Guinness Draught | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness DraughtGuinness Draught

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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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Ratings: 7,979 |  Reviews: 2,315
Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If nothing else, you've got to credit this beer as one of the great first-steps for a lot of people looking to expand their beer-drinking horizons beyond the basic mega-brew lagers. Mild enough so that it does not scare them off. Not my favorite Irish dry stout, but a pint of Guinness is always like meeting an old friend.

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Photo of mattmaples
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Ok, Guinness Draught is not my favorite but here is why it got the score that it did. Appearance: it got a 2 because you can't see it. This is made spacifically to drink out of the bottle which is shrink wrapped so you can not see the beer at all. The smell and tast are good for the style but this "Draught" stuff is just too thin. By beer rep said they poured it out into glasses to test it and it came out flat so drink it out of the bottle or not at all.

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Photo of bk3nj
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a beautiful beer to look at, and nice to drink too, plus, of course, the added benefit of being the better half of the best looking drink of all, the black and tan.

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Photo of Todd
3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 14.9fl oz can with a built in widget (they call theirs the "Guinness Floating Draft System") for that "draught-like" quality. No freshness date.

Appearance: Absolutely pitch black with an amazing cascading effect. As the nitro-injection settles it forms a perfect finger width, creamy, foamy, tight off-white head. It's sticks to the glass and the head consistency remains all the way to the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Very pleasant aroma of sweet and roasted malts. Faint caramel note with a finishing of smoked malt.

Taste: Silky smooth mouthfeel, tremendously creamy -- so much so that I always find it difficult to not simply chug the beer in one swallow. Malt is nicely roasted with little astringency. The roasted malts give off coffee, slight chocolate and mild smoked flavors. Things dry up after this, then follows a watery-like floral hop flavor. There's a slight bite, for a brief second, that combines with a touch of roasted malt astringency. The unique roasted flavor carries through as a foundation from beginning to end. Body is medium. Finishes with a delicate roasted and dryness.

Notes: What can I say? It's not the most remarkable Stout that I've ever had. It's not very exciting compared to its siblings (yes, even on tap in Ireland). Apart from "Guinness" (the tap version) this is Guinness' top selling beer, and the most consistent as it's all too easy these days to get an inconsistent poured pint of Guinness. Personally I enjoy and appreciate the Extra Stout and Foreign Extra Stout 10 times more, but you'll find me slumming it on occasion. A mediocre beer.

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Guinness Draught from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 7,979 ratings