Innis and Gunn Original

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Hailing from Scotland, this beer arrives in a clear glass bottle. Anyone who knows anything about beer knows that this is a bad idea. The natural enemy of beer is light, and a clear bottle lets as much in as it can. It's a bad idea, and it does not bode well. Maybe Innis and Gunn didn't figure that this would be sent to America and wind up in the South, but here we are together.

The aroma hits before the pour starts. It's got a distinct skunky smell that indicates that the clear bottle did not help things out. Being sold here in the South means that it probably sat for quite a while before purchase. Unlike many of today's beers, there is no brew date to go by. I expect this one was some time ago. I'm going to try, anyway.

It is a clear, deep gold with a very thin head that goes away fairly quickly. The aroma doesn't change while it's being poured - it is a bit off. I take a sip, but what's the point? I can review this beer, but it would be unfair to the brewery. Or would it? I mean, they decided to put it in the clear bottles, and they imported it themselves, so they had to have an idea of what was going to happen.

You know what? Screw 'em. They are subjecting me to their poorly protected beer, and I have already sipped it, so I'll tell you what I think. It blows. I mean, I thought that the swill I had in Kansas City was bad, but at least it was fresh. It has a nasty bite and an icky taste. I've tasted some bad beers, and this is solidly among them. One of those rare times when I dump the beer.

Screw you, Innis and Gunn. You made a crappy end product. You're bad at your jobs.


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