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Innis & Gunn Blonde

Rating: 3.4

Another Scottish beer now & one I have tried only a couple of times in the past. I really enjoyed this one in the past & prefer this Blonde version to the stronger Oak Aged version. Despite being labelled as a ‘Lightly Oaked’ beer this version is still matured for 37 days in “hand selected oak barrels” before it is bottled & is recommended that it should be served “well chilled”. I am looking forward to trying this one again knowing that I am already a fan & to make up for the disappointment of the last beer I reviewed, Budweiser 66. At least this one will have some flavour.

Appearance (3/5): Pours a clear, golden orange with a small but short lived white head which was slightly disappointing.
Aroma (6/10): Mild smelling of oak as you would expect. Also hints of butterscotch & vanilla as well although not over powering.
Taste (8/10): A really quite pleasant blend of oak & vanilla with a hint of bitterness that adds to the taste.
Palate (3/5): Light to medium bodied & quite smooth on the pallet. Nothing special but nice.

Overall (16/20): Very nice & well balanced beer that goes down quite nicely. The alcohol content is well hidden in the taste & I could see myself drinking several of these quite easily. A thumbs up here.

Brewed In:  Edinburgh, Scotland
Brewery: Innis & Gunn Brewing Company
First Brewed: 2007
Full Name: Innis & Gunn Blonde – Lightly Oaked Beer
Type: English Pale Ale
Abv: 6.0%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Asda
Price: £1.67

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