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Guinness Generous Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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182 Ratings

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RyanLigeia on 11-14-2012)
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

rgille2, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Trent
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Trent, Nov 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

JackMcAwesome, Feb 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

delgotit99, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

Colosdog, Jan 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

GarretD, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of tito42
3.65/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to an imperial pint. Purchased from the winter sampler. 11.2 oz :(

A: Between chestnut and ruby, clear, with active carbonation and a foamy tannish head.

S: Roasted malt and barley, popcorn butter, plums, grassy hops.

T: Toasted grains and adjuncts, buttery diacetyl, plum, grassy hops.

M: Medium bodied with a zesty, dry finish.

O: Much better than the black lager, this is a decent seasonal English Ale.

tito42, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Nihilistkid
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Nihilistkid, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle into standard pint.

A: A head of rather large bubbles that was quarter inch thick fell pretty fast to a thin ring and no cap. Very clear and a nice mahogany color. Reddish hue to the brown actually looks pretty appealing.

S: a little toasty malt, like a brown malt in there. A little hops but not much more than for balance. Not super complex, actually less complex than normal Guiness Extra Stout.

T: here it goes, the big reveal. Not what I expected, more bitter than anticipated. Has that burnt bitter flavor one would expect from black malt. not too much else there, it follows the nose pretty well. Considering the style this makes sense though a mild with a little dark malt in it.

M: feels like a mild, light and surprisingly crisp. Pretty refreshing.

O: picked up the winter 12 pack to give this a shot, not bad but not worth the cost. However the pack also containes 3 bottle of Forein Extra which is really really good.

N3rdM3t4l, Nov 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Bix, Feb 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Golden32, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Thunderballroom, Jan 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

nakedninjaturtle, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Klif, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Vogie
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Vogie, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of ChrisPratz
4.23/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours to a very nice deep dark brown, with a good inch and a half of head that dissipates slowly to a nice pillow of foam.

S: Nice roasted malt flavorings with some sweet malt aroma coming thru.

T: Light toasted malt flavorings coming thru with just the slightest hop flavor at the end. Very nice.

M: Light carbonation, no dry feeling. No creamy feeling either like other Guinness brews.

O: Very nice brew here. Lighter in body then Guinness Draught but without the creamyness makes for a light and flavorful brew that i def enjoyed.

ChrisPratz, Dec 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Juice-O, Dec 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Coduhhh, Jan 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

Rbroccoli, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Baldjosh, Dec 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

AnotherImperial, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Uniobrew31
3.78/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Real good beer, More of a traditional ale... not a "hop bomb". Think bass ale with a shot of guinness poured in. This was a very drinkable, smooth beer with a very mild flavor and the aftertaste of guinness. I only wish they sold it separately if only to be able to enjoy a few of these rather than only getting three per twelve pack. I look to see it next year in its own package.

Uniobrew31, Nov 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

MichaelBuck, Dec 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

BanditoJunkie, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

NeoZaZ, Jan 25, 2013
Guinness Generous Ale from Guinness Ltd.
76 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.