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Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2011 Edition - Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2011 EditionInnis & Gunn Canada Day 2011 Edition

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BA SCORE
86
very good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%


Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 03-30-2011)
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Reviews by heygeebee:
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heygeebee

Australia

3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

BB 0612 so out of date and cheap, tho why on a 8% + beer I am unsure.

Pours a hazy gold, one finger head looks good but dies. Little lace on swirl. Lots of clumps in bottom of bottle.

Aromas are sweet, brown sugar, some toffee. Add in whisky to start with, tho that dies.

Taste is very sweet, vanilla, spirit, smoke notes. Label notes oak-aged, and there are significant whiskey/bourbon notes.

Mouthfeel a real let down, far too light for ABV or style.

All in all, kind of OK, but lacking something. Strong beers should not dies so quickly imho, but I suspect this is past it.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 11:38:03 | More by heygeebee
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-11-2014 05:18:05 | More by DamageCase76
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

10-20-2013 14:40:35 | More by cam477
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Jordan_B

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-23-2013 02:43:34 | More by Jordan_B
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-30-2012 04:01:58 | More by KalanM
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy...perhaps chill hazed coppery brown color, and without much of a head. The carbonation appears to be plentiful, but also looks to be finely tuned as well. Like I said, the head is not very impressive, but instead there is a thick layer covering the beer, and is more eggshell in color. The lacing is modest, with small clumps of foam sticking to my glass. Overall, not a great looking I&G beer!

S- The aromas are quite nice, as I smell malt sweetness, a mild oak scent and muted hop bitterness. As for the sweetness details, there is much to note...I smell toffee, caramelized sugar, fresh vanilla bean, and even some ripe banana....it's quite nice and reminds me of a warming winter ale of sorts.

T- This one will wake you up for sure. Right at first, the booziness was prominent, but this subsides as you have more tastes. The woodiness of the oak is noticed as well, but there is mostly flavors of sweet caramel, vanilla, toffee, molasses and other assorted sweet baked goods, such as raisin bread. The finish is a combination of woody bitterness and leaves a rich lingering aftertaste that could be described as a little cloying.

M- Most definitely a medium bodied beer, that even leans towards full bodied. The carbonation is fine and doesn't overtake the beer. It is somewhat boozy, and needs to be sipped on, as it is very rich on the palate. I really do feel like I'm sampling some rich caramel/vanilla drenched baked product.

O- This one, while nice, doesn't stack up against other I&G offerings, I'm afraid. It's good....in fact, it is better than a good percentage of beers out there, but I find it lacks the drinkability of past offerings. This could be because I'm drinking this out of date, according to the brewery, but then again, it is a high alc/vol beer so I'm not sure that's what it is. I still recommend trying this out if given a chance, and I missed the 2012 version, so i guess I have to wait till 2013 to compare the next one!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 01:21:50 | More by ChrisCage
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-13-2012 01:54:45 | More by cfalovo97
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

09-13-2012 01:04:24 | More by Molson2000
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours coppery brown with a large, creamy head.
Nose shows toffee, caramel, butterscotch, oak and vanilla. Very sweet-smelling.
Similarly sweet flavours, almost syrupy sweet. Butterscotch, golden syrup, brown sugar, oak and soft booze. Pretty cloying to be honest.
Could use a thicker body and more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 07:56:54 | More by CrazyDavros
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ZachRusk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-30-2012 16:18:55 | More by ZachRusk
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-20-2012 19:25:42 | More by shagal
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-18-2012 22:00:58 | More by mick303
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A_Phrance

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-16-2012 06:00:41 | More by A_Phrance
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traumaqueen


3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-28-2012 01:46:39 | More by traumaqueen
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fine beer on it's own but for the cost - stick with the Innis & Gunn Original. This one is lacking in comparison to the Original.

The flavour is nice, toffee, carmel with some spice but not as well balanced or rounded as the Original.

You won't be disappointed with this one as a sipper on occassion, but I recommend the Original all the way.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 02:00:56 | More by hotsudge
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-05-2012 09:50:35 | More by Wordslinger
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-10-2012 19:41:21 | More by oldp0rt
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NForr

Quebec (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one since the summer, held off drinking it for a while. A bit cloudy, little to no head. Slight carbonation. Vanilla oak aroma, alcohol, caramel, usual I&G nose. Tastes of Sweet candy, toffee, alcohol. Rather liking this, it has a nice bitter finish that I wasn't expecting. Almost tastes like a oak aged IPA. At just over 8%, it's definitely a sipper, which is fine with me on a cold winters night. 

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 05:56:44 | More by NForr
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galluch

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-05-2012 02:26:53 | More by galluch
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KevinSP

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-01-2012 01:58:51 | More by KevinSP
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

2011 vintage, kept a half year old. Way too smooth. Easy drinking but very uninteresting. Rum and slightly hazy coloured body, a little creamy lace.A little cheesy aroma. Would appreciate something besides a load of toffee, carmel, vanilla unbalanced sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 23:56:14 | More by Sammy
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ahugenerd

Newfoundland (Canada)

5/5  rDev +29.2%

12-16-2011 20:00:57 | More by ahugenerd
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benbou17

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-05-2011 03:03:46 | More by benbou17
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-29-2011 06:40:43 | More by bigox420
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-21-2011 03:23:36 | More by chickenm
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Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2011 Edition from Innis & Gunn
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