Guinness Generous Ale | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Generous AleGuinness Generous Ale
BA SCORE
3.35/5
263 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by RyanLigeia on 11-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,338
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
263
pDev:
13.73%
Bros Score:
3.33
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 263 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of Viperman1316
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice smooth brew with not too much pumpkin and spices.

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Photo of Bm1
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Wobbly
3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrisjws
3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

rb

Pounder can from the 8-pack I picked up at the COOP tonight.. Pours clear deep amber with a short lived off white head.. Dark bread with an appropriate amount of English yeasty fruitiness showing.. Nutty/lesser earthy malts work well with the restrained grassy hops.. Obviously English.. Very well done.. Maybe a little tinny given the time in the can, but I would buy this if I could get it outside the Guinness 8-pack.

Fine and surprisingly drinkable.

3.5/3.5/3.75/3.5/3.75

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Photo of kbeck001
4.61/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bought a variety pack of Guinness beers. All four varieties were awesome!

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Photo of mickmanhattan
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I could be crazy, but drinking this side by side with Smithwick's Winter Spirit, I think they are literally the same beer. Same colour. Same flavor. etc.

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Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.86/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AnalogReigns
3.12/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer...but sooooo many US craft-beers are better...

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Photo of Ultimate
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bigalduncan64
4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out of can into an English pub glass. I got a nice, thick, two-finger head. The color was a nice dark red. The smell was sweet, malty, and slight pumpkin spice. Overall this was a nice beer. I loved the malty taste with the sweet finish. Tastes like a more flavorful version of Guinness draught (though it's not a nitro beer).

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Photo of nofunyons
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Overall, I really like this beer. I will buy it again if I get the chance.

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Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjplumer
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Has malt bready spice aroma. Dark almost black and ruby colored body. Has a thick two fingered foamy head that lingers for a while. Much like the Guinness Draught in taste but has a maltier presence and thinner feel. Mild spiciness. Leaves a smooth creamy feeling.

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Photo of hopazoid
3.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tkanedc
2.89/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 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 Erndogg
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Guinness Generous Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 263 ratings
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