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Innis & Gunn
Brewed at Wellpark (C&C Group)

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Avaialable in 330ml & 750ml bottles and on draught: Pasteurised.
Brewed by Belhaven for Innis & Gunn
Originally marketed simply as Innis & Gun Oak Aged Beer. "Original" was added later.

Ingredients: Golden Promise and crystal malt; Phoenix hops.
""""For 30 days this honey-hued beer sleeps in hand selected oak barrels, locked inside a bonded warehouse, gradually assimilating the subtle flavours that reside in the wood. Barrels are then emptied and maturation continues for a further 47 days in a marrying tun where these natural flavours infuse and fall into perfect balance. This 77-day process is unique and produces a delicious, refreshing beer: Aromas of vanilla and toffee, hints of citrus, with a malty, lightly oaked,palate. Deftly balanced and light in texture, soothing and warming in the finish.""""


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1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
squidknuckle (22) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2012 Sample bottle from CT distributor. Clear glass -- never a good idea (I wish Belhaven would switch back to brown). Pours a dull hue of brownish orange. A lot of vanilla. Smooth, slightly clingy texture. A little goopy. Sweet, kind of marshmallowy finish. Sticky. Good college party curiosity beer for people afraid of dry things with subtle, nuanced flavors.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsmerig (1291) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours a crystal clear golden Amber with a light white head. Aroma of vanilla and burbon with a little banana. Taste is a mellow sweet honey vanilla with the burbon undertones. Very dry in the finish but smooth in the front. Excellent pale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (602) - ITALY - DEC 23, 2014
33 cl bottle, nice look, oak aged, hmmm. Honey color, clear, with a short thick white head, quiet nose. Aroma: tasty malts with fruity overtones, sugar and and woody notes, almost unnoticeable hops. Rich malty taste. Smooth texture almost oily, medium bodied, average carbonation. Nice "wet" malty finish, long, warming. Seems a strong lager but very tasty. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dandeman (555) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
A refreshing and pleasant candy beer. A lot of caramel with a fiizzy carbonation and a soft herbal finish. Olfactif typique de bonbon, de caramel, de toffee, avec une touche d’herbes et épices. La dominante est surtout bonbon et jujube plus que caramel; avec un fond d’épices de cannelle et de clou de girofle. Le visuel est cuivré et limpide, avec une mousse généreuse, dense et crémeuse qui se maintient très bien. Les traces sont présentes mais discrètes. L’attaque présente un doux caramel aux notes de toffee, soutenu par une effervescence vive et une amertume herbacée discrète. Les éléments de bonbon sont nettement atténués au gustatif. La dominante reste l’effervescence et le caramel. Un mélange sucré et piquant. Bon équilibre. Une espèce de bière bonbon rafraichissante et plaisante à boire.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stephane_Houle (148) - - DEC 14, 2014
Apparence: D?une couleur ambrée translucide, elle est coiffée d?une mousse moyenne d?une courte durée. Effervescence moyenne avec des bulles de petite taille. Arômes: Au nez, ce sont principalement des arômes de malt caramélisé et de légères notes de vanille. Saveurs: En bouche, c’est un corps moyen. Au goût, c’est des saveurs de malt légèrement caramélisé et de miel. De durée moyenne, effervescence moyenne et aucune amertume. Finale légèrement alcoolisé. Fiche technique Style: English Strong Ale Format: 330 ml Taux d?alcool : 6,6%

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (400) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear golden orange beer ; medium bubbly ; medium white foam with a medium retention. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, wood, herbs. Medium sweet, light to medium dry bitter. Medium body, thin oily texture, average to soft carbonation, sweet herbal finish. Overall, a good english ale : pleasant vanilla woody aroma, balanced, nevertheless a bit too sweet for my taste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pecksheeh (20) - IRELAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very clear amber / gold. Sweet aroma of malts, some hops coming through. Taste of vanilla with long finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Clear Amber Color, Small Head, Almost No lacing. Malt and Whiskey Like Booze Aroma. Malt, Moderate Bitter with Some Alcohol Burn Finish. Not My Thing, So Just OK. Pass...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KennethArd (256) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2014
Aroma of caramel, vanilla, orange & malt. Clear golden with large white head. Persistent sour & dry taste with touch of sweetness. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation & long finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
camoes (210) - PORTUGAL - DEC 4, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 9C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L4153 18:18. AROMA: sweet malty aromas with some cask notes and faint vanilla and toffee. low hop aromas. APPEARANCE: dark golden color and translucent. thin head of slight ivory color with poor retention. TASTE: malty flavour with some cask notes. low bitterness with a semi-sweet finish. PALATE: medium-low body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a just slight different tasting bulk beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bennetporter (57) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Sweet, vanilla, caramel aroma, no hoppiness to speak of. Pours a nice amber, with a thin white head. Flavor is caramel, vanilla, something like toffee, slightly bitter but mostly sweet.


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