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Windsor & Eton Canberra

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


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7704) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - OCT 21, 2012
Cask, gravity at the brewery, Saturday 20th October 2012 Pours light chestnut with just a smattering of bubbles across the surface. Good aroma, plenty of hops showing. In the mouth this has a distinctive autumnal feel, nutty, mellow and with a slightly rustic quality, however the hops used ensure that this is far from run of the mill. I think I can detect the maple syrup but it has been added in a sensible quantity and adds a subtle sweetness. Another very nice beer from a great brewery A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Cask at the King’s Arms, Bethnal Green. Poured a clear amber, with a halo of white head. Aroma was pretty light, with some malt, herbs and floral hops. Caramel sweetness in the flavour, with some biscuit and bread. Finish was brown sugar, fruitloaf and dried fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1560) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Aroma: grain and bread malts, some light toasted flavours. Appearance: clear, dark brown, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: malty sweets intensify, bread, grain, caramel, soft carbonation. Overall: decent Brown Ale, could be more complex. Pint at The Willow Walk, Victoria.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Cask-conditioned at the Grove, Ealing 31/10/2014. Deep amber in colour, with a decent, off-white, head. Sweetish, malty beer, with some berry fruits, caramel and a citrus hop kick. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14170) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6016) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8274) - 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,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghendrix (121) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - 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

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