Guinness Draught | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-02-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-dark brown color with a nice light tan head and decent lacing

S-dark roasted malt, faint coffee

T-dark roasted malt, light sweetness, hint of coffee, mild bitterness in the finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-a benchmark for Irish stout I suppose, but prefer other styles for sure

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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2.92/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Can to pint glass.

Room Temp.

I'm drinking at home in Boston. I've been trying different ways of drinking Guinness at home. I've been leaving out the cans to get to the proper room temperature and then in a glass doing a three pour to let the head properly settle. It helps but after the head it pretty much tastes like water.

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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5/5  rDev +44.5%

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2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Guinness Ltd. - Guinness Draught, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a thin brown black but settles black with a small foamy head. Not a ton of lacing, very sparse.

Smell - Roasted barley, weak on the nose.

Taste - Thin and watery with a weak roast character, not a lot of variety in the flavor.

Mouthfeel - Thin, dry, ever so slightly bitter, like a light or watered down stout. Zero booziness. Good drinkability but not spectacular.

Overall - This used to be one of the kings of "craft beer" (though was it ever really considered craft, no) and I'll give it that, but this is not a great beer by any means.

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the gold standard for a stout. I know that it is not super triple imperial oak aged or anything of that nature that makes other beers get great reviews but it is what it is-A simple, great tasting beer. drinkability is unsurpassed with this creamy, light yet beautifully opaque brew.
roasted malt, roasted malt, and a little bit of twang is what makes this beer the stout that all others apsire to be.

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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
3.46 out of 5 based on 7,624 ratings.
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