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

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#45,883
Reviews:
215
Ratings:
1,193
pDev:
18.27%
Bros Score:
3.06
 
 
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Photo of Velivolus
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.65/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dschwartz13
3.34/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bohuggabee
1/5  rDev -69%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

GOD DAMMIT! i am sick of being tricked into buy a pale ale. this is NOT a lager. it tastes like a complex, light pale ale and it pisses me off. I AM SICK AND TIRED OF PALE ALES, I'D PUT THAT FLAVOR PROFILE IN THE TRASH, OR SECTION IT OFF FROM THE REST OF THE GOOD TASTING BEER that way i can never have to taste a pale ale again...... its not even strong for being a pale ale. now i know why this was 13$ for a 12 pack at my liquor store, because guinness SHOULD STICK TO WHAT IT KNOWS. good beer is never cheap...don't fall for it

i give it a 1 overall but its more drinkable than standard pale beer, but i'm seriously pissed off. looked foreward to an afternoon drinking some good beer found cheap while slow baking ribs...im as mad as the time i bought this red something beer that was super strong and looked and sounded like it'd be good, to get home and find out its just a pale ale. there are no lagers nor are there ales when they taste like a pale ale...

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Photo of Chilmer
4.1/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of wl2bill
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nothing special, but it is a nice change from standard AAL's. It sort of falls between a standard AAL and Sam Adams in taste. I was glad I tried it finally.

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Photo of Mr-Beer
3.12/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden Crisp smooth. Not much to this beer.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.73/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SportsGuy33
3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Callednumbers
2.37/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of basaywhat
3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a large, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is floral and fruity hops, cracker malt and cedar. Flavor is light floral and earthy hops and bitterness, sweet cracker malt, apple and pear esters with a sweet finish.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Bubbly gold with a nice, big white head. Exactly how a pale lager should look.

Smell: Yeast, a little spice that surprises me, some fruit, and straw.

Taste: Surprisingly dull compared to the nose. A very subdued bready malt flavor with a hint of bitterness several seconds after you swallow. Almost like Diet Coke, you feel like something's missing.

Mouthfeel: Heavily carbonated, but a bit thicker than expected.

Overall: The nose got me interested, but I ended up disappointed. It's quaffable, but not interesting.

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Photo of Ceezer
2.96/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Canalfisher22
3.91/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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