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Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2011



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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9565) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle at home in London - picked up at Kris Wines. Pours clear copper with a tight, creamy tan head. The aroma holds light peat, some toasted toffee, hints of tangy berries. Big sweet flavor, lots of toffee, toasted sugars, bread, mild peat, overripe berries, golden raisins, touches of vanilla, a bit of honey-cured ham. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Sticky sweet finish, lots more honey-cured ham, toffee, toasty sugars, berries, overripe fruits, hints of maple syrup. Interesting stuff. A bit cloying at points but not bad overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (12581) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
2011-10-23. Crisp dark amber orange body with a small beige head that fades. 3+ Flavour is fairly sweet malty profile, light bitterness and hops, creamy sort of vanilla like character that I assume is from the oak. The wood is muted otherwise and not overpowering like some of their other offerings. Hints of citrus in the finish, maybe? 6+ Light alcohol notes in the aroma, mild oak and vanilla, caramel. Decent but not entirely to my tastes. Bottle from LCBO

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3257) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
330ml clear bottle, vintage 2011, clean copper-amber color, with a bubbly beige head, mild stewed apple, faint apple pie yeasty fruitiness, light vanilla oaky nose, with some candied dried raisin, toffee, biscuity, toasted, munich malt accents, with a mild spone toffee, sugar pie sweetness note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet dried fruity, raisiny, toffee, good biscuity, toasted, caramelized, munich malt character, with some mild vanilla oaky, woody flavors, and a faint sponge toffee, sugar pie, kind of maple syrup backbone, with a light earthy english flowery hoppy undertone, leading towards a warmth, sweet toasted, biscuity maltines, toffeeish, dried raisin, vanilla oaky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Bierzerg.de
Pours deep coppery amber with a small, creamy, off-white film head. Aroma has dry oak, caramel, sugar, vanilla, some floral notes. Medium to low carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, fat caramel, light oak, some mild dryness, sugary. Kinda dry oaky finish. Fine, light warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (7671) - New York, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2011
Caramel golden brown pour with a lot of white frothy head. Head lasts. Initial scent is very boozy, so much so that I checked the percentage on it (higher then I knew), The boozieness is in the mouth as well. I guess I&G thinks everyone wants to get hammered for Canada Day. Some sweet hops in there with a really nice finish that’s just slightly nutty. Of all of the I&G I have tried this is, thus far, my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2011
(bottle, 33cl) Clear, deep golden to amber colour with a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Cara-malty and slightly oaky aroma with notes of biscuits, vanilla and a subtle citrus-fruity touch. Sweet flavour, almost full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Biscuity malty taste with notes of caramel, vanilla and fruity notes; sweet malty and slightly oaky finish with a present alcoholic bite. 07.VII.11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Hand bottle, thanks to Craig and Dan. Pours a copper colour with a lacy white head. Aroma of treacle, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Flavours of treacle and toffee with a sweet oaky finish. Alcohol is very present with mild carbonation and a long caramel and alcohol linger.

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