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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).


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (739) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle purchased at the LCBO. Pours a very dark copper colour, with an off tan head which recedes to a thin layer/ ring. Some spotty lacing here and there. Aroma is sweet and woody (oak Iím assuming). Some maple syrup too maybe? Tastes sweet and of maple syrup, tart, bitter (but not very). Some vanilla creaminess on the back end.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (623) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
higher ABV than the previous year, pours auburn - lighter in colour, small head, micro CO2, ringed retention, sticky lacing. Muted malted toffee nose. Strong walloping deep malted 7/10 sweet toffee and caramel up front intermixed with an alcoholic punch, a bit of vanilla and spice in the mid, very minor bitter and long malted finish. Medium-high depth, Medium complexity, med-full body, medium length. You get the flavour after 5 or so sips so nothing mind-blowing. Solid and appreciable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2011
Brilliantly clear! Aroma has complex malt with subtle oak and bourbon aromas there as well. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with plenty of the oak flavour coming through. Finishes slightly sweet, certainly malt forward.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin (457) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
darrennelson12 (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 In bottle; great beer ... notes of vanilla and toffee. Nice body to it ... much better than I expected it to be (wish it was available all year)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
More fuggles flavour. This beer is fantastic. Iíve enjoyed just about everything Iíve had with the innis and gunn name and this is just about the best

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeliriumT (361) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
This is a review of the 2011 edition of Canada day. The beer pours cloudy dark coppery colour with no head (as is the innis & gunn tradition). It smells vanilla with a hint of berries. The flavour is so complex I donít know where to begin. The first detectable flavour is vanilla. Other obvious flavours are berries, plums and rum. Impressive stuff

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
Appearance: Translucent orange-brown, foamy white-beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Oak, wood, scotch, hints of something like maple syrup, nuts, and ginger. Palate: Thick-bodied, slightly syrupy, but very smooth. Taste: very very sweet, not bitter or sour at all. Strong notes of maple syrup, butterscotch, vanilla. Very very good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeZasada (289) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber with a thin peal head. Very aromatic, smells sweet like caramel. Tastes moderately sweet, notes of caramel. Very oaky taste too - mediumed bodied, average carbonation. Finishes with a earthy bitterness, with the sweet malt notes and oak still there. A touch of canadian wiskey throughout. Finally, a I&G special that manages to beat out the regular one!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
341ml bottle 2011 vintage. Pours clear amber/red with a small off white head. Aroma is somewhat malty wit h caramel, roasted malt and a hint of vanilla and whiskey. Flavour is somewhat sweet, with moderate bitterness, roasted malt, and vanilla. Overall I enjoyed this. Pretty good.


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