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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle. Not sure if this beer will remain a separate listing or get lumpectomy in with the other Canadian Cask entries. Anyway, true to form it remains my favourite from I& G. If anything, this vintage offers even better balance with the oak elements. Creamy buttery toffee malts, burnt sugars, very subtle hop presence. Still my favourite offering from these guys.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle at a tasting at Andy’s. Pours a clear brown amber with a small white head. Lots of little dirty flocculated yeast in there. Sweet and malty with a bit of wood and a caramel. Medium bodied, sweet and bordering on cloying. Long sweetness and a bit of wood again. Decent, but nothing amazing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
[4036-20111023] 330mL clear bottle. Maple caramel and mild mould wood aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet caramel wood flavour hints at spicy turkey whiskey malt. Medium body. Interesting. (6/3/7/3/15) 3.4
(w/ jerc)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle 330 ml as Canada Day 2011
Aroma: refined gentle nose, Arabic gum ,hint of smoke , aromatic perfume feel, gentle flower, soft ripe fruit. Deep clean malts. I am highly impressed by refinement of this nose. 9 -
Appearance: slight haze on amber with ruby accents. Medium beige top. 3+
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: medium bodied. Caramel with woody cam fire smoke , hint of candy sugars , pine wood , cask feel oh oak wood. Quiet drinkable German smoked brews with fruit ale feel treated on cask character. I like the thinking of brew master that formulated this ale . Bravo!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6263) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle (330ml) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o garthicus. Pours a clear orange-amber with a small diminishing off-white head. Aroma, which is sweet as usual with these guys, of vanilla, wood and biscuity malt. Sugary sweet flavour of vanilla, wood, biscuit and some light peat. Average bodied. One of their better beers but I still don’t like it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6129) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
330ml bottle (clear) - shared by garthicus with me blankboy. Ruby-amber with a tiny frothy white head. Buttery aroma - a bit boozy, sweet, vanilla - meh. Vanilla pudding taste - really? WHY DO YOU PEOPLE KEEP BUYING THIS SHIT!!!!?????? Same old same old - butterscotch, vanilla, watery, still, slick, blah.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5624) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bottle shared with Andy and jay. Pours a hazy amber with no head. Aroma is straight maple syrup sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of sugar, maple syrup, malts, honey and super vague vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4707) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle saved from the light in a cardboard box with Canadian art. Dark amber with light froth. Aroma of dark toffee with hints of oak, coffee and chocolate. Flavour seems light at the front but then big dark toffee and alcohol hits the back of the palate and holds in the aftertaste. Could be a desert beer as it reminds me of an alcohol and toffee addition to ice cream. Initially I would pan it but that back end keeps getting more addictive. Very interesting. Happy early Canada Day to me!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
pours clear dark golden-copper with a relatively small off-white head, little retention. classic innis aroma of toffee, butter, vanilla, oak. lightly toasted and biscuity malts, fruitiness - apricots, bananas. some sweetness and booze. average carbonation, light body - oily, decent grassy-earthy finish. o-k.


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