Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Indonesia)
Bintang

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Style:
Stout - Foreign / Export
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 19.52%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
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Bintang
 
Indonesia
Avail:
Year-round
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Sigmund from Norway

3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Can and bottle in Bali, as Guinness Foreign Extra, brewed in Indonesia. ABV is 4.9%. Black colour, tan head. Nice roasty aroma, coffee, caramel and palm sugar. Smooth flavour, moderate roasty notes, coffee, a slight acidity in the finish.

May 06, 2021
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml Bottle from Gilimart on Gili T, Lombok (Rp 45,000):
Dark ruby to black with quite a large, thick looking head that was creamy but required quite an aggressive pour whilst head retention was good & the beer looked creamy; there was the odd bubble on the surface too. The nose was very light & hard to detect, with none of the expected sweetness showing but when it eventually opened up there was some faint malts & lactose showing alongside background sugars. Thankfully the taste was more pronounced with some sweet malts, milky flavours & a little sweetness too before some roasted & bitter malts seen things out. The body was smooth & softly carbonated with a background sweetness but it was too light & nowhere near as good as some of the other Guinness Foreign Extra beers I've tried from around the world over the years; it was at least a step up from the standard pale lagers the dominate the Indonesian beer seen at least though.

Oct 11, 2019
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Jugs_McGhee from Oklahoma

3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml can purchased in Bali for 38000 IRP. +/- 4.90% ABV. Stout.

Brewed by PT Multi Bintang under license from Guinness (but with an Indonesian-altered recipe).

Head is far less impressive than every other Foreign Extra variant I've tried (including neighboring Singapore's). Fizzles out in seconds. Body is, predictably, an opaque black.

Aroma is more chocolatey and sweet than roasty (the opposite of Singapore edition Foreign Extra). But there's noticeable roasted barley there, all the same. A blip of schwarzbier-esque black bread or pumpernickel. Subdued aromatic intensity.

Taste follows the aroma, with a much breadier flavour profile than any other Guinness Foreign Extra(ct) variant I've encountered. Black bread dominates, but the robust malt backbone and full body keep this from suffering from any schwarzbier-like thinness or weakness. Depth of flavour is satisfactory albeit unimpressive.

Slightly coarse, slightly dry (continuing its opposition to Singapore Edition Foreign Extra). Mouthfeel fits the taste and helps accentuate the subtle roast. A bit overcarbonated and not in perfect harmony with the flavour profile, but a nice mouthfeel nonetheless.

Overall, it's another worthwhile addition to the Guinness Foreign Extra regional lineup, but I'd love to see more commitment to local ingredients (I guess it's naïve to hope for kopi luwak Foreign Extra, but a man can dream) . Definitely a beer I'd return to, and I do think it's more balanced and approachable than Singapore Edition. In terms of classic traditional export stouts tailored for tropical environments, this is almost as good as it gets.

High B- (3.49) / WORTHY

***
07/22/16 had to have this again since it's easily the best beer on Bali.

Chocolate malt. Burnt flavour. Charred sugars. Decadent roasted barley. Toast/black bread.

It still flirts with a schwarzbier flavour profile too much for my taste, but it's nevertheless an enjoyable export stout.

B- / WORTHY

Jul 20, 2016
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Indonesia) from Bintang
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 4 ratings