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Guinness Generous Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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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:
#42,783
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
263
pDev:
13.73%
Bros Score:
3.33
 
 
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3.02/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

14.9 oz can poured into an English pint. Drinkable winter ale, but for me a little too similar to Smithwick's and their winter ale.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The was ale poured from a bottle and had a brownish amber colour to it. Relatively clear with no cloudiness. There was a moderate head left over that settled into a low, creamy layer floating on top. Not much of a smell or taste to it; there was a slightly bitter, malty nose and a bitter flavour, with lingering nutty bitterness. Not particularly flavourful in terms of hop, malt,
or grain.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably not.

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Photo of Brad007
3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mild brown color with a two-finger head into my glass. It fits the style, a dark mild ale. Not that dark though.

Generously sweet, maybe a bit too much with with a definite edge of roasted barley. Kind of robust. Definitely a Guinness product.

Ditto on the flavor. Drinks like a lighter version of Guinness with chewy, sweet barley. "Fruity". Cuts a bit too close to the edge.

Lingering chewy, sweet barley notes make up the mouthfeel. Doesn't stand out enough to my taste buds.

Reviews don't seem too enthusiastic. To be fair, it's still quite drinkable. Just don't come into it expecting something radically different from the Guinness mantra.

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3.12/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Acquired as part of the Guinness winter variety pack at Total Wine Redondo Beach for $6.99. 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with classy red label and branded red pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery - which I love and respect. I don't see an ABV listed. No style identified on the label.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger white-khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good (4+ minute) retention. Body colour is a dark clear amber of average vibrance. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Light lacing as the head recedes. Looks typical of the style, I guess. It's certainly appealing in a general sense.

Sm: Light caramel, maybe some munich malt, toasted malt, and restrained sweetness. Cream. Light light floral hops. Quite timid. Appealing, if light.

T: Light caramel, light floral hops, a fair amount of munich or amber malt, caramel, and a touch of toasty character. Simple but balanced and enjoyable. Pleasant. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Tasty and sessionable. I could use more complexity and subtlety, but for the style it's well executed methinks. I do like it.

Mf: Nicely creamy. Smooth and wet. Body is near ideal. Light on the palate. Lightly refreshing. Carbonation is good. Complements the flavour profile generally well, though it doesn't feel custom tailored to it per se. Good palate presence.

Dr: Very sessionable, drinkable stuff. I expected the worst after Guinness Black Lager, but this new offering isn't half-bad. Definitely worth a go for fans of the style. I'd like to try it on-draught. Very well priced, especially as an import. Another pretty decent offering from Guinness. It feels right for a winter ale. Though it's on the higher end of expected ABVs for the style, the alcohol is very well hidden. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to friends, but I think it's a likable beer.

C+

Pairs well with chocolate.

Drinks fine out of a pint glass.

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3.12/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served from a 330 ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance was a dark orange-brown with a finger-width of tan colored head. Lots of carbonation and a bit of lacing.

Smell was a bit like caramel, but very faint.

Taste was again mostly caramel from the malt, but with a bit of a metallic finish that I was not a fan of.

Mouthfeel was a medium body, with fairly heavy carbonation for the style.

Overall, a solid but not especially memorable seasonal ale.
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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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3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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