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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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76
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 11-27-2013

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Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 18
Photo of jonatanlauritzen
3.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Burgz
4.06/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml can with best before stamp of May 2015. Poured into a pint mug. Pours a transparent straw color with a small quickly dissipating head. Scents of light almost minty or eucaliptys. Tastes sweet with hints of citrus (maybe lime). Lower carbonation than most lagers. Overall an incredible tasting import lagers. One of the best I have tried in a while.

Photo of Logan12321
3.95/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden pour, with little head and low retention. Taste is great, the malt taste is there but not too overwhelming. Very low carbonation, smooth going down and served cold was great.

Photo of ghisty
3.53/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance:
gold, slightly hazey when poured, flattens clear, not much carb, one finger lace, looks like typical adjunct lager.

smell:
probably this lager's best point, grainey, notes of straw, orange, birchsmoke maybe. hints of corn, oats, its a bit too chilled to have full nose.

taste: grainey, like the nose,its grainey, and bright. the malt isnt very present at first , once swallowed it drys up and has a buttery malt after taste. its a good lager flavour, not much bitter at all, crisp and light hops towards the finish.

mouth: not visibly as carb as it tastes, a burps, it isnt foamy of slick,
and being from a tallboy can and poured out ,it is decently crisp.
it drinks very easily,

overall: at the start, expecting this lager to have similar traits to the norm for innis & gunn, I had expected smokey flavour, maybe even carmel. but its a pretty sessional lager, its crisp and sort of dry, drinks easy and has some body,
my only complaint is that its a bit flat, but its only available from tallcan where I live and I'd imagine its signifigantly better bottled or on tap for that matter. It isnt what I'd expected but it is worthy of drinking.
on that note..

Photo of TheHammer
3.57/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of soulcougher
3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thommo_nk
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -54%

Photo of jcubz
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of AndrewC
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of ZachT
3.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of mjacquard
3.08/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of BeerWatcher
3.75/5  rDev +15%

Pours a light amber with light carbonation and a light white head that quickly settles into a thin film leaving little lacing behind, Aromas are of vanilla, cereal in milk, and light biscuits. Tastes are of vanilla cookies, oats, sweet corn, digestive cookies. Overall, in a world of boring cardboard flavoured lagers, this one is a standout for me.

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Appearance – A good golden colour with a medium head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves little lacing.

Smell – This beer has a rich aromatic smell of hops and malt.

Taste – In the brewing process they have added naked oats which boosts the flavour so that it is similar in some ways to Amstel and very similar to the German Helles beers but it has more flavour than both. In terms of flavour the malt really comes through and is the most dominate flavour but there is some sweetness and the leafy citrus hops balances this out. Overall this beer has a rich flavour that is smooth and well balanced.

Mouthfeel – Good body on this one with a light sharpness and good linger.

Overall – A beer I highly recommend. Generally I prefer dark ale over lager but this beer has surprising flavour and character. It is smooth and goes down very well but it still has nice depth.

Photo of RedAleMan
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Sercoli
4/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of GlendonTT
3.28/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of JasonThaler
4.25/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of endless1408
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of innuendoughnut
4.04/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Organdrew
3.51/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Howlader
2/5  rDev -38.7%

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