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Guinness Generous Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

194 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 10
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RyanLigeia on 11-14-2012)
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Photo of Jason
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

11.2oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Reddish brown with ample head. Mild caramel in the nose with bready undertones and a faintness hop hop ... very clean. Some smoothness, mildy crisp with a moderate sized body. Toasted grain, hint of roastiness, grape skin, slightly metallic, slightly sharp bitterness, kiss of caramel, wet body, bone dry finish. Not sure what to think here, not much of a winter ale ... of body nor strength. I guess I expected a bit more, just seems a bit overly processed.

Jason, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

You know you're a ticker when you'll buy a Guinness 12-pack simply because it has a new offering in it. Guilty. This stuff pours a clear smoky topaz topped by over a finger of wan khaki foam. The nose comprises dark greens, light old maple syrup, sweet barley, and biscuit. Things are even more bland than English milds' reputations occasionally demand. The taste is a mess of soapy, grassy, lightly-caramel-y biscuit. Harumph. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a limp offering, one that certainly doesn't deserve a 12-pack feature debut (though imagining this stuff in its own sixer is even more offensive, so, yeah...). Guinness can do better.

TMoney2591, Dec 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

tdm168, Wednesday at 10:01 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

jheezee, Nov 22, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -2.4%

Nevbo, Nov 22, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +2.4%

Texasfan549, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of JimKal
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Picked this up as a mixed pack from Guinness - Guinness Draft, Guinness Generous, Killkeney Creme ale, and Smithwick. All are in cans (I do love the cans). This is the Guinness Holiday ale. It is quite mild in taste, dark amber in appearance. For a Holiday (winter?) ale it doesn't have much spiciness. I think Brother Jason got it just right with his review.
Update: I'm having my second one and I'm enjoying it much more that=n the first - the flavor seems to be more present this time. BTW this is from a can, a plus in my opinion, and non-nitro (I think nitro would have made this even more enjoyable).

JimKal, Nov 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Brams17, Nov 10, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev +1.2%

WholeLottaTricks, Nov 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Bis4beer70, Nov 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

MichaelProcton, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of east_tn_gk
4.75/5  rDev +43.1%

I am a huge Guinness fan, so I must disclose that fact. The Generous Ale is like a Red Ale version of the original. It is delicious. It has a sweet, but not too sweet start and a malty smooth finish. It has a nice amber to caramel color, with a surprising amount of clarity. The only issue I have with this beer is that it isn't more readily available.

east_tn_gk, Nov 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

kplooki, Oct 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jyacco15, Oct 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

zestar, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

robebo44, Aug 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

somalley26, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

zachrotc, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

patre_tim, Jun 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Rbroccoli, Jun 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

AnthemOfTheSun, Apr 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

delgotit99, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

bakerbill, Mar 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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Guinness Generous Ale from Guinness Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.