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Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.

Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught

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BA SCORE
79
okay

4,761 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 4761
Reviews: 1934
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 19.83%


Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001)
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bagpiper2005

Idaho

2.13/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Pour: I'll give this a 4.5/5 just because of the visual effect - it's such a beautiful thing to watch. Light brown color with an ocean-wave effect that fades into black and forms two fingers of thick, creamy head that laces the glass like crazy.

Smell: Interestingly, this beer has a rather tart fruity smell - rather out of place for this style. A little bit of malt and hops but these are rather weak.

Taste: Very bland. Some notes of roasted malt and a faint bit of hop bitterness and coffee. Finishes dry as the style would suggest.

Mouthfeel: Completely flat and watery. At least it's smooth I suppose.

Drinkability: It was hard to finish off this entire can. Just not very good at all.

Final Notes: I think Arthur Guinness would be rolling around in his grave to think how modern Guinness has been bastardized like it has. Nothing compares to real Irish Guinness I'm afraid (I've only had a bottle of Foreign Stout once, I'll never forget it).

Serving type: nitro-can

08-24-2010 14:23:00 | More by bagpiper2005
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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 4,761 ratings.