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Innis & Gunn Blonde - Lightly Oaked Beer - Innis & Gunn

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BA SCORE
83
good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 03-01-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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KalanM, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 330ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. Picked up from a supermarket some time back and stored in my garage. A lightly oaked beer; the label states that it was matured in casks for 37 days.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear golden colour with plentiful carbonation. Forms a large creamy head of white foam that remains for a few minutes before settling. Aroma of strong vanilla, toffee, oak, tannins and stewed leaves. Slightly sweet, with a mild whiff of booze in the background. Faintly reminiscent of whisky - unusual but not entirely appealing.

Tastes of distinctly oaked beer with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of oak, vanilla, toffee/caramel, a hint of brown sugar, tannins, stewed leaves, cardboard and overcooked veg. Faintly sweet but also astringent. A mild solventy twang in the background, followed by a restrained, earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and mildly spicy, with decent carbonation. The body is OK for a comparitively 'light' beer. Dries the palate and leaves an aftertaste of oak, vanilla and stewed leaves.

Different, but not brilliant. The oak/vanilla/toffee/stewed leaves combo comes on a bit too strong and spoils the character for me - it just isn't balanced. The flavours also seem forced and artificial; there ought to be some 'beer' flavour in there. I admire I&G's efforts to bring variety to the beer world, however in this case the oak and blonde beer don't work amazingly well together. The wood dominates the flavour - perhaps showcasing it was the intention? I reckon a dark oaked beer would be better; I can imagine oak and roasted malt flavours marrying nicely. At any rate, this is an odd sideshow and not a particularly worthy one. Try it for the novelty factor then move along.

jazzyjeff13, Nov 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Clear deep golden color with small white head. Malty aroma with explicit oak flavor. Taste is caramel malty, oak / vanilla is a bit more decent than in other Innis & Gunn brews, but still typically present, adding a woody dry note, therefore narrowing the taste in a way. Nevertheless there’s room for a slightly hoppy finish.

Serge, Oct 09, 2012
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Innis & Gunn Blonde - Lightly Oaked Beer from Innis & Gunn
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