Guinness Generous Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

209 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Ireland

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of budgood1
2.98/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours out a mahogany colour with a chunky head reducing quickly to some fine lace. non-descript aroma...whiffs of choco and toffee with nougat and caramel undertones. a small bit of ripe red fruit. taste profile has a metallic overtone to it first and foremost. although this is an ale....the lagerish, crisp and spritzy mouthfeel adds to the penny sucking aspect of watered down roasted barley with a throw away bitter hop addition on the back end. a touch of alcohol adds to the festiveness. i was so totally expecting a bit more, but i was unimpressed with the black lager and this seems to be the same beer but with a different malt profile. it states that this is full bodied on the label, but it's not. it does go down rather easily, but the drinkabilty overall is rather mundane.

overall...i was hoping for something more along the lines of a rich and tasty british mild but what i'm tasting is an uninspired english style amber/red ale. this just might be approachable to the newbie crowd, but to me it just seems ho-hum. not to mention that this is supposed to be a winter ale with holiday characteristics.

Photo of M_C_Hampton
2.99/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: poured from a 330 ml bottle into a nonic pint glass, orange brown with a light tan head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: lightly toasted malt, pretty plain, maybe some salted caramel

T: not much flavor, some toasted malt, little by way of hops, slight bitter finish

M: thinner, OK carbonation

O: a boring beer, little flavor, easy to drink but not really satisfying

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Guinness Generous Ale from Guinness Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.