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Guinness Draught Can... Is there a way to determine the age?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nhindian, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. nhindian

    nhindian Savant (420) Pennsylvania Feb 26, 2010

    I have a Guinness that I am trying to date, but not having any luck. There are a bunch of letters and numbers on the bottom of the can, as well as something that looks like a time (00:47), but not having any luck finding a way to decode that into a meaningful date.

    Any help?
  2. elgiacomo

    elgiacomo Savant (470) Georgia Jun 28, 2007

  3. Just drink it. If it takes like water it's fresh. If it tastes like bad water it's old. Then go pick up a bottle of foreign or extra stout.
    KevinGordon likes this.
  4. kojevergas

    kojevergas Champion (960) Finland Aug 15, 2010

    Boy is this clever.
  5. nhindian

    nhindian Savant (420) Pennsylvania Feb 26, 2010

  6. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (835) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    Not according to Diageo-Guinness USA"Consumer Care":
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  7. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,045) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Verified

    I wouldn't date a Guinness. I like beer, but not that much to ask one out on a date. ;)
  8. Holy hell...
    What was Shogo saying the the other day again?
  9. nhindian

    nhindian Savant (420) Pennsylvania Feb 26, 2010

    No idea, what was Shogo saying the other day again??
  10. steveh

    steveh Champion (885) Illinois Oct 8, 2003

    What wasn't Shogo saying just the other day? Again. :D
    ShogoKawada likes this.
  11. ...and not accurate since I dont see how the Extra Stout is better than the Draught. Foreign Extra is much better of course but to me the Draught and Extra Stout are the same.
  12. The only Guinness I really drink anymore is on tap, the fresher the better. This last St. Patty's Day, my local Irish bar, The Dubliner, must have had the freshest Guinness I've ever had. It was actually pretty good.