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Guinness Draught - Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught

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6,518 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,518
Reviews: 2,151
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 19.89%
Wants: 94
Gots: 1,251 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001

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3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

So, I am sitting at a bar drinking what must be close to my 1,000th Guinness and decided that this would be the day I finally write down some tasting notes.

The Guinness nitro pour is infamous – my bartender did not put the fancy shamrock into the foam, but he managed a basic pour quite dexterously.

Dark brown in color with well over a finger of head once it finally settled. The head lingered for some time and left thick creamy rings of lace behind on the glass. The nose and flavor are both lightly roasty. The body is smooth and creamy.

This is a good light beer. To sum it up: Guinness is my go to when there is nothing else better.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 14.9 ounce nitro-can into a shaker pint. The label assures me that this is brewed in Dublin, Ireland. Of course, you get this pssst and some foam overflowing the can as you crack it. A gentle pour produces wildly cascading, settling froth. I can just barely get the beer into the glass with a slight dome of a head over the top. The head stays creamy throughout, leaving lacing along the sides of the glass. I really enjoy the effect of these nitro balls.

I get that typical mineral smell and flavor that I've noticed in many another old world brew. The nitro really brings this flavor out, and contributes to a very creamy mouth feel that would seem more watery without it. Even so, the thinness of the malt is very apparent. Definite tones of coffee and maybe slight unsweetened chocolate. Mild bitterness and metal in the aftertaste. (I actually don't mind metallic flavors within reason). Underlying everything is a light roasted malt sweetness.

I really can't rip on this beer- though that seems popular in these web pages. People in my town seem to really like it (Butte, Montana, home of a large Irish-American population). I've not actually drank much Guinness, it wasn't very available during my younger years, and so I can't compare it to the Guinness of yore or of Ireland that many people equate with the beverage of the gods. I've had it on draft locally and thought it was perfectly fine, though nothing to rave over- it also makes a good black and tan. It makes a pretty good session beer since it is rather light in carbs, calories and alcohol.

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look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

OK, you can dislike Guiness, but you gotta admit, it's really wonderful... what a perfect appearance for a drink! Blackness is perfect, the persistent and creamy/dense foam is incredible.
Unfortunately, smell is almost null. The foam is there to be seen, not be smelled or tasted.
In the taste you can feel nice chocolate and coffe tones, really enjoyable.. but there's almost no malts or hops in it the taste.
Body is really light and delightful, all the carbon goes to the foam and the carbonation goes to zero.

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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
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