Guinness Draught | Guinness Ltd.

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79
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7,676 Ratings
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70
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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:
7,676
Reviews:
2,256
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
20.23%
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
2,386
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 7,676 |  Reviews: 2,256
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

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

Photo of StormAles
4.02/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of SpongeHop
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

L - dark brown, black coffee; off-white head
S & T - watery, slightly roasted barley, toasted breadiness, slightly bitter chocolate-y, but all so very slightly
F - light, sessionable, good carbonation

O - I tasted other Guinness products before, such as the Special Export Stout and the West-Indies Porter, and those were vastly, vastly superior to this one. This one was just so... 'slightly' flavored. More watery than anything else. Bit of a shame, as I know that they can make mighty fine beers. A porter in the style of a macro-lager. But it's easily sessionable, I guess.

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Photo of walkinginplace
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

The appearance is a jet black body with a two finger off white foamy head with some speckled spider web lacing. The smell has some coffee, tobacco, and slight malts in the background. The taste is basically the same. On the palate, she sits about a medium, comes across fairly sessionable, and has a dry bitter aftertaste and finish. Overall, this isn’t a bad beer and this is the American made one. I could only wish to get back to Ireland to have the real stuff as this runs in my blood. Its so hard to knock this one, yes I would have this again.

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Photo of monk2021
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Weezle94
4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sprocketdevil6
4.21/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwvman
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coltron23
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of baldy00
2.56/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Spoda1983
3.02/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nguseman
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
3.46 out of 5 based on 7,676 ratings.
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