Innis & Gunn Lager Beer - Innis & Gunn
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New Brunswick (Canada)
3.51/5 rDev +9%
I was curious about the new innis and gunn lager beer out so I bought a 500ml can from the local liquor store. Served from a can into a tall beer mug.
Look: can is green with cool patterns. Beer pours a little darker than expected for a lager, but sill a little light.golden almost brown-orange tint. Poured a few inches thick with bubly head that receded quick enough.
smell: reminds me of Budweiser on tap from the local bar but with no harsh notes. Light smelling maybe slight notes of caramel?
taste: Excellent! Tastes like the regular innis & gunn, the typical "Innis taste", though slightly lighter. Like you would expect a lager to taste. reminds me the strength of bud light but with innis and gunn taste. The taste is more malty-sweet, with very little hops coming through. No harsh chemical tastes, very balanced, and sweet. vanilla? High on the malty side.
mouth-feel: creamy, smooth, light carbonation. Very malty and feels nice in the mouth.
Overall: Innis & Gunn have never disappointed me with any of their beers. I was disappointed a few times by other brand's versions of lagers but this one is good. Will I buy again? Maybe if I was longing for a tasty, easy drinking, and sweet beer, although I do prefer bitter hoppy IPA. I would recommend to anyone that enjoys Innis, malty-sweet beers, or lagers.
07-25-2014 00:01:43 | More by Organdrew
2.96/5 rDev -8.1%
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...
06-25-2014 20:53:26 | More by Electros
2.84/5 rDev -11.8%
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.
06-04-2014 19:49:35 | More by SebD
3.48/5 rDev +8.1%
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.
05-26-2014 04:26:25 | More by thehyperduck
3.93/5 rDev +22%
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.
05-23-2014 01:44:13 | More by Shadman
Innis & Gunn Lager Beer from Innis & Gunn
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