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Innis & Gunn Lager Beer - Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Lager BeerInnis & Gunn Lager Beer

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BA SCORE
76
okay

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 11-27-2013)
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle from Tesco (£1.50):
Golden amber with a thin, probably 0.5cm bubbly, white head with alright retention.

Lively with a citrus zest aroma some fruits and subtle hops. Almost like a Corona but a step up at least.

Corn and a sort of vegetable adjunct taste seem to kick things off with this one, although the citrus that dominated with lemon & lime featuring along with some bread.

Light bodied but less carbonated than I had feared, there was some sweetness and a sharp, crisp feel thanks to the excessive amount of citrus throughout the beer, in both the taste and the smell.

Very average indeed and not at all like an Innis & Gunn beer. This one seems aimed at the masses.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 08:43:34 | More by flyingpig
More User Reviews:
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

07-11-2014 13:25:40 | More by spinrsx
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +24.6%

07-08-2014 17:21:31 | More by rogerdandy
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6.5%

07-06-2014 04:01:28 | More by artemh
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Jeff8ham

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9%

07-05-2014 19:55:07 | More by Jeff8ham
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CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-03-2014 22:38:19 | More by CRObighit2
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

06-28-2014 03:14:49 | More by Exeter
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-27-2014 22:33:08 | More by FadetoBock
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cattersley

Ontario (Canada)

2.96/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving was in a 500 ml can, cracked it the same day of buying from my local liquor store. Honestly I was not impressed by this lager. I was surprised at how sweet it tasted. It wasn't terrible, but anything that I have had from Innis & Gunn has been pretty good if not great. I won't buy again...

Serving type: can

06-25-2014 20:53:26 | More by cattersley
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +24.6%

06-15-2014 21:40:36 | More by Molson2000
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9%

06-15-2014 02:53:46 | More by Socialiste
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Subliminal64

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +24.6%

06-14-2014 13:14:21 | More by Subliminal64
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9%

06-13-2014 23:29:22 | More by andrenaline
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

2.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: It has a nice clear straw yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down quickly and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grainy malts, lemon zest and a light grassiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some light grainy/bready malts, lemon zest and faint earthy/grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a light overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by decent flavors and aromas.

Serving type: can

06-04-2014 19:49:35 | More by SebD
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500 mL can picked up at the LCBO; best before Jan. 2015. I've been a fan of I&G's oak-aged stuff for many years, so when I spotted this lager on the shelf it immediately piqued my interest. Served well-chilled.

Pours a clear golden-yellow colour, topped with just over one finger of sparkling, frothy white head. Decent retention, with a modest swath of lace left behind as the head gradually wilts into a thin cap and collar. Looks fine, with a fairly unremarkable aroma that consists of pale grain malts, pear sweetness, and citrusy lemon tang. Not off-putting, but not really what I expect from an EPL.

My first impression? Pretty tasty, and fairly unique for the style. Grainy malts and oat sweetness provide an agreeable background, allowing the interesting mix of lemony citrus and berry-fruit flavours to strut their stuff. It finishes with a slight fruity tang and light, grassy bitterness. Light-bodied, with aggressive carbonation as one might expect from this type of lager. Very drinkable, and quite enjoyable to do so.

Final Grade: 3.48, a B-. As far as I'm concerned, I&G's Lager Beer is one of the better Euro pale lagers I've had in years. That being said, I doubt I'll be a regular purchaser of this stuff - it's a little pricy for what you get, and it's not like more affordable alternatives are difficult to find (e.g. any number of continental pilseners). If you're a lager man and money is no concern for you, then this brew will be worth a look. But if I may speak frankly on the subject - there's no sense paying this price for a lager when there are better ones available for 20% less.

Serving type: can

05-26-2014 04:26:25 | More by thehyperduck
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duimie

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

05-23-2014 01:55:55 | More by duimie
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

These guys are more often hit than miss. Not sure why they would want to enter the saturated lager market, but then wtf do I know?

Certainly no lack of the 'good' stuff that one looks for in a lager, Nuff said there.

I could go on and on about the aroma, taste, feel. What's the point???? The facts are: It's a Euro lager, obviously made with quality ingredients. Would I pay 'Stella' money for this in say Calgary, Alberta vs. Stella? Yes.

There's my take on this brew.

Cheers

Serving type: can

05-23-2014 01:44:13 | More by Shadman
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-18-2014 07:29:44 | More by DreamDeath
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Cycle69

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-18-2014 01:20:43 | More by Cycle69
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-16-2014 22:17:14 | More by cam477
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-15-2014 02:09:56 | More by mattsander
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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +24.6%

05-11-2014 01:27:05 | More by Tivlavrie
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-10-2014 15:25:16 | More by Kmat10
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.69/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2014. Picked up a little while back from a supermarket. The label states that this brew is inspired by German helles and includes oats in the mash.

Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. A crystal-clear golden colour with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before collapsing and disappearing. Aroma of faint light malt with subtle hints of stewed leaves and cardboard. Weak sauce.

Tastes of weak malt with a dry finish. Notes of ultra-light malt, stewed leaves, husks and cardboard. Well-attenuated, followed by a harsh bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and a thin, insubstantial body. Quite astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of acrid stewed leaves and watery malt.

Spectacularly unimpressive. Looks like a typical macro lager, with a virtually non-existant aroma and a weak flavour that possesses an unpleasant harshness. So-so body; bit too fizzy. Doesn't live up to its pedigree. Not very nice and not worth spending money on - give it a miss.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 22:13:18 | More by jazzyjeff13
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-04-2014 07:24:47 | More by schnarr84
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