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
Ranking:
#46,547
Reviews:
223
Ratings:
1,208
pDev:
18.27%
Bros Score:
3.06
 
 
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Ratings: 1,208 |  Reviews: 223
Photo of PuffySAJ
3.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PMakowski
3.98/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | 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

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

Photo of Mikeking99
3.88/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.22/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden pour with 3 fingers of fizzy white head. Falls fast... great lacing.

S: Pretty mild.. light grains and faint hops. Slightly sweet cereals.

T/F: Follows the nose. Very light cereal grains. Slightly sweet... a bit of citrus and honey. Hopping more for bitterness/balance than flavor. Zesty carbonation. Light bodied.

O: A pretty unremarkable light lager. Clean and crisp... light on flavor but nothing bad going on. Good hot weather beer I suppose. Not much reason to pick it up. For what it is ... it suits a purpose.

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Photo of teromous
2.71/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the shoulder of the bottle in yellow dots: "L8032 9R 001 1601"

Appearance: The beer has an amber body with good clarity and a short white head with good retention.

Aroma: There is a bit of sweet-smelling honey and cereal grain aroma. There is a light bit of an herbal hop aroma.

Taste: There is a soft sweet tasting cereal grain flavor with just a bit of honey. There is the faintest herbal bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a wet finish. Very little bitterness.

Overall: This beer can be interpreted in two ways. The label describes this as a beer with "BRIGHT, HOPPY, CITRUS NOTES" which it is not. While it does have a nice malt profile to the beer which really does make it enjoyable to drink, it simply has no hop flavor and very little aroma. If you are looking for something that is comparable to an American Adjunct Lager that tastes good, then you will enjoy this beer. If you are looking for a beer that delivers what is advertised then you will not be rewarded. I would buy it again as a substitute to some of my American Adjunct Lagers because I think it is good enough to compete. I would not buy it again if I was looking for something with hop flavor and aroma.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.11/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

There was a whole lot of nothing going on here, with some faint biscuit, honey, floral hops, and maybe citrus. Right down the middle of boringtown, this is just a vehicle for body bloat.

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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

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