Guinness Red Harvest Stout - Guinness Ltd.
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3.55/5 rDev +14.5%
From the widget can L3187GE001-19:58. Sampled on October 3, 2013.
It pours a reddish brown color with moderate clarity and a long-lasting nitro-powered silky tan head. Loads of nitro-powered lacing.
The aroma says "Guinness" right away with their house yeast, roasted barley malts, and sugar sweetness.
I found the body to be thin and watery and that was a disappointment.
But the flavor did give it another solid punch with its roasted malts, molasses sweetness, and a low to moderate bitterness on the end. It also ended very smooth. It was quite easy to quaff probably more due to its thin body than anything else. There is a slight distinction from their regular Guinness stout but it is modest.
10-03-2013 20:51:34 | More by puboflyons
3/5 rDev -3.2%
Pours dark ruby with a lasting thick head from the that leaves plenty of nitro pour.
The smell is mild - slight malt and a hint of roast.
The taste is very malty, and slightly nutty, but not too sweet because of a hint of roast and because of the general mildness of it. It has a rather abrupt finish.
It is creamy, though a bit thin.
Easy enough to drink, but rather bland. It is like a lighter stout with some red ale maltiness mixed in.
10-03-2013 19:39:36 | More by jwc215
2.91/5 rDev -6.1%
Pours into a pint glass a clear deep ruby with a cascading light beige head atop.Non descript aromas,a tinge of roasted coffee malt and tin.Flavors of dry roast and more tin,it's dry and pretty much flavorless to be honest.Not much of a beer,what kinda harvest is it realy?
09-29-2013 23:53:24 | More by oberon
2.91/5 rDev -6.1%
This is still a great brew although it still lingers of a regular Guinness. There is not much noticeable change in appearance or activity. The color is a bit more translucent and there is a bit of sweetness on the end but that's it. Sorry about the fair rating for I am a huge Guinness fan. Better luck next time lads.
09-28-2013 03:21:13 | More by RockinRob925
1.6/5 rDev -48.4%
A - typical Guinness here, a bit more red amber and translucent appearance sure, but in general the same standby. Nice cascading action towards the end of the pour and that same 1 finger off-white head that lingers the entire time and leaves a quilt of lacing all the way down
S - Honestly, nothing of note. Some light dark malt and a hint of toast, but that's about it
T - Take 2-3 ounces of a decent marzen style beer and add 8oz of water to it. It's like if Budweiser made a "fest" edition. No notable flavors, maybe some hint of a weak malty toast here and there but it's all quickly washed away by the watery, flat mouthfeel. Overall has that cheap beer flavor on the back of the tongue thew entire time.
M - Flat, bodyless, characterless. Like a watered down marzen that was left out all night.
O - Typical, terrible Guinness - at least what we get in the US. To me it's the Bud Light of Stouts, and it's just something that $3 draft Miller/Coors/Bud/Corona drinkers go crazy for on St. Patrick's day so they can pretend to be Irish. I will never understand how Guinness is able to produce a beer that looks so beautiful, but ends up being so hollow. This version fits the same bill, and will - if anyone actually cares about it - just be peddled to the same crowd that thinks Pumpkinhead is the be-all end-all of pumpkin ales.
09-27-2013 21:26:19 | More by lambpasty
2.64/5 rDev -14.8%
Looks great as it pours, same as the normal nitro-can Guinness. That's the end of the positives. Tastes weakly, hardly any flavor. Basically tastes cheap. Disappointing. It is comparable to a beer that has been diluted with water - there is almost no power to it and the consistency of it seems too fluid. There is also almost no detectable aroma.
Serving type: nitro-can
09-26-2013 23:36:19 | More by mschram72
2.8/5 rDev -9.7%
Ok, I havent written a review in a long while, but this beer needs one.
A - Ok, it looks cool and has the cascading "reverse waterfall" effect of a nitro can beer. Looks clear and amber, beautiful head as expected.
S - It doesn't have any real detectable aromas. No roast, no malt, no bitterness. It doesn't at all look like an Irish dry stout.
T - I've never eaten chalk before, but my guess is this is what it tastes like. This beer is one of the most disappointing and empty flavored beers I've had in a long time. This is an Irish dry stout? It's not even close, at all. This beer is flat, empty, and without a soul.
M - The mouthfeel is just as discouraging as the taste is. This beer is so light and empty. Honestly, I was very surprised here.
O - This beer is sad. I wouldn't try it again. I will drink most any beer and give any beer a shot, but this was a truly poor showing.
09-26-2013 00:16:12 | More by BeerForMuscle
3.16/5 rDev +1.9%
New Guinness is always something I look forward to.
Guinness always does well in the looks department and this one is no exception.
Clear light brown to Ruby red concoction with a tall white never dying head. Held up to the light this is decidedly Ruby in color.
Smells lightly malty with a mineral water and herbs scent to it. Roasted grain and a mealy scent. Green spice scent that I ID as cardamom.
Starts out malty with a slight sweetness and a little smoke. Toasted grain and some caramel flavor. Mineral water and a slight chocolate flavor. Bitterness is mild. That being said this is lightly flavored like most UK ales.
Mouthfeel is full.
Overall a mild and inoffensive ale from Guinness.
09-22-2013 21:45:43 | More by Zorro
Guinness Red Harvest Stout from Guinness Ltd.
72 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.