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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

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Added by jhartley on 07-23-2014

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Reviews:
204
Ratings:
1,143
pDev:
18.58%
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3.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.52/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtw21
3/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of jake96
2.05/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

pine needle beer

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Photo of billybob
3.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.12/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, copper color with less than one-finger off-white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is moderate lacing on the glass, lighter carbonation.

SMELL: faint bread and caramel.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel and bread, wait.....that's all, where are the hops? this is a total malt bomb, the hops that I can detect are earthy and metallic.

PALATE: medium body and lighter carbonation.

OVERALL: this is not the worst beer I have had but it lacks carbonation and hops, the malt bill is pleasant enough but it's just unbalanced by the lack of a hop profile, I would not buy this again as there are far better beers in this style to be had, Guinness makes a great stout but as a brewer it's a "one trick pony".

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Photo of SadMachine
2.38/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SimplySinister
2.93/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A – Poured 12 oz bottle into typical pint glass. Color Dark Golden, nearly copper yellow, moderate to heavy carbonation, some lacing, decent 1 inch head, though slowly dissipating.

S – Hoppy and bready. Fairly standard lager type beer notes.

T – I don’t like to compare beers. I try my best to avoid doing so. However, with that being said, the taste is eerily similar to a well-known distributer’s Boston Lager. In contrast, this beer lacks the more acidic notes of the aforementioned. It is also a little less tart, a little more refreshing, and a touch more drinkable.

M – Very crisp and mildly clean. A tart aftertaste is apparent.

D – Unremarkable. I will admit, my hopes for this one were probably a little too high. I have a lot of respect for the Guinness brand. While they are a macrobrew distributer at their core, they seem to always have a very consistent and respectable product. It’s unfortunate but Guinness Blonde seems to be a one off. I wouldn’t session this beer but I would absolutely drink it if offered.

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Photo of Armyb326
3.57/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Bought this beer with no idea what to expect..pours well with pleasing color and body, head more bubbly than foam. Has a taste that is not as heavy as it looks. If you compare this to the quality of its namesake, you are sure to be dissapointed. If you are looking for a drinkable beer with better than most mass produced taste, you will probably enjoy it. Myself, i found it pleasant and very drinkable.

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Photo of Qback5
4.36/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It is what it is, an American style lager...and it is mighty fine in that family. This is my go-to summer brew. It is very drinkable yet unlike many in this class, has flavor to go with.

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Photo of Determined419
2.89/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kotocar
4.27/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really don’t care that it says Guinness on it. Maybe a little. The beer itself I like. It’s a more flavorful large than most of the water downed beers out there. It’s definitely a session beer. I don’t bother trying to taste the ingredients or flavor profile with this beer. It’s very similar to a Heineken to me. Same class.

More grassy and slight more fruity. It’s got a strong malt profile and a bit of bread in there too. Yes, it’s a macro beer but on a higher level.

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Photo of Jack_H_91
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OzmanBey
1.67/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I really enjoy Guinness been drinking it since before I was legally allowed to do so. Guinness is a staple in my drinking diet, though I'm glad they are doing different things this one just doesn't work. It has a diluted Guinness signature taste and the aftertaste lingers but it's not that nice aftertaste that usually comes with have a nice Guinness but rather almost soapy taste. Sorry Mates can't win'em all.

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Photo of GaryColeman
3.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brendanjames
3.03/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of amyskip
3.32/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a lot of flavor but a light pleasant taste overall. Quick finish, little bit of citrus.

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Photo of grover37
2.62/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of briandschorr
3.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Guinness! You can do better. Don't get me wrong, this is still a good beer but a bit of a let-down overall. The color is amber with an off white head. Nearly no lacing. The nose gives you toast, noble hops, honey, and orange peel. The taste is a malty sweetness with a clean yet unremarkable finish. The mouthfeel is light and a tad watery. Overall not their best beer. It is drinkable but just okay.

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

Photo of dacrza1
2.59/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

DATE: August 13, 2017... OCCASION: finishing up a nice weekend with Jer and Matt by watching Game of Thrones... GLASSWARE: Hennepin pokal... pours a medium-amber body with an off-white, quarter-finger ring... bubbles are reasonable and centered... aroma arrives with cracker, noble hops, hay, honey, and orange peel... the body is drinkable, without any real dimension that endears... the finish is short, and the mouthfeel is slightly effervescent... the the flavor profile is malt-forward, with biscuit, butter, lemon, hay, and malts... thanks to Billy for bringing this six last get-together.... the beer isn't quite worth the Guinness name,but did we really need a European brewery trying to create an "American" lager....

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Photo of Fusion7777
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spectru
3.3/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Rich amber color, half an inch of creamy foam, indistinct aroma, not unpleasant mild taste.

Though I'm not a great fan of Guinness Stout, with this famous name I expected more, even if it is blonde and American

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