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Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish - Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood FinishInnis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish

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very good

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: biboergosum on 05-21-2013

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Ratings: 164 | Reviews: 40
Photo of Olek4374
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I suppose this is the "Canada Day" beer for this year. It's fairly expensive at just over $5.00 for 330ml, so it better be worth it.

It pours a light brown with some orange notes to it - a very attractive pour to be sure. The smell is sweet, woody and floral, but balanced out very nicely. The taste is difficult to describe as I find it to be a little sweet, but it's got some complex tastes, as well as a really fun, fruity aftertaste. I've had this bottle sitting in my fridge for a while, but it was in a box so I doubt light damage is an issue here.

I like that taste. It's honestly difficult to say what's going on, but rest assured i like it. Still, a bit sweet.

Photo of srhoadsy
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served slightly chilled into a tulip.

Pours a beautiful clear copper color with an inch of light tan head that quickly recedes leaving a very light surface layer and lacing.

Aromas of whiskey, caramelized sugars, dried fruit and very mild hint of pineapple.

Flavors follow through the aromas with a slight peppery finish.

Light to medium bodied and sweet with a crisp dry finish. Moderate carbonation.

Overall a full flavored but fairly light bodied beer. Not my favorite from I&G, but a good beer to pair with a variety of cuisine.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of sjones5045
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours ruby red with a nice white red head. The smell is a cherry oak smell that is very pleasant. Actually I really didn't think this would be all that good but from the look and smell it seems it could be ok. The taste is better than ok by far. It's a very smooth drinkable beer with hints of sweet cherry. Kind of an oak presence that fit very well too. Overall, I went from thinking of this as a gimmic beer to one that I would definitely buy again. Nice work by Innis & Gunn, which I haven't had much of before, but will try more now.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of shand
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very much an Innis and Gunn beer - all of their limited editions are really just twists off of their malty, complex, sweet wood style of brewing. This is no different. I'm really not sure what the cherrywood is giving to the equation - there's maybe a light amount of cherry flavor but that might be me imagining it due to the cherry on the label - but the maple syrup contributes a nice amount of complexity to the finish. Very tasty, as expected from I&G, but doesn't bring too much new to the table.

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Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish from Innis & Gunn
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