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Guinness Generous Ale - Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Generous AleGuinness Generous Ale

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174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.16%


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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Reviews by rangerred:
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle into a pint glass. Picked up as part of the holiday variety pack including regular Guinness, Black Lager, and Foreign Extra Stout.

Pours a clear dark brownish-dred with a one finger tan head. Head retention and lacing are both quite weak.

Smell has lots of toast and caramel very typical of a dark mild. A little bit of dark fruit in there as well presumably from the yeast. Not bad.

The flavors in this beer really don't seem to mesh. Lots of dark caramel up front mixed with a little bit of burnt toast. Dark fruit flavors come rushing in next along with a slightly harsh bitterness. A little bit of metal underneath. The bitterness really lingers for a long time on the back of the throat. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and rather sticky.

I'm not really impressed by this one. While it has the flavor characteristics of a dark mild the abv is too high for the style. It is almost like a highly hopped amber lager with a handful of roasted barley thrown in. Really not something I would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 02:08:13 | More by rangerred
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Guinness Generous Ale from Guinness Ltd.
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