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Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2011

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Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Wellpark (C&C Group)

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This special beer has been brewed using Munich malt and golden oats to give it a beautiful biscuit backbone and a creamy smooth finish. Fuggles hops add their signature earthy and rich character before maturation in bourbon oak unlocks delicious flavours of vanilla and toffee from deep inside the oak grain. Available exclusively in all provinces of Canada (except Quebec and PEI).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5550) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2011
33cl, as Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2011, exclusive Scottish brew, from Bierzwerg Greven, complex brew, sweet/malty and slightly woody/fruity, not too heavy, balanced, clear, good head, good brew, yet expensive

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10386) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle. Canada Day 2011. Dark amber color. Malt, toffee and a hint of vanilla in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with hints of oak, toffee, raisin. Slightly alcoholic, sticky mouthfeel. Hint of butter in the aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2011
sweet and malty at finish. definite oak presence gives it the bourbon taste - just not sure if i like that in a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelLawrie (51) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
Nice fruity aroma with a distinct young coconut character. Quite sweet on the tongue, slightly unbalanced. There is not much barrel character here. Overall quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2123) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 6, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2011 Bottle from The Cask, Glasgow.
Appearance - Typical I & G. Orange with quite a thick off white head that dissipates.
Aroma - Oaky wood, sweet malts, occassional hint of rubber, bit of alcohol, no skunk (in a nice box)
Taste - Wood, very sweet malts, candy sugar, honey, glucose syrup, vanilla, bit of caramel malt and toffee, very little hops, slight metal. Quite well blended but not very beer-like.
Palate - Smooth mouthfeel , creamy, medium body, soft carb, finish warm and sweet with a slight hint of earthy hop.
Overall - Initial impression is that itís a lot better than standard I & G - smoother and less rough but rather sweet. No whisky. Interesting at first, then after a while it gets a bit boring, just sweetness, candy, vanilla, wood. Was worried it wasnít going to be that great, but was better than expected and more refined and smoother than the standard stuff. I expect the I & G fanboys will love this stuff. I actually thought it was quite good, despite its faults, so itís a 14/20. (12/20 for standard I & G)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin (466) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
bottle. Amber-red colour. Good head and lacing. Aroma is wood, biscuit malt, toffee/butterscotch, vanilla. Mouthfeel is creamy, taste is smooth and sweet. Definitely an Innis and Gunn beer. One of their better offerings.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2190) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
330ml bottle from the LCBO. pours light brown, reddish amber with alasting beige head. nice cara malt and spicey aroma with some wood as well. very sweet malty flavour, minimal barrel character. to sweet to drink quickly and not overly pleasent to sip at either. typical I&G brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
Impressive appearance, mahogany reddish brown with white head. Aroma of alcohol, slight hops. Taste is spicy, toffee, caramel, some tutti fruity with a ginger finish. Growing on me the more I drink but still no

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (1805) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours a reddish amber. Smells of booze. Not great. Tastes sweet. Somebody said ginger nuts. Good shout. Head fades. This was a disappointing beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011

Bottle 330ml. clear glass.

Clear medium amber colour with a small large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, smoke - rubber, light roasted, vanilla and whisky notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, rubber, sweet sugar rubber, sweet rice ! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110731]


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