Guinness Generous Ale | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Generous AleGuinness Generous Ale
BA SCORE
18.6%
Liked This Beer
3.35 w/ 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:
#41,938
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
263
Liked:
49
Avg:
3.35/5
pDev:
13.73%
Alströms:
3.33
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 263 |  Reviews: 75
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

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

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 Redrover
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

14.9 oz can poured into my Samuel Smith pint glass. The beer is bronze/red with good clarity. It has a massive tan head.

Not a ton in the nose. There is some grains and a slight fruity smell.

The taste is mild. There is a bit of sweetness and grains with a hint of red apple. A touch of caramel after the first few sips.

The mouth is decent with low carbonation.

There is not a ton of stuff going on here. The good looks and mouth can't really offset the blah aroma and not overly interesting flavors.

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Photo of keng1343
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hootie159
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Haybeerman
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Zaktcc
3.51/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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 wedge6128
2.42/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Really sharp way to carbonated pleasant after taste.

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Photo of Goodspeed83
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatrickG
2.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Winger42
3.34/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeanCHS1980
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A reddish brown ale...the head is off white and medium in size, producing a delicate lace. Mother smell is malt forward. Some fleshy fruit and bread in the aroma. Clean flavor. Unassuming, and straightforward.

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Photo of dental
3.66/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

The Generous Ale is an easy drink beer.....medium in body with subtle carbonation. Beer poured a clear brownish amber with offwhite head that is leaving only a spotty lace. The scent is bland and the taste carries a tinge of spice. Overall its ok.

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Photo of Dajaydee
4.21/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Quality product, as always from Guinness.

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Photo of dannyboygaga
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Guinness Generous Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 18.6% out of 100 with 263 ratings
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