from the Chesham brewery shop. Reddish copper coloured pour with a lasting cream coloured cap. Aroma is woody bark, maple, earthy, some summer berryand light pine hop. Clean yeast profile maybe cal ale. Flavour is composed of nutty, light caramel, spritzy raspberry, earthy mapel and summer berries. Palate is medium light bodied, spritzy carbonation, perhaps a little too much carbonation. Little chalk in the water profile. Drying in the finish. Lingering raspberry, and maple

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (10856) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Bit thin and weak. Burnt toffee aftertaste, slight hint of maple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
Cask. Clear hazelnut brown with a small tan head. Earthy, floral, forest, light brown sugar and dark dried fruit, forest, dark bread. Medium body, soft carbonation, light/medium sweet with some acidity and bitterness to cut it. Malty finish. Ok.

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