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


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (915) - Erskine, - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s house. Small head, not too fizzy. Very dark brown colour. Perhaps slight haze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1663) - Ely, 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 (6536) - 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 (7821) - 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 (2356) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, caramel, herbs. Flavour is fruit, malt, caramel, herbs, citrus, floral. Medium body. Ordinary beer. KRS 160814.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Cask. Dark orange amber, slight haze, small white head. Body is medium to light, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is light and malty, bready, background medicinal and soft citrus. Short review due to being smished.

   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 (2413) - 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 (7253) - 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 (15764) - 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

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