Innis & Gunn Winter Beer 2011

 
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Bottled; Special.
Every ingredient we have used to brew this beer has been selected for its intensity of flavour. Amber and Cara malt have been added to give a rich, almost chewy, malt backbone and body and we have used a classic blend of aroma hops, Fuggles, Goldings and Styrian Goldings to add their signature vibrant characters.
Matured for 48 days

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3.4
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours copper with a white head. Aroma of malt, vanilla and mild oak. Flavour starts with sweet malt, caramel and orange before a slight bitter finish. Light carbonation. Good.

3.4
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2012

Bottle 330ml. clear glass.

[ Vintage 2011 ]. Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toasted, sweet malt, light wood - oak. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, wood, whisky notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111208]

3.4
Boutip (6374) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear burgundy color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of oak and vanilla are quite powerful with light sweet malt notes also noticeable. Taste is a mix between some vanilla notes with some notes of oak and a sweet malt backbone with some light caramel notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not something I would necessarily search for on a regular basis but a lot more pleasant then some of their first barrle-aged offerings.

3.4
yespr (45412) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
33 cL clear bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramelish and roasted malty. Toffee malty, light fruity note. Bitter and toasted malty flavoured. Bitter and dry finish, lasting malty impression.

3.4
joergen (28102) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and whisky with notes of smoke and oak. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and oak. Sweet finish.

3.4
j12601 (11573) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle of the 2011. Pours the same dark crimson brown that it is while in the clear bottle, under a rather large tanned beige head. Papery wood, a soft bit of vanilla and caramel, some smoke and burnt citrus. Medium bodied, quite sweet, but then it fades into relative emptiness. Has the same sweetness that most of the Innis and Gunn stuff has, but it’s not really offensive in any way. Smooth and easy drinking, a touch of sweetness, but not something I’d really ever crave.

3.4
BillWyce (1086) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
From notes: Poured clear red-amber with a thick, creamy bone-colored head. Aroma was of sweet orange mixed with wood notes. Medium-bodied, with a long, but mild finish. Flavor of wood mixed with vanilla, with a bright orange note in the finish.

3.4
jaghana (6065) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle 33cl bought at Edinburgh, a clear amber beer with medium head. Nose is wood like and vanilla, a bit much to be totally natural ? Aroma is very nice on vanilla and wood notes, caramel and sweet toffee with floral notes, light smoked notes, easy drinkable.

3.3
reebtogi (6261) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head which leaves only small amounts of lacing. Aroma is caramel and oak with a trace of alcohol and vanilla. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with hints of oak and alcohol with an earthy hoppy bitterness. Light to medium body and light carbonation. This is not one of my favorites of the Innis And Gunn oak aged series.

3.3
rocbyter (2123) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Sweet robust malt and fruit aroma. Clear red orange color with a small white head. Mild sweet beginning with a light bitter finish.


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