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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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.65/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ahh…a “Pint of Plain,” the Workman’s Friend, a Guinness Draught, a living piece of history directly from dear old Ireland, supposedly anyway. I like Guinness for what is, not for what I want it to be, and that’s enough for me. Guinness is now a mass produced mega-brew, and the reality is that it’s not much better than any other brew produced on that scale. Initially, it pours dark with a nice creamy head that disappears soon enough. The first sip tastes of roasted malted barley, but as your taste buds adapt to the smoky, dark flavor it has a refreshing but watery taste. It is a porter in name only, and much closer in taste to a dark lager such as “Michelob Dark” (although smoother than more drinkable). I’m not necessarily a beer snob, but a modern Guinness Draught is no match for a quality micro-brewed porter. You won’t have to twist my arm too hard to get me to drink one, but this beer is nothing special.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.01/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- What can you say about a classic? No other beer has this look. Ebony pint with thick tan head that is velvety smooth

S-Next to nothing, spring water?

T-Again next to nothing. Am I drinking foamy water? No bitterness only the barest hint of roast character. more astringent than anything else

M-Thin bodied, but nice creamy head.

O- Looks great! no substance whatsoever

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3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.94/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I truly appreciate the fullness of this beer. It has a great taste and a welcoming follow. I would be happy to have this at my home. Do not be afraid of its dark color or its thick nature, she will be one of the best dark stouts you will ingest. I am amazed to say that its tastes good also in can or bottle form, although I do prefer it by the pint off the tap.

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.08/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 14 oz. can into an English pub glass.

A- Nice creamy tan head which leaves some decent lacing, very dark.

S- There is some roasted malt character, but there is really not much going on with the nose.

T- Sweet, somewhat metallic this may have just been the can though. Very watery.

M- It's smooth but with a pretty light body. Very little carbonation.

O- Very watery and light stout with no real outstanding smell or flavor. It looks nice though.

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3.01/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter

A: Black with a tan half-finger head that slowly fades. Gives way to tiny bubbles. Decent lacing.

S: Malty, nutty.

T: Dry, frothy, smokey. Light malts, extra smooth. Lacks robustness.

M: Light to medium with light carbonation. Watery.

O: Not very impressed. It just kinda sits there, hoping for a charge of real stoutness.

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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
3.46 out of 5 based on 7,699 ratings.
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