Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Blonde Beer

Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Belhaven (Greene King)

Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Bottle: Pasteurised. Special - 2004.
Brewed by Belhaven for Innis & Gunn
Ingredients: Golden Promise and Crystal malt; Phoenix hops.
For 30 days this sunshine coloured 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 unique process produces an exceptionally light, refreshing beer. Delicate vanilla and orange citrus aromas with hints of honey. The palate is lightly oaked with vanilla and biscuity malt combining with a light carbonation to give an exceptionally refreshing, moreish beer. Clean and malty in the finish. Recommended serving temperature: ice cold.

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to14go's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
to14go (39) - - SEP 26, 2012
really good beer, you can feel the oaking really good! great experience

HeikoSchmitz (59) - Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2017
Eichenaroma, ein bisschen Whiskey. Alte Himbeere. Dunkelbernsteinfarben, klar. Wenig Schaumkrone. Malziger Antrunk, mit herben Abgang. Wenig Kohlensäure. Trinkbar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

RhetoricalAns (973) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Pour light amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet smelling, caramel and vanilla. Taste is also sweet, caramel, some oak. Decent but not my favorite I&G.

miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

Tide (4566) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle at bar. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with oak, citrus, caramel and honey. Bittersweet finish with citrus and honey. Very nice scottish ale.

Barbaraxx (5) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2012 does not count
Great beer. Enjoyed the oak taste and richness of this beer, still not getting tired of the taste throughout one bottle/glas.

cards04 (2943) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
Smells like caramel, scotch, wood, smoke. Thin mouthfeel. Tastes like sweet toffee, woody flavors and smoke. Certainly not a bad beer....just ok.

olio (10695) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Edinburgh hotel room.
Rated on 20110728.
Pours clear golden color with small head. Aroma of light malts, some oak notes and fruits. Flavor of vanilla, malts and wood. The oakiness doesn’t fit here at all.

iammarc (382) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2012
Pungent skunky aroma, a bit woody. Pours quite thin, very light. Not a bad beer.

whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
341ml bottle. Pours a beautiful orange-amber with an off-white head. aroma of caramel, fruit and some vanilla. Flavours of vanilla and malt. I like that this version has more vanilla but it’s not as well balanced as the original. Overall IT’s pretty good though.

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