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Innis & Gunn Independence Day 2012

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

Style: Scottish Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A light and fruity beer with notes of candied apple and marzipan. The combination of biscuit malt and citrus hops tingle the palate only diminishing after the first sip to allow the signature Innis & Gunn vanilla and oak notes to shine through. Because of this combination of Scottish malted barley and mouth-watering zesty American hops, ‘Independence Day’ beer is a great partner to BBQ dishes.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
glennmastrange (2253) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle. Moderate cereal and roasted for the malt, light herbs for the hops, with wood, sugar and milk in the background. Head is small, fizzy, off-white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is sparkling clear copper. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, a little slick with a carbonation between lively and fizzy and a lightly alcoholic finish. An okay Scottish Ale with quite a bit of character.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2012
Pours dark amber with a small head. Nose shows classic I&G vanilla oak, toffee, caramel and faint spicy notes. Pretty enticing. Coconut and vanilla stand out as flavours, with sweet caramel following. The base beer feels a little weak. Body feels a bit light on. A little to sweet, gets cloying, but nice oak characters throughout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Nice looking amber with a white head. The aroma has a lot of malt, bread and vanilla. The flavor has a lot of vanilla and oak. Just a bit too sweet but still very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10650) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark orange color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate aroma of toasted sweet malt. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6364) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
11.2oz bottle, thanks to Jay. Clear golden orange color. Good thin white head, leaving some splotches of lace. This has a really nice oaky smokey caramel malt rich nose, definite vanilla complements it nicely, interesting fruity hop aroma light cherry, like a cherry pie desert, with cream, wow. Nice light sweet taste, little bitter. Medium body, good lighter carbonation. Nice oaky vanilla aftertaste. Can’t help but like this, though I’m not sure about the practice of putting beer in clear-glass bottles

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (723) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
From notes: Poured clear orangey-amber with a 1-finger bone-colored head. Mild citrus aroma, mixed with caramel and vanilla. Body is medium-to-full, with a mild astringency to the finish. Flavor is woody and caramelly up front, with a touch of citrus that appears in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7854) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Draft at Blue Dog Lansdale. Poured copper with minimal head. Nose was caramel malt, vanilla, dark fruit, hops. Tastes of caramel malt, vanilla, earthy notes, nuts, oaky vanilla, and some fig. Complex.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3374) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours orange with a small head, aroma of toffee, cognac, wood and glue, flavor of, glue, red wine, wood, cognac, malt, touch of bittermess, medium bodied

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2370) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours clear dark amber-bronze with white film. Honey, clementine aroma. Tastes a little sweet but rich and nice. A little sticky, smooth, light-to-medium body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (5782) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear copper-amber color with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, candies, vanilla, a bit of coconut and fruits. Sweet flavor, malty and candy-ish, with vinous notes and lots of vanilla. Medium-bodied.


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