My history with Innis & Gunn has been varied. Some of their beers were not bad, others were not good. I assume it would be from the oak barrel aging process that they use for all of their beers, or maybe it’s the clear bottles (Sleeman has suffered the safe fate with me).
After a hard workout and putting the kids to bed, the wife and I made croissandwhiches (croissant, egg, cheese, ham…great!) and I poured an Old Brown Dog to enjoy with it. After that, I still felt like having one more, and this was in the upstairs fridge..the irony being I was too lazy to walk downstairs to get a new beer……after working out for an hour.
The wife poured this one out for me. She noted “I didn’t pour it out gingerly, and there still is no head”. Interesting. It smelled like an Innis & Gunn lager, but there was a certain spiciness to it that smelled great. It tasted nothing like a traditional I&G beer, instead, it tasted lighter, with less bite and that mystery spice added a new element that took it over the top. I have no idea what it was, or how it got there, but I know I loved it and this is the first Innis & Gunn I would buy more of!
Oh, and it came in a can. What up with that?
Country of Origin: Scotland
Alcohol Content: 4.6%
Vessel: Glass by way of can