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Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2012

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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We are pleased to present this special Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer bottled to celebrate Canada Day 2012.
Alongside ale malt we added Aromatic Barley Malt with imparts the beer’s rich toffee colour and satisfying maltiness. We used Goldings hops from 3 farms in East Kent to impart a delicate balancing bitterness and a fruity twist. We then slowly oak matured the beer to unlock the delicious flavours of vanilla and toffee locked inside the oak grain, only bottling it when we deemed it to have matured to perfection.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ghendrix (96) - Cardiff, WALES - AUG 21, 2013
Pours a rich orange with small white head. Sweet oaky, vanilla, caramel, toffee notes. Very sweet, even for I&G! My preconceptions convince me there’s maple syrup there, that’s how sweet it is (and how boringly clichéd my stereotypes are). It’s got light malts, toast, oak, vanilla, caramel in the mouth. Interesting but not brilliant.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
Pale amber pour with a tight white head. The aroma is a little bit toasty and slightly vanilaish. A soft sort of sweetness. Lightly malty with a touch of soft sweetness. Toffee and a little bit of spicy UKish hoppiness. It’s a little bit fruity as well with a bit of apple and pear as well. Okay - if quite similar to many of the other I&G stuff I’ve had.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3240) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall. Dark reddish amber brown colour, not much head. Caramel malt aroma. Rum, vanilla & caramel flavour. Quite smooth with sweet aftertaste. Decent for this beer style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1290) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
Very strong ruby colour. The oak is quite strong on this one and I felt like I was drinking a whiskey. Alcohol certainly comes through amidst the sweetness... perhaps I should have aged it longer. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3136) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
Bouteille de 330ml, bouteille translucide dans une boîte, achetée par Patrick en Ontario, merci. Bière ambrée avec une mousse brune. Le nez est discret avec une touche de vanille. En bouche c’est agréable, sucrée, touche de whiskey, vanille. La finale est très sucrée. Un produit commerciale, facile, un peu trop sucré.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10875) - DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
Bottle, 7.7%. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, toffee, vanilla, toasted, sweet and oak.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (4677) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear dark golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of vanilla and oak with sweet malt based and light sweet caramel malt notes. Taste is dominated by quite strong vanilla which borders on gross territory with some toffee and sweet caramel malt notes. Body is smooth with a creamy texture and good carbonation. Interesting but too much vanilla and a bit too sweet for its own good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3096) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Une bouteille achetée quelque part sur la rue Yonge. Une robe ambrée et une mousse qui frétille. Un nez de caramel et de petit fût vanillé. Des saveurs qui rappellent les bons et les moins bons coups de cette série qui reste toujours, à différents degrés, ordinairement intéressante. Un liquide qui offre un corps moyen avec un pétillement doux et une texture crémeuse. Une finale essentiellement touchée par le malt et le fût.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a slightly cloudy medium brown with a bit of thin white head. Smell is quite sweet, caramel, banana, and raw sugar, kind of one note. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied and has decent carbonation. Taste is quite sweet with no hint of the barrel or any hops. Disappointing really.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4268) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
pours almost clear medium dark golden with a small off-white cap, little retention, no lacing. fruity caramel malts, butter, few spicy notes along with bananas, blueberries (i know, odd), woody notes and too much vanilla. some sweetness. average carbonation, lightly boozy, decent earthy-grassy finish. linear and too much caramel and wood. still... o-k.


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