Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Ltd.
Low-Alcohol Beer
Ranked #115
Ranked #29,414
2.52 | pDev: 32.54%
Jul 28, 2023
Aug 07, 2002
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Rated: 5 by Zachboyd3334 from Indiana

Jul 28, 2023
Rated: 1.75 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jul 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From a bottle:
Pours a nice dark and clear amber color. When held up to the light I see a decent amount of carbonation bubbles rising in the glass. The head that forms is slightly off white, and fairly thick - 2 finger. Decent head retention and some pretty nice lacing on the glass.
Nose is malty, and somewhat one note - rye bread. This is what I get, and I get a lot of it.
Taste - is like the nose - rye bread. The rye really seems to have 2 phases to it: it starts out a bit mellow, then it really builds on the back. There's a slight earthy flavor that also shines through.
Lighter bodied, but not watery. Crisp and bubbly feeling.
Damn! I really like this beer. Very well made overall, and this is one I will be revisiting again, and again.
May 07, 2023
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.09/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
12 ounce bottle poured into a stemmed straight sided glass.

A decent alternative for when you need to limit your alcohol consumption. It is very malty, it seems the lack of alcohol allows the malt sweetness to go unchecked and the taste less sharp, and less dry than I would expect for a Lager. It is reminiscent of some high malt lagers I’ve had, Kirin Ichiban comes to mind. Bready with corn aroma and flavor coming out as it warms. Mouthfeel is light and clean but not crisp.

I is a compromise and I tried to keep that in mind while rating.
Apr 08, 2023
Rated: 2.93 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Apr 06, 2023
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Reviewed by DerekP from Pennsylvania

2.81/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Tried this for the first time despite reading a Fred Eckhardt column over a decade ago in which he said he enjoyed Kaliber on his non-drinking day.

Anyway, decent looking tawny appearance. A small head sticks around throughout the experience. Smells like grocery store brand wheat bread and a hint of stale apple juice. Taste reminds me of some other Guinness Irish Ale's with a tangy, sour-like acidity, and brown bread underneath. Near medium mouthfeel, maybe a little more body than your domestic light beer.

Overall, not good, but not half bad either. It doesn't stand up against the latest NA creations from craft breweries, but if your distributor only has a couple NA options and you're on the look out, it's not the worst sixer you could scoop up.
Mar 29, 2023
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Reviewed by boakmyers from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +50%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Am on a 6 week N/A period due to a medication and have tried 6 or so N/A beer's so far. To me this has been by far the most drinkable. Will keep this in my overall line-up for AFTER my med is over, especially as a hot weather thirst quencher.
Feb 14, 2023
Rated: 2.09 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

2.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
(330 ml bottle, L1326GGOO4 FL; purchased single off shelf... poured into a 14 oz mug)

L: polished-clear, orange-tinged gold liquid; two-finger-high, tight, rocky foam stand... some lace; keeps a thin cap

S: a malt character I've yet to encounter, almsot has sweet potato pie crust (or ginger snap?) baked and spiced notes... it's not bready, nor biscuity

T: the flavor is not much different... yuck, awful... not beer like, and especially not like other NAs I've had... old wheat bread and apple cider?... quite dry with those apple crumb notes lingering

F: light-bodied, buoyant, without much drag and roundness, but with just enough texture to give mild fulfillment; carbonation is soft

O: smell and taste alone, this is arguably the worst NA on the market... don't know how fresh this bottle is: Nov '21?... can't they do better than this? I'll give em this, it's unique (1915)
Jul 11, 2022
Rated: 3.16 by Capt_Loomis from Florida

May 05, 2022
Rated: 2.42 by Parsifalstaff from New York

Apr 11, 2022
Rated: 2.68 by mdshensky74 from South Carolina

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 2.33 by Eman17 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 2.35 by Paulcgar

Jan 03, 2022
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Rated by Scotchboy from Idaho

2.3/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Weird. Drinkable but not good. Tastes like a cider sort of.
Dec 25, 2021
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Reviewed by AlKoberness

1.21/5  rDev -52%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1
First of all, I can not imagine how any of the other ratings found the good things they said. Especially the ones rating it as sweet. This garbage is sour and horrible. I believe it was spoiled it tasted so bad. I was afraid I was going to get sick. Happily I awoke not sick so hopefully that possible danger has passed.
It did have a sort of a weird smell that made me think I might be drinking something possibly sweet but once it hitmy tongue all that disappeared.
The only thing impressive about this is that it would make a decent beer to serve for the purposes of a movie that required a bubbly drink with a thick head. It bubbles with a thick gooey foam that just lingers in a frightful manner given the horrible taste. After smelling and tasting this swill I began to wonder if the foam was part of some spoilage feature. I read reviews from the top in complete disbelief until I ran into 2 in 2011 that captured the essence of what I would like to say HORRIBLE. Many NA better.
Nov 13, 2021
Rated: 2.53 by edthehead from Maryland

Jul 14, 2021
Rated: 1.61 by Steve62

Jul 10, 2021
Rated: 3.15 by Rich-Ry from California

Jun 15, 2021
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