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Guinness Red Harvest Stout - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
73
okay

299 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 18.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lemke10 on 08-21-2013)
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

zachrotc, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

well_attenuated, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +28.6%

Stargazer2892, Jul 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

pat_usher, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

drwatson32, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

bernat1971, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of hreb
2.84/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.5

14.9 oz can with nitro tab. Served in pint glass. Beer pours a disturbing milk chocolatey brown with a thick tan head, which settles in the normal Guinness bottom to top fashion. Not much in the way of aroma. I wouldn't say this is redder than regular Guinness, but definitely browner. Well ok, held right up to the light it does have a red hue. As expected, the mouthfeel is super creamy and easy drinking. Actually this beer is too easy drinking. I can't tell which there's less of: hops, or malt flavor. I almost want to say this stout is completely un-hopped, but no, there is a hint of bitterness in the middle. I also want to say this is not so much a stout as an otherwise unremarkable English mild ale that happens to be on nitro. Would not drink again.

hreb, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Drew966, Jun 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

WhoWeCallMeat, Jun 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

RHB33, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

ThaJokerWild, Jun 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -35.7%

osant37, Jun 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

TX-Badger, Jun 04, 2014
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2.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

440ml nitro can into a snifter

dark red pour on the bottom with a whooshing beige head. quite attractive as per all nitro pours. Smell with a bit of malts.. but very weak. taste has some malts and coffee flavors but a lot of bland nothingness. very "creamy" feel. extremely light bodied and carbonation is mild.

overall it is what it is. not something youd really want to drink but not offensive either. just Meh.

Axnjxn, Jun 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

TylerHagler, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +28.6%

Std73, May 28, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

"Samhain, an ancient Celtic festival held every year on All Hallows' Eve, celebrates the end of the fall harvest and the coming of winter. On this night, the believers beckon restless spirits from the darkness with bonfires and sweet offerings from the bountiful harvest. Guinness Red Harvest Stout captures the spirit of that night with its alluring blend of lightly roasted barley and subtle sweet Irish malt." Brewed in the style of a Dry Irish Stout. Released as a fall seasonal, available in 14.9 oz. canned 4 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 14.9 oz. can to a Guinness Imperial pint glass. Served above 58º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a smooth foamy nitrous head of a creamy mocha white complexion over a deep brown body with crimson highlights. Retention is excellent and lacing is light and spotty. 4.5

(Smell) Soft roasted malts with light herbal and spicy hops. Slightly more enjoyable aroma than the standard Guinness Draught. Potency is mild. 3.25

(Taste) Flavor is incredibly mild, perhaps even more so than Draught. Starts and finishes with a muted, soft caramel malt and a touch of dry roast, hop notes are less prevalent here. Very simple and considerably uninteresting, I don't see how this differs much from Draught. 2.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is soft, smooth, thin. Nitro carbonation adds a silky smoothness for a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Body is light+ for the style, light+ overall. Balance is equally sweet to bitter, although neither are remotely profound, as lightness seems to get the upper hand in this beer. Alcohol profile is very low and there are no off-flavors. 3.25

(Overall) This beer gets as good as it gives, and it doesn't give much. It's difficult to draw any significance that Red Harvest brings over Guinness Draught, but perhaps it's even more bland and flavorless than it's year-round counterpart. There can be much more flavorful and enjoyable Dry Irish Stouts to be had out there. 3

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Jadjunk, May 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -3.5%

kilobees, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

msturek, May 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Washu, May 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +44.7%

jburris64, Apr 26, 2014
Guinness Red Harvest Stout from Guinness Ltd.
73 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.