Guinness Golden Ale | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Golden AleGuinness Golden Ale
48 Ratings
Guinness Golden AleGuinness Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.

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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Reviews by Brutaltruth:
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.13/5  rDev -3.4%
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 jazzyjeff13
3/5  rDev -7.4%
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 beerinabottle
3.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

How can most of Ireland's small craft brewers make decent ales and Guinness with all their expertise and resources produce this. Was expecting much more. Brewed with the finest hops it says but I can't taste them. Bought as part of 4 for 10 euro in local Tesco. Sorry I did not try one first.

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Photo of tdm168
3.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.56/5  rDev +9.9%
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 GrumpyGas
3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a pint glass shows a dull amber, burnt orange colored body and floats a 1/4" off-white head that dissipates to an edge hugging ring. Active bubbles and no lacing.
The bottle marketing boasts: “A group of enterprising brewers on a quest to explore new recipes, reinterpret old ones and collaborate freely to bring new ideas to life. A beautifully balanced ale with a rich golden hue. The subtle biscuit flavors of the malted barley perfectly compliment the pleasing bitterness and delicate, fruity hop aroma, giving way to a refreshingly crisp finish.”
Aroma is a toasty biscuit malt with a hint of stone fruit and honey.
Flavor matches.
Feel is clean, almost fizzy, and light with a dry finish.
Overall the toast aroma and flavor throws me off, but I like the clean finish. English pale ale, really? Not a really light porter?

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Photo of Rymish
4.17/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark amber colour rather than golden, with a white head. Aromas of bread, biscuit, caramel malts. Tastes of caramel with malty biscuit and a mild bitterness. Aftertastes of mild bitterness and not much else. Overall a pretty average drinkable English style bitter.

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Photo of TheRock7755
3.84/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vinicole
3.22/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Burnished gold. Frothy head.
Sweet hoppy aroma.
Light treacle malt with a hoppy aftertaste. Mildly bitter.
Light in body with not much carbonation.
Something and nothing.

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Photo of Foley67
3.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ewelvaert
4.06/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle - Part of a variety pack:

Pours deep, clear golden copper. A thin creamy head leaves lacing.

The smell is soft, but pleasant. Caramel and honey mix with an earthy tone.

The taste is of caramel, nuts, honey. Earthy dryness balances most of the sweetness.

It is smooth. On the lighter side of medium body.

An easy-drinking, decent standard English Pale Ale.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
2.14/5  rDev -34%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

With the fact you can't get a head out of this, it looks like a sample
It has the aroma of maple syrup, I was promised hops.
The taste,imagine a cracker covered in golden syrup then ground to a paste
and diluted to the point where its just distinguishable from water
and talking of water the mouthfeel is like making love in a canoe
even worse than I dared dread

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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

Photo of dbrauneis
3.39/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of beerguy04
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden color. Smells of fruity hopness. Almost, like an IPA. Taste is earthy and bitter, with the fruity hopness at the end. Mouthfeel, is light. Overall, I feel like I enjoyed this beer more than others.

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Photo of Commandophile
3.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of risenz
3.62/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WGO
2.36/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Looks alright, smell is a little more promising at first a touch hoppy. Then it started to remind me of a euro lager. Taste was a bit metallic bit of caramel and cream cracker. Mouthfeel is incredibly thin and the extra fizz makes it even more so. By far the worst of the new Guinness bottled beers having quite enjoyed the others.

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