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Windsor & Eton Canberra

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Formerly brewed at Windsor & Eton
Style: Brown Ale
Windsor, England

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


maeib's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - NOV 8, 2012
Cask conditioned handpump Old Fountain London 30/10/12. A dark brown coloured beer with a whitish head. Piney hops in the nose. Similar in the mouth with a sweet smoky edge from the malts. This has interesting complexity. The sweetness is fine but the woody smoky edge is a little odd. I think I like it though.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. A dark amber colored beer topped by a small, beige head leaving some lacings. The aroma is lightly roasted, with nuttyness, caramel and a nice resiny and grapefruity hoppyness. Caramel, some roasted malts and nuts, as well as a nice bitterness in the flavor, with grassy, piney and resiny hop flavor. Full body, pleasant carbonation, quite dry on the palate. Lasting finish with caramel, bread and some dried fruits, and quite a lot of hoppy flavors. Nice indeed, especially like the use of hops. 140816

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, some herbal notes, malt, floral hops and biscuits. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malt, caramel,citrus and herbal notes. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7808) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, hint of nuts and citrus. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghendrix (112) - Cardiff, WALES - APR 20, 2014
Bottle, pours rich dark brown (chestnut indeed). Aromas are toasted malts, darker fruits, a bit citrus, caramel, grassy hops, wood. It?s surprisingly rich. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, nice mouthfeel. I?m pleasantly surprised.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2014

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Clear medium to dark brown - red amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel,sweet malt, maple, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, fruity hops, light wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity - nutty, caramel, maple, hoppy, medium dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140105]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Gravity Half Pint at Battersea Beer Festival 2014, London in Feb 2014 - Brown in colour (chestnut). Malty; toasty malts, caramel, hint of maple. Fruity; some tropical fruit. Hoppy; grassy hops. Sweet malty fruity with a slight sour edge. Sessionable. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5554) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2014
50cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2012, with maple syrup, from the brewery, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly fruity/bitter, balanced, clear, good head, nice brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2123) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [250214]
Caramel brown, clear, frothy bubbly off white head, good lacing
Aroma - Citrus hops, soft grapefruit, good simple nose
Taste - Caramel malts, citrus grapefruit hops, touch of toasted malts, can’t get the marble syrup, nice citrus, surprisingly hoppy
Palate - soft carb, light to medium body, sweet fruity caramel malts, fairly bitter hops. Finish of soft bitter citrus zest
Overall - I liked this, decent straightforward refreshing beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1862) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, very fruity aroma, the taste is sweet and fruity with a dry subtle finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7073) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
500 ml bottle. BB 28/Jan/2015. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small off-white head. Dark malty, floral and fruity hoppy aroma with mild bitterness. The flavour is floral and mildly resiny hops, moderate bitterness and dry woody maltiness. Quite typical dark English ale. Rather nice.


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