Guinness Blonde Lager | Guinness Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Guinness Blonde American Lager

Irish tradition meets American spirit in Guinness Blonde American lager. Complex and flavorful. Light, floral and alive with citrus. This beer is perfectly balanced with a lingering malt and biscuity finish. It’s the coming together of vibrant flavors, of character drawn from both sides of the pond. And it’s come a long way to get here.

Added by jhartley on 07-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,437
Reviews:
231
Ratings:
1,229
pDev:
18.58%
 
 
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Photo of jmc65267
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of antuan_duan
4.12/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I fell in love with blondes and golden's due to this bear. It's very easy to drink cause it is slightly more malty (my preference). The aftertaste is what seals the deal, yeasty, low bitterness, and smooth. Overall a very enjoyable light beer.

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Photo of Mclusal
3.38/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.42/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a clear golden amber color and has a white fizzy head, that contains many large bubbles. It fizzles out very quickly and is noisy, disappearing completely, leaving behind what looks like Schwepps ginger ale, only with no fizzy top at all. There appears to be plenty of aggressive carbonation columns rising to the top of the liquid and there is no lacing either.....not a great looking beer.

S- Aromas that border adjunct and diacetyl-butter. There are some underlying notes of barley, perhaps some bread yeast, and faint endings of hop resin. Not really much else happening.....just smells like a better end budget lager.

T- Its not bad really.....there is a decent malt profile, showcasing some grainy sweetness. Some yeasty richness, subtle spice and a finish that is clean/grassy and slightly bitter. I don't taste any of the adjunct aromas found earlier either, which is a relief.

M/O- Light to medium in body, with plenty of palate scrubbing carbonation.....normal for this style and it maintains a crispness throughout the experience. I would say that the bitterness lingers on a little longer than I would like, but it's not a detractor. Drinkability is reasonably high and would serve well on a hot weather kind of day. Above average overall!

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Photo of OhMy
4.8/5  rDev +48.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I liked this beer. It had a full taste and the aftertaste was enjoyable. This is the first time I've had a Blonde, and I'll certainly drink another one. Tastes like a quality beer.

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Photo of corywalston
2.11/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1

Photo of BrewAskew
3.65/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance
Pours to a thin white head that falls to a thin ring.
Aroma
Grainy malts and a whiff of hops and a touch of butter.
Flavor
Clean and grainy malt and spicy hops. Low to moderate bitterness. Somewhat dry.
Mouthfeel
Light MF and generous CO2
Overall
Clean, well made, a bit quirky and totally drinkable.

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Photo of Walnut
3.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DVoss
1.36/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Higdon
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of draegerjosh
2.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one gave off a nice, white head that seemed particularly dense for the style. Nice and unexpected touch. The body was completely clear; light orange with just a ray of yellow in the backdrop.

Smell – Like or love American grain, but this is one of the purest examples of it that I’ve found. Leave it to the Irish to teach Americans how to make American lager.

Taste – The grain is in full effect at the taste. The flavor is well-rounded and lasting, and the lack of that putrid sweet grainy flavor that haunts many macro American efforts is completely absent.

Mouthfeel – This is in between light and medium-bodied with a light, quality carbonation and very smooth.

Drinkability – This isn’t a style known for wowing beer advocates but they nailed it. A solid, quaffable American blonde all the way around.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
2.81/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is gold, transparent, not much effervescence, head is 1/2 inch deep and lingers well with some lacing.

Smell is sweet, grainy, fruity.

Taste is similar - sweet, grainy, light fruit - not much citrus as indicated; grassy hops, a touch bitter.

Mouthfeel is low to moderately carbonated, then strong malty sweetness - not cloying just strong sweet flavor, then quite bitter and strong on the tongue.

Overall a brew that is quite forgettable - seems more like an amber lager in its sweetness than a pale lager, but still not sure that style definition aids its perception.

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Photo of teslagod6
3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dougwillhike
3.42/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the can, it pours a golden amber with a really nice large head that lasts. Lacing as you enjoy the beer. Bready scent in the nose, bready taste in the mouth. Well made light lager!

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Photo of Zopiac
2.38/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Smelled skunky.

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Photo of carrcolind
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kemblain
3.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PuffySAJ
3.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PMakowski
4.02/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - Light amber, almost gold, moderately carbonated. Decent foam head dissipates rather quick and only some lacing
Smell - Very interesting and different than i expected. Getting mostly orange rind some tart pineapple. Not too hoppy.
Taste - Very crisp, almost Belgium-style orange flavor but decent malt backbone. Do get some bite from the hops but not a barrage. Pick up some honey or caramel as well, certainly some sweetness but not too much. Definitely refreshing. For the amount of taste I would certainly grab this over other American Lagers. You can tell this was made with quality ingredients. i would prefer less carbonation but overall it hits the spot for me, very good beer gets a grade of A-

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Photo of BocaKayakerDave
1.96/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 1,229 ratings