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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Fortunately or unfortunately, this was my introduction to the wonderful world of beer. Guinness is all appearance and that's where it gets its fame. Nothing looks better than a pint freshly poured with a four leaf clover artfully designed on the top by a skilled barkeep.

At first sniff, it seems bitter and slightly wort-y and taste quickly confirms this suspicion. The hops stand out and there are few other distinct flavors except a slight tinge of roasted malt. On mouthfeel, it strikes a careful balance between watery and creamy. At the end it leaves a welcome, ticklingly bitter sensation on the back of the tongue.

It's something to come back to, but not for any special occasion. It goes well with hamburgers and fattening foods. In my opinion, Guinness Draught could probably be better marketed in the US as a better light beer alternative to the more cardboard-like taste of American light adjunct lagers (Natty, Bud, Miller).

For what it is meant to be, it does the job exceptionally well. If you expect this beer to make your day or give you a psycho-spiritual experience, get real. It's Guinness. It's a pint of plain. You order it with your burger because you want to enjoy your burger.

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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
3.46 out of 5 based on 7,649 ratings.
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