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Guinness Draught | Guinness Ltd.

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,530
Reviews:
2,268
Ratings:
7,753
pDev:
19.66%
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3.01
 
 
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Used to enjoy Guinness. Ventured away into other stouts for awhile, came back , and now seems quite boring.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My second encounter with a variant of Guinness. "Pasteurized stout", "Brewed in Dublin". The bottle makes it a point that I am supposed to drink this "straight from the bottle" but I think I'll pass on that.

Poured into a Guinness St. James's Gate Dublin mug.

A - It pours a dark chocolatey brown body with some hues of ruby red showing through when held to the light. A semi-aggressive pour conjures around two to three fingers of thick frothy khaki head that stays for a while. Fat fluffy lacing. Appears a bit on the thin side, but it looks nice for what it is.

S - The aroma is boring and muted by comparison to the greater stouts I've had. Some musty malt, dusty chocolate, indistinct dark fruits, and a mineral water type smell. Perhaps a slight hint of yeast in there?

T - Taste is a step up from the nose, but still boring and tame by comparison to the greater stouts of the world. Watery dark malt, and faint notes of chocolate & roast. A sort of dry cardboard texture on the end also; not what I consider to be an enjoyable stout at all.

M - The feel is thin and watery with a very light bittering dryness on the finish. Very easy-drinking, given the style, but it's definitely not something I would want a lot of.

Overall, I can appreciate it's place in beer history, but it just doesn't do the style justice for me after being spoiled by countless other stouts with more complexity and flavor than this. Recommended for beginners, and for those looking to get away from cheap macro lager swill. I won't be having this again.

Guinness Draught -----3/5.

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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 7,753 ratings
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