Innis & Gunn Lager Beer | Innis & Gunn

112 Ratings
no score
Send samples
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BlackHaddock on 11-27-2013

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of kvadiat
4.9/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DavePsutka
4.61/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WillAndSarah
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of ChrisCage
4.31/5  rDev +27.9%
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!

 1,345 characters

Photo of JasonThaler
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of Burgz
4.06/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

 354 characters

Photo of nigeldazooman
4.05/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of innuendoughnut
4.04/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Subliminal64
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of rogerdandy
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of EdwardPW
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Sercoli
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Tivlavrie
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4/5  rDev +18.7%

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.

 891 characters

Photo of Logan12321
3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

 187 characters

Photo of Shadman
3.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

These guys are more often hit than miss. Not sure why they would want to enter the saturated lager market, but then wtf do I know?

Certainly no lack of the 'good' stuff that one looks for in a lager, Nuff said there.

I could go on and on about the aroma, taste, feel. What's the point???? The facts are: It's a Euro lager, obviously made with quality ingredients. Would I pay 'Stella' money for this in say Calgary, Alberta vs. Stella? Yes.

There's my take on this brew.


 483 characters

Photo of BcCraft710
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SportsGuy33
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWatcher
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

 352 characters

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jsbirnba
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thommo_nk
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Innis & Gunn Lager Beer from Innis & Gunn
3.37 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.