Guinness Black Lager - Guinness Ltd.
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2.99/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I would put this on the same level as Sam Adam's Boston Lager; significantly better than most of the "adjunct" lagers (Budweiser, Miller, Coors, etc.), but still below most ales (including Guinness's stout) on the market, especially on the craft beer circuit. It's basically what you would expect from the same wort used in making Guinness "extra stout", but with a lager yeast: chocolatey and slightly bitter (like vinegar bitter, as opposed to hops bitter), but with the bubbly, slightly acidic crispness characteristic of a lager. It definitely has that characteristic lager aftertaste that anyone used to drinking a lot of Budweiser or Miller would be familiar with, and I respect anyone looking for that particular note. However, for me, this beer is just okay. In fact, it is so okay, it will be the beer I mark as baseline when rating other beers in the future. I would not have bought it if it had not been on sale ($3.99 US for a 6-pack), and will likely be taking cost into consideration in my purchase in the future.
Tl;dr: it went . . . okay.
Serving type: can
07-09-2013 02:27:31 | More by schnauzeborne
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