Guinness Draught | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,679
Reviews:
2,258
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
20.23%
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
2,387
For Trade:
1
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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schavuytje
4.19/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark body almost black with soft white bit of coloring foam soft bitter rather smooth frothy cream slightly watery in the finish, alternate for the subtle skinny and low-grade beers

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Photo of sloggettstrength
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honestly not much to say. My go to beer when I go out if they don't have craft.

Draft > Can > Bottle.

I am disappointed with inconsistencies from can to can though.

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Photo of TylerGoble1
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of claire363
4.26/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SweetReverend
4.63/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ConsumerOfBeer
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

There's something about a Guinness that keeps me coming back for more.

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spencer96
4.86/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Love it if I want a dark beer I always go for a guinness on draft.

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Photo of marcrech
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChipChaight
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PlayerSixtyfour
3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Who doesn't love a Guinness? Its iconic at this point. The real Irish stout.

It pours black with a solid head that sticks around. Remember to two step pour since its a nitrogen beer!

It loses points on the nose because it doesn't really have much of one. Very feint in the glass.

On the taste it's AWESOME. maybe a bit malty for people that don't drink stouts. It has the perfect dry creemyness that beers should chase. It tastes like coffee, cream, and malt. Delicious.

It loses points on the mouthfeel because it's a bit thin for what I want but that doesn't make it bad.

Overall Guinness is iconic for a reason. It's friggin delicious! This is my goto beer whenever craft isn't available.

Everybody go have a Guinness!

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Photo of jbehlar
3.16/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of cdclark81
5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of davidward
2/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A watered down stout which is short on texture and flavor.

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Photo of Reiddrinksbeer
4.39/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

In my opinion Guinness draft is one of the best beers ever. The look of the beer is unmatched when poured into a pint glass. The smooth creamy but yet ever so delicate and light mouthfeel is a thing of beauty. The taste is of coffee and dark roasted malt at just the right strength. If this beer lacks in anything its the smell. Not that it smells bad it just doesn't have a whole lot of smell. I would literally drink Guinness all day everyday if my wallet and liver could handle it.

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Photo of Stockatron
3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It just depends so much on where you get this and if it is can versus tap, and if the irish water is in it or not. This rating is the best I ever had it, on tap in Sydney. I'd say it gets a bit better in Ireland, but not a lot. Probably more to do with the craic.

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Photo of videofrog
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cknoch
4.12/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vader444
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dvrooman
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 16oz can with widget into Spiegelau Stout glass. No Date.

L: Nearly black with ruby edges, one finger of tight bubbled light khaki head (nitro) with excellent retention.

S: Some grain with a lactose like scent.

T: Lightly roasted grains.

F: Thin and watery, light body, nitro, clean finish.

O: Really expect more from the best selling Guinness brew. Their Extra Stout is far better than this.

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Photo of Hackattack
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
3.46 out of 5 based on 7,679 ratings.
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