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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1.5/5  rDev -54.8%

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

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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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Photo of metalspice
2.44/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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2.49/5  rDev -25%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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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2.6/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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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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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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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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

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.79/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a lemon jelly kind of hue, clear body and giant white foaming head that soon is a thin surface splattering

To put it bluntly the aroma is pretty much like any other generic UK mock Lager

The taste is really dull some sweetness perhaps from the oats and some brief fleeting hints of fruits is it lime?

Buuuurp! It's fizzy and probably the mouthfeel is the best bit of this dull insipid drink

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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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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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2.85/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: It has a nice clear straw yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down quickly and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grainy malts, lemon zest and a light grassiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some light grainy/bready malts, lemon zest and faint earthy/grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a light overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by decent flavors and aromas.

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2.88/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Coming in Innis&Gunn’s branded, elegantly shaped clear 330ml bottle, BB 10/2014, served mildly chilled in a straight pint glass.

A: pours a bright dark straw colour, coming with a thin white foamy head and mild carbonation.
S: lightly dusty, doughy, lemony & lightly aromatic-herbal with a fine sweet grainy backbone; a good swirl would accentuate the raw nut like gristy aroma.
T: lightly effervescent, the foretaste is thin/watery with a surprisingly high level of attenuation, but malt flavour is in the lacking and herbal&zesty hops contribute only a moderate degree of bitterness overall. The finish is dry-ish but nevertheless remains smooth, maybe due to the naked golden oats used in the brew.
M&O: quite fizzy overall, the fizz comes in abundance underneath a deceptively smooth surface, this medium-minus bodied lager beer doesn’t come with a sufficiently assertive flavour profile to drive it apart from many watery commercial products made on the same brewing site, Tennent Brewery.

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2.96/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Electros
2.99/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving was in a 500 ml can, cracked it the same day of buying from my local liquor store. Honestly I was not impressed by this lager. I was surprised at how sweet it tasted. It wasn't terrible, but anything that I have had from Innis & Gunn has been pretty good if not great. I won't buy again...

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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