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:
#42,770
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
1,222
pDev:
18.58%
 
 
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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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1.96/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jgido759
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tried straight out of the bottle (a mortal sin, I know), this beer, for me, fell somwhere between a Yeungling Lager and a Sam Adams Boston Lager. Probably better on tap, but I would drink again, if offered.

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Photo of Emperur
3.79/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Decided to give it a shot since I've loved the Guinness brand for a long time. Wasn't the greatest beer I've ever had but far from the worst. More than likely won't be trying it again.

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Photo of airmedic88
2/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

To be completely honest, if it did not have the Guinness name it would a perfectly acceptable beer. I like that they are trying to expand their beer types, but in my mind, Guinness is a Stout and anything that deviates from that will neve live up to my expectations.

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Photo of shelby415
3.09/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.32/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Clear gold body, fine white head.

Smell - Mild corn.

Taste - Mild corn.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth with clean effervescence. No astringency. Refreshing.

Overall - Great session beer.

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

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mamaraza
3.49/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 1,222 ratings