Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2011

 
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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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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3.7
TheBaum (2) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011 does not count
Ice cream head! Pralines and cream. Rich honey visual and taste. Floral undertones. Imagine a cow graising in a field of clovers in your mouth.

3.7
Hermod (8509) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2011
33cl bottle labeled Canada Day 2011. 8.3%. Poured clear amber color with a thin head. Aroma is buttery, toffeeish, biscuity, with some woody notes when getting warmer. Flavor is biscuit, toffee and caramel with lots of vanilla towards finish. Hint of alcohol as well. Almost full bodied. Overall a very smooth beer, typical Innis & Gunn. Very tasty.

3.7
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Bottled. Golden colour, small off-white foamy head. Aroma is sweet wooden notes, mild rumlike notes as well as some slight fruityness. Flavour is sweet slightly smoked wooden notes with some rum and vanilla in it as well. Quite sweet finish. Actually very pleasant.

3.7
Maris (1611) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2011
From a 330ml bottle on 25/9/2011 (shared with Butz). Pours a reddish amber with a fast disappearing head. Has a fruity, slightly port like aroma. In the mouth, it’s very sweet indeed - malty and fruity (particularly raisins and berries), with some oak. It almost has a touch of muscat about it. There’s just enough offsetting bitterness for it to work quite well. A nice and quite unusual dessert beer.

3.7
BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2011
This "Canada Day" ale claims be an "oak-aged scottish ale" on the packaging.... Ruby-amber body with tanned airy and creamy top. The bouquet is composed of finely crafted oak massaged into an amber sugar malt body. There is a delightful woodsyness of oak-barrel breath. A clean oak profile throughout. The flaovr reminds me of a pleasant Candian whiskey. A stronger oak presence makes itself known and there again is te well apportioned woody character--this time also accompanied by soft vanillins. Well-crafted and nuanced. Not very scotch ale-like--more of a Canadian Whiskey ale.

3.6
thepegjett (1281) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
A - Fruity with caramel under tones A - Copper coloured with thin white head T - It attempts to start sweet, but is overtaken by a controlled light bitterness P - Medium to full body with light carbonation O - Best of the brewery

3.6
bortology (35) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2011
Is it good? Yes. Is it worth $5 a bottle? Nope! The high alcohol content gives the beer an off tasting flavor. This is not a beer that I would necessarily recomend, as there are many other beers that are of higher quality and flavor. But I would not refuse it if it were in front of me.

3.6
Spab (4219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2011
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear burnt orange with small off-white head. Aroma is lightly sweet with some toffee, a little vanilla and oak. Taste is vanilla, tobacco, light oak and toffee . Alcohol is quite apparent and gives a light tingling to the mouthfeel. Not worth 5 bucks but nice.

3.6
northropfrye (3731) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2011 Bottle. I and G is known for the whiskey aged stuff, which I’m not a huge fan of. This is a great beer, though. Malty and delicious.

3.6
MichaelLawrie (51) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
Nice fruity aroma with a distinct young coconut character. Quite sweet on the tongue, slightly unbalanced. There is not much barrel character here. Overall quite good.


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