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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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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).


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2012
pours nice clear amber with a thin white head, smells beautiful with malty whiskey and smokey dark fruits. tase is heavy malt with lots of dark fruit and some smoke. finishes with a nice warmth in the throat.

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   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (962) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a semi-clear clear light brown/deep copper with a thin creamy white ring around the glass, Googles and little to no legs. Aroma is brown sugar, vanilla, oak, toffee, and bourbon. Flavour is brown sugar, bourbon, toffee oak, vanilla, and mild alcohol. Very tasty and flavourful but a bit more of a desert beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6406) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (734) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31106) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
33 cL clear bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and toasted malty. Smooth, sweet and caramelish. Light vanilla bourbon. Smooth malty and sweet. Lingering fruity and slight sweet into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
330ml clear bottle, boxed. Clear golden/amber coloured brew with a big white head which fades to a long lasting ring. Very sparse lacing. Nose has some hops, sweet malt character, caramel and whisky notes. Flavour has big caramel start, mellow malt middle, finishes with vanilla, light booze/bourbon and woody notes. Hint of citrus hops in the finish and faint smokiness. Medium body, light carbonation, pretty smooth in the mouth. A pleasant surprise, a lot of these I&G beers are hit and miss. Would be happy to drink this one again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RD400F (181) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2011 Beer into Chimay trappist glass... Aroma: rubbing alcohol, oak, toffee, caramel, a little sour and kinda floral. Appearance: Disappointing. Head which went poof in a second which was off-putting. Beer is a super clear burnt orange/amber/red. Taste: Pretty fine, and that matters along with palate the most. Toffee is quite evident along with oak, booze and a slightly hoppy finish. Quite well balanced however. Palate: Thin, co2 is not overbearing, nothing negative to note, but not outstanding. Itís very smooth. Overall: Nice beer, I like it. I thought this was kinda bottom end, but no, itís actually pretty good! Compared to a can of Holsten Festbock pisswater, this is amazing. Recommended.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2263) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
Purchased at the LCBO in a single box. Pours an amber colour with little transparent flakies floating around. Off-white head that stays a while and minimal lacing. A nice nose of fruits over caramel and butterscotch. No alcohol felt for a 8.3% ABV brew with no burning. Quite smooth and almost creamy-oily. Again, the caramel is in the taste with fruit, like raisins. I do not sense the bourbon barrels influence. Very easy to drink and nicely blended between the sweet sugars and the tasty fruits.


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