Guinness Golden Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by EmperorBevis on 04-11-2015

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Ranking:
#44,004
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
56
pDev:
16.87%
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Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mrfrancis
3.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DerekP
3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeGray
3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12/12/17 impression from a bottle:

More amber than golden in malt character, to be fair. Pretty unremarkable fare.

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Photo of degarmot
3.72/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/6/2016. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of honey, brown sugar, bread dough, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of caramel, plum, apricot, apple, herbal, wood, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of honey, brown sugar, bread dough, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of caramel, plum, apricot, apple, herbal, wood, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal, woody, grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of honey, brown sugar, bread dough, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light caramel/fruit, herbal, wood, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Fairly clean finishing. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a good standard English pale ale. All around good robustness and balance of bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter finish. Very flavorful for the low ABV. Clean bready English malt flavors; with restrained hop and yeast presence. Fits the English pale ale style perfectly fine, but comes off underwhelming. Slight touch of diacetyl noticed after I finished the glass, but well within style limits. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of keeganfrank
3.76/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Verasong
3.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alexrdvz
3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.32/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of briandschorr
3.84/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A good, but not the best, beer from Guinness Ltd. Pours a dark golden color. The flavors follow the nose. Mild honey with hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is light and there is medium carbonation. This is close to an IPA but not quite. Fairly dry, with a subtle bitterness. Not bad overall but not something I would select again.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pcbnumber1
3.41/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Commandophile
3.67/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This golden ale pours a medium amber color with a
decent head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin layer, and showcases light lacing.
Nose of subtle grains, light English style yeast notes, and a hint of sweet malts. Flavors follow the
nose with light exception giving way to mild honey malts and medium grain notes and a medium
hop bitterness. Light mouth feel, medium carbonation, and a clean grain touched finish.

Overall, not much of a golden ale in color and flavor and not much more than a thirst quencher.
This is a shame really, the rye was so nice. Fine for a primer brew after mowing the lawn, other than that
it is pretty lack luster to bear the name Guinness.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VictoriaTyagunova
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.56/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden yellow/amber with minor head and light lacing. Smells very mild, light hops, grain, sweetness. The taste is not bad but again missing a lot of flavor. A dry mild hops with some grain mixed in, carbonated, and minor sweetness. The finish is mild and light. Overall a beer that if given more work could be good but it came up flat and boring to be honest. I just don't get the whole side project that seems to focus on ZERO flavor, really disappointed with Guinness.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of April 2017. Picked up recently from B&M. I take this to be an attempt to broaden Guinness' customer base.

A: Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep coppery-amber colour with good clarity and plentiful carbonation. Forms a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or so before settling as a patchy surface layer. Darker than expected.

S: Aroma of ale yeast and light malt, with hints of mild grain, subtle stewed leaves and a touch of cardboard in the background. Bland.

T: Tastes of pale malt and yeast, with notes of stewed leaves, faint grain, ale yeast and a vaguely acrid hint of cardboard on the finish. Fairly dry, with a subtle bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and good body. Aftertaste of mild grainy malt, faint yeast and cardboard.

O: Meh - pretty dull fare. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are mild and bland with subtle off-notes. Body is decent for the strength. Total lack of charisma, and the Guinness history being thoroughly intertwined with dark beer doesn't help the perception that this is just pish for a segment of the market. Drinkable but hardly worth it - give it a miss.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Unknown vintage; drank 4/12/17 @ the Yarchives.

See-through copper appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small khaki head; decent lace.

Cream, oats & mild hop bite notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Creamed wheat & mild honey flavors up front; faint hop bite on the finish.

Substantial & decent; I can't say I'd have another but this wasn't too unpleasant.

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Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 56 ratings