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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

227 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 13.47%
Wants: 10
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug.

A - Clear red-brown with two-finger off white head, with decent retention. Some patchy lacing.

S - Mild aroma of caramel malt and ale yeasts. A hint of spicy hop. Smells decent enough.

T - Caramel malts forward, with an herbal/spicy twang in the mid-palate. Sweet and toasty, but thankfully without becoming dextrin-y. Ale yeasts add a tiny hint of ripe apple fruitiness. Has a bit of a eucalyptus leaf finish. (not a bad thing by any means) Well balanced, but also as the name suggests, very mild. Dont detect many winter spices though.

M - Light bodied, medium carbonation. "Wet" finish. Very drinkable.

O - My first exposure to this style, and I enjoyed it enough to have no problem finishing the bottle. Not a "holiday" brew, but interesting in it's own right. Would make a nice session brew. Dont know that I'd rush to buy it again, but glad I had it.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.24/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Craigory
3.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

11.2 oz bottle from the Guinness winter pack, poured into a SA perfect pint glass.

A: Pours two fingers of fluffy, off-white head, which leaves just a bit of lacing as the beer drinks down. Colour is a deep auburn. This is really pretty in the glass.

S: Not a lot going on here; there's a bit of biscuity malt, a hint of roastiness, and the scent I always get off English/Irish water.

T: There's some sweet biscuit flavor up front, a slight spice profile, and just a little hops bitterness at the end. Again, there is not much going on here, but what comes through is pleasant.

M: Light bodied, maybe approaching medium, with light carbonation. Nothing sticks around in the mouth for very long.

O: Not a great beer, but neither is it bad. I wouldn't buy a mix pack just for this, but if you end up with some, it is a pleasant session ale.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of dhannes
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a Guinness pint glass.

A=A rather unappealing brown, with almost a gray tint. Eggshell head was present for about a minute.

S=Molasses smell hindered by my stuffy nose.

T=Mix of syrup and hops and a bit less robust than anticipated, but with more hop presence than other Guinness offerings. Malted flavoring as well...reminds me of what an IPA mixed with a Red Lager and a light beer would taste like.

M=Very drinkable, but somewhat watery.

O=While the flavor that is there is appealing, the light body tapers the flavor. I'd try again, but likely won't buy this if better beers are available.

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of kpowledge
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of illpass78
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Guinness Generous Ale from Guinness Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.