Innis & Gunn Lager Beer | Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Lager BeerInnis & Gunn Lager Beer

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Lager is made in small batches with Naked Golden Oats and great Scottish pride and exuberance, which give it its full flavour and very smooth finish.

Unusually, as well as our own, unique Lager malt, we have added some Naked Golden Oats to the brew, which impart a satisfying smoothness to the finish.

Naked Golden Oats are grown without husks so that even more goodness and flavour can be extracted during brewing.

Added by BlackHaddock on 11-27-2013

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3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Easton70
2.56/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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1.5/5  rDev -54.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.71/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2014. Picked up a little while back from a supermarket. The label states that this brew is inspired by German helles and includes oats in the mash.

Poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. A crystal-clear golden colour with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before collapsing and disappearing. Aroma of faint light malt with subtle hints of stewed leaves and cardboard. Weak sauce.

Tastes of weak malt with a dry finish. Notes of ultra-light malt, stewed leaves, husks and cardboard. Well-attenuated, followed by a harsh bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and a thin, insubstantial body. Quite astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of acrid stewed leaves and watery malt.

Spectacularly unimpressive. Looks like a typical macro lager, with a virtually non-existant aroma and a weak flavour that possesses an unpleasant harshness. So-so body; bit too fizzy. Doesn't live up to its pedigree. Not very nice and not worth spending money on - give it a miss.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.83/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

16oz glass at Beer Revolution YEGDT, in the hubbub of post-Yuletide revelry (my own included!)

This beer appears a crystal clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one skinny finger of foamy, loosely frothy off-white head, which leaves nothing more than a small amount of coral atoll lace around the glass as things quickly sink away.

It smells of musty apples, stale pears, weakly bready pale malt, a touch of semisweet corn pone, mild acetone, and earthy, dead leaf hops. The taste is more of the same - gritty pome fruit, edgy grainy pale malt - one a little too informed by a corn/rice addendum - a certain dry candy pithiness, and rather uninspired weedy, musty hops.

The bubbles are nice and tight, in their plainly rendered frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, and so-so in the smoothness department. It finishes off-dry, the apple and pear fruitiness persisting above all, with a waning pale malt and generally wan hoppiness.

A fairly bland Euro-lager, one none too far removed from the macro Continental versions of the style. Not worthy of the stiff import price, and not worth the hit on my wavering, and yet still expectant palate for this gateway-heavy brewery. When will I fucking learn?

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Photo of smirks
3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

500mL can from LCBO. Chilled. Poured into a standard lager glass.

Look: Clear, golden, lots of dancing carbonation. 1cm frothy head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Light, bready, malty. Slight sourness. Slight metallic/mineral quality.

Taste: Crisp. Sweet on the tongue, very light, almost watery. Grains and malt give way to a slightly metallic finish, and a pleasing, slightly bitter floral aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel. Smooth. Amount of carbonation is pleasing.

Overall: A pleasant, light tasting, very drinkable lager. Very different than the normal offerings from Innis & Gunn

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Jtee
2.42/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

From a 500ml can served straight from the fridge at 9 degrees Celsius into a pilsner glass. Best before april 2018.

Look: The beer pours a brilliant pale gold with 3cm of white, frothy head that settles into a craggy cap in 2+ minutes. No lacing and overall poor head.

Smell: Faint and leaning towards sweet. Some earthy and spicy noble hop aroma along with biscuity pale malts.

Taste: Follows the aroma with mild intensity and sweet balance. Faint hops and pale malts with an adjunct quality. The finish is short, faint, and leaning towards bitter with some minerality.

Feel: Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Crisp and smooth with no apparent alcohol.

Overall: Clean, refreshing, and thirst-quenching. Innis & Gunn lager is simple and to style but lacks life.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisCage
4.31/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Pours a very clear golden color with a few, large lumbering columns rising to the top. The head leaves a lot to the imagination however, as there is only a whimper of foam from the pour that very quickly dissipates into nothing unfortunately. Lacing is also not very impressive, with simply an oily film clinging to the side of the glass.

S- Very malty and grainy comes to mind upfront. There is a slightly corn-adjunct aroma about it. I'm not sure if it's the oats that are used in this lager, but there is also a dry smell that is slightly dusty. No hop aromas noted....

T- Awesome....simply awesome! This is one of the nicest tasting simple lagers I've ever had! A very nice blend of sweet, savory, malt-esque, dry grains, no adjuncts.....just good beer! The oats impart a certain boldness to the overall flavor that awakens the palate! Hop presence is noted but muted. Very nice!!!

M/O- The mouthfeel of this one is medium bodied and velvety smooth carbonation wise. The flavors are sweet, balanced, and subtle overall. Would be great as a compliment to an extra old cheddar, spicy chili or chinese dishes in my opinion. I highly recommend this lager to anyone who wants something with flavor, but a little different. Another great product from what I am believing more and more is one of THE most solid breweries around!

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4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

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2.82/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.52/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

330ml Bottle: poured into a Veltins badged stemmed tulip at home on 27th Nov 13.

Medium to pale lager gold in colour, no head to mention.

Yet another citrus flavoured and smelling golden brew: this is lemon and lime from start to finish. Mild malt traces try and just about fail to add some sweetness into my glass.

Not the greatest lager I've had, nor the worst: McAverage apart from too many citrus flavours for me. Reminded me of old style lemonade with a wedge of lime.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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