Guinness Blonde American Lager | Guinness Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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
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#45,340
Reviews:
211
Ratings:
1,177
pDev:
18.27%
Bros Score:
3.06
 
 
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Photo of spongebob2
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beastdog75
3.06/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

For the most part, Guinness is known for one thing and one thing only: their stout. Obviously they brew other styles of beer under different labels, but this is one of the rare Guinness products that has their famous name on it and does not contain their world renowned stout within. Guinness Blonde American Lager is basically an attempt at an American macro brew, and it succeeds.

This beer pours a pretty nice bubbly golden color, and a nice 2+ fingers of foam forms and lasts for about 3 to 4 minutes. The aroma is quite clean, and consists mostly of some grains and fruitiness, with perhaps a little bit of "straw" aroma thrown in. The mouthfeel is that of your standard macro: a little thin with a moderate amount of carbonation. As for the flavors, they mostly consist of a sweet, bready grain flavor mixed with some fruitiness and citric hop notes. Pretty smooth, not too bitter. There is a slight dryness in the finish, where the grain and fruity flavors are mildly present, and the brew finishes with no alcoholic warmth.

The label of the beer says it is brewed in Latrobe, PA for Guinness. I was half expecting it to taste like Rolling Rock because of this, but there is no similarity between the two except that they are both "standard" American lagers. Guinness Blonde is easy to drink, and while not the most exciting beer it gets the job done.

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Photo of Nvrmind16
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very average, I like guinness, but i think they tried too hard to be American with this one.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.36/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MileHighBeerMike
3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I rather appreciate this simple lager, smooth and easy to drink. Great warm weather beer. Cheers.

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Photo of EN27
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThomasPynchon
3.74/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Overall I was surprised and that’s why I gave it a 4 rating along with that it’s an easy drink

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Photo of smitbo7
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Guinness is a welcome cousin to the classic stout. Very palatable blond ale with wonderful highs and lows. Good pairing with Fish and Chips. Admit it, it's good!

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Photo of cwd
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Better than a Bud. Nuff said.

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

Very tame, nothing especially impressive. Certainly not a bad tasting beer, but not worthy of Guinness' attention.

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Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color with some hues of amber and a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and the sides of the glass plus a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuity malts are present in the nose along with notes of caramel and hints of citrus.
T: The taste follows the smell and also has a touch of honey along with hints of floral hops. No bitterness is perceptible, although there are enough hops to mask any apparent sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. It's also somewhat clean and has a bit of smoothness.
O: Apart from the clean and smooth mouthfeel, this beer tastes like a biscuity ale with a bit of citrus.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of HotOpinions
3.41/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Edani95
3.85/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Litzinger
3.56/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ICTguy21
3.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curbfeeler26
2.74/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerCon5
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Moir1994CT
3.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Maybe im more traditional but when I expect something from guinness I have it at a certain level. This is not bad by any means but more or less mundane for being a beer from guinness. For an american style lager its very good by comparison to its competitors but for guinness itself I know they can do better. A good drink, but not superb.

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Photo of littleman791
3.47/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

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