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Guinness Generous Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
76
okay

180 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | 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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budgood1

Minnesota

2.98/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 23:14:33 | More by budgood1
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

2.99/5  rDev -9.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 00:31:00 | More by M_C_Hampton
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.6%

04-02-2013 01:33:38 | More by BamfBacon
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Trent

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-24-2012 18:15:38 | More by Trent
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MrTana

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-29-2012 05:21:17 | More by MrTana
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enelson

Illinois

3/5  rDev -9.6%

06-08-2013 11:22:59 | More by enelson
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -9.6%

08-12-2013 07:55:18 | More by crbnfbr
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GarretD

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-16-2012 03:28:25 | More by GarretD
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -9.6%

10-07-2013 05:38:54 | More by ROGUE16
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cwkash

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-21-2013 23:10:32 | More by cwkash
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bakerbill

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.6%

03-18-2014 13:45:45 | More by bakerbill
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Klif

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-17-2012 01:09:43 | More by Klif
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BanditoJunkie

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.6%

03-01-2013 01:43:51 | More by BanditoJunkie
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -9.6%

03-13-2013 05:02:22 | More by Zachtheporter
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delgotit99

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.6%

04-06-2014 20:29:09 | More by delgotit99
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four91

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -9.6%

06-05-2013 01:48:07 | More by four91
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-16-2013 02:06:20 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.6%

01-05-2013 21:13:11 | More by AndrewMichael
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mmilyko

Nevada

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-27-2012 02:32:51 | More by mmilyko
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.6%

05-20-2013 20:35:41 | More by yaksurf
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somalley26

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-19-2014 03:23:33 | More by somalley26
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.6%

04-29-2014 16:05:50 | More by Belittle
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bzach

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-08-2012 23:28:47 | More by bzach
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Selderkin

New York

3/5  rDev -9.6%

01-19-2013 01:53:04 | More by Selderkin
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RRC03

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-20-2013 23:34:13 | More by RRC03
Guinness Generous Ale from Guinness Ltd.
76 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.