Guinness Generous Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Generous AleGuinness Generous Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RyanLigeia on 11-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,441
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
264
pDev:
14.03%
Bros Score:
3.33
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
34
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Ratings: 264 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of ale207
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of squack
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Minkybut
3.66/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a pretty brunette with a very nice amber colored head. The beer had good lacing. The head was big bubbles which is okay, I like fine. The taste was goodness as expected from a Guinness. Not as heavy as regular Guinness but more taste than the new black lager. I will buy again.

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Photo of illpass78
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

14.9 oz. can poured into a nonic.

Appearance: Pours an amber brown with a one and a half finger cream head that recedes quicker than expected. Carbonation fairly high, a little lacing.

Aroma: Not much in the nose. Maybe a little sweet malt.

Taste: Some sweet malt, not a whole lot else. Maybe a tiny bit of toast or roasted character.

Mouthfeel: Kind of thin, rather light of body.

Overall: Generous what? This beer isn't generous anything. The can is a little bigger than average, I guess. Inoffensive, pretty boring beer. I'm almost positive the Smithwick's Winter beer that came in the same Christmas pack is going to be identical. I'll give it a legit shot, though. As for this ale, it'd be generous of me to describe it as average.

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Photo of EigenBeer
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Theniz
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattparsons
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of clake
3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.06/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear, yet deep, dark, amber/mahogany color with a finger and a half of white-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice aromas of bready, biscuit-like toasted malt, imparting aromas of freshly baked French baguettes and English muffins, as well as aromas of caramel and toffee, a touch of black pepper and spices of nutmeg, ginger and clove. Smells really good and inviting.

Taste: Very, very, good! Lots of bready, biscuit-like toasted malt, up front, followed by lots of caramel and toffee-like sweetness and touches of the aforementioned spices of black pepper, nutmeg and ginger. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and extremely smooth and creamy, as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 5.6%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very good, very malty, crushable session-beer. I liked it quite a bit!

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Photo of Leschber
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.36/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mwbrady12
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of auxiliary
2.49/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poorer nice but then head went flat and bubbles that were plentiful are gone. Wonder if this is bad, as in didn't hold up since the holidays. Mouth feel was watery,some hops hit the back of the mouth as it goes down?. Was not impressed on this one, but will give the holiday pack a try near Christmas this time. This pack had some kind of winter ale in it. After reading the style of this beer, seems this is the style that I'm drinking mmmm.

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Photo of JMad
3.92/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a reddish brown color with an off white filmy head. Smell has a lot of roasted malt with chocolate and coffee and a sweet candy like background. The taste is a little metallic and has dark bitter coffee flavor with an earthy hop flavor. It's light with moderate carbonation and a nice dry finish. This is a nice beer from Guinness I kind of expected something gimicky like their black lager but this is way better.

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Photo of zachary80
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown/red ruddy - 1" beige , bubbly head with decent retention. Some wispy lace left behind.

Sweet malts, some caramel and faint hops. Maybe a little run of the mill.

Bland intro. A little toasty, grainy,A little bite at the end and luckily doesn't finish as sweet as I would have suspected from the nose.

High carbonation and a medium weight. Hangs around a little while in the finish.

Overall - OK. Didn't expect too much so not overly disappointed. Could do 2 or 3 of these.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
2.92/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GaryMarkle84
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of russwilliam
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of jesus808
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of kpowledge
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hardcore
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Guinness Generous Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 264 ratings
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