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Guinness Generous Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Generous AleGuinness Generous Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

242 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 11
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RyanLigeia on 11-14-2012

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Ratings: 242 | Reviews: 75
Photo of mickmanhattan
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I could be crazy, but drinking this side by side with Smithwick's Winter Spirit, I think they are literally the same beer. Same colour. Same flavor. etc.

Photo of meehandennis
3.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AnalogReigns
3.12/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer...but sooooo many US craft-beers are better...

Photo of Ultimate
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bigalduncan64
4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out of can into an English pub glass. I got a nice, thick, two-finger head. The color was a nice dark red. The smell was sweet, malty, and slight pumpkin spice. Overall this was a nice beer. I loved the malty taste with the sweet finish. Tastes like a more flavorful version of Guinness draught (though it's not a nitro beer).

Photo of nofunyons
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Overall, I really like this beer. I will buy it again if I get the chance.

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjplumer
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Has malt bready spice aroma. Dark almost black and ruby colored body. Has a thick two fingered foamy head that lingers for a while. Much like the Guinness Draught in taste but has a maltier presence and thinner feel. Mild spiciness. Leaves a smooth creamy feeling.

Photo of hopazoid
3.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tkanedc
2.89/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erndogg
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Theniz
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Redrover
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

14.9 oz can poured into my Samuel Smith pint glass. The beer is bronze/red with good clarity. It has a massive tan head.

Not a ton in the nose. There is some grains and a slight fruity smell.

The taste is mild. There is a bit of sweetness and grains with a hint of red apple. A touch of caramel after the first few sips.

The mouth is decent with low carbonation.

There is not a ton of stuff going on here. The good looks and mouth can't really offset the blah aroma and not overly interesting flavors.

Photo of keng1343
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hootie159
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Haybeerman
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clake
3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zaktcc
3.51/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illpass78
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

14.9 oz. can poured into a nonic.

Appearance: Pours an amber brown with a one and a half finger cream head that recedes quicker than expected. Carbonation fairly high, a little lacing.

Aroma: Not much in the nose. Maybe a little sweet malt.

Taste: Some sweet malt, not a whole lot else. Maybe a tiny bit of toast or roasted character.

Mouthfeel: Kind of thin, rather light of body.

Overall: Generous what? This beer isn't generous anything. The can is a little bigger than average, I guess. Inoffensive, pretty boring beer. I'm almost positive the Smithwick's Winter beer that came in the same Christmas pack is going to be identical. I'll give it a legit shot, though. As for this ale, it'd be generous of me to describe it as average.

Photo of wedge6128
2.42/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Really sharp way to carbonated pleasant after taste.

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Guinness Generous Ale from Guinness Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.