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Release Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by zid, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. zid

    zid Champion (839) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Releases include:
    • Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout – A deep, dark, authentic export stout with smooth, rich flavor; brewed with Black Patent Malt. (MSRP: $8.99, 6-pack)
    • Guinness Limited-Edition Mount Rushmore Cans – Classic Guinness Draught stout in limited-edition cans depicting everyone’s favorite toucans flying across the iconic American monument of Mount Rushmore from a rarely seen Guinness ad from the 1950s. (MSRP: $8.99, 8-pack)
    • Guinness 200 Years of Stout in America Mixed Pack – A collection of brews in honor of America’s love of stouts – Guinness Original, 200th Anniversary Export Stout, Antwerpen Stout and Foreign Extra Stout – all of which have been exported to the U.S. over the past 200 years. (MSRP: $21.99, 12-pack)
    Here's one article on the topic:

    http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/drinks/a12826127/guinness-anniversary-export-stout/

    @patto1ro
     
  2. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,434) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I'd be interested in the mixed pack. Interested to see how this 200th Anniversary beer compares to the normal Foreign Extra Stout.
     
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  3. ecpho

    ecpho Initiate (179) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    I'm in for any Export Stout.
     
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  4. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,953) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    A local retailer had about 6 12-packs a week ago -- they're all gone now.
    "Normal" Foreign Extra? Or the Guinness Extra Stout that's been around for years?

    Either way, I found the 200th to be less complex than either of the other Guinness beers -- would have liked one of those 12 packs to compare against the Foreign Extra since I haven't had it in a while.

    Between the 200th, ES, FES, and Antwerpen -- I'll take the Antwerpen -- but I'll accept the offer of any of the others. :slight_smile:
     
  5. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Savant (989) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Been drinking them and love it. I went back for more. This is my favorite Guinness outside the Extra Foreign (Yellow Label) Fantastic beer....
     
  6. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (8,881) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    I totally agree with this! I have no need to compare it to a Foreign Extra though, I'm familiar with it and it's nothing alike.

    And to be honest, this seems a little gimmicky, just an excuse to make a new beer to keep attention on the brand. Will they be making an anniversary beer for 200 years of Guinness in Africa?

    As for the Mount Rushmore cans, I might try to get and save some of them as collectors items - I heard they might take Washington and Jefferson off because they were slave owners!!! ;P
     
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  7. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,953) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    If they did, I wouldn't turn it down -- would you? :smiley:

    I'm never a sucker for marketing, but I definitely respect it when it's well done:
     
  8. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,434) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    The yellow label one.

    Although now I'm confused by the press release saying "Guinness Original", as their official website doesn't currently list any beer with that name.
    https://www.guinness.com/en-us/our-beers/

    Maybe it's this beer?
    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/209/114949/

    The BA database is a maze of their various naming/labeling conventions over the years:
    https://www.guinness.com/en-us/our-beers/
     
  9. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,953) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Yeah -- well, they both have yellow labels.:grin:
    Ain't that the truth.

    Basically, the Guinness Stouts most readily available in the U.S. are the Draught (from tap, in cans, in widget bottle), the Extra Stout (once brewed in Canada, now imported from Ireland), and the Foreign Extra Stout -- which has been a long-time Guinness brand, but only reintroduced to the U.S. a few years back -- I really don't see this anymore, which is another reason I wanted that new mix-pack.
     
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  10. ecpho

    ecpho Initiate (179) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    re: FES yes it was back, then it went way and I do see it again, but most places I see an incjh of dust on the 4 pack. I did recently buy the mix pack with the 2 porters, reg Guinness and FES, just for the FES (but I will try any non adjunct porter anyway)
    I plan to ick up this pack for the FES and the new export.
     
  11. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,953) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Just too many beers these days -- especially stouts without a "brand" name.

    As a half Irishman with sentimental roots to pre-Micro Boom® days, I'm a sucker for Guinness' well-brewed beers.
     
  12. ecpho

    ecpho Initiate (179) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    I think for most beer stores its about Bud Light and some kind of IPA, otherwise nothing else sells. And that's the modern beer drinkers doing (and the breweries pumping out more IPAs too).
    I say that as I jumped at the chance to buy a 12pk of Celebration today!
     
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  13. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,012) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I recently spotted this pack while shopping for a party. It didn't fit in the cart at the time :wink:, but I'll be picking one up the next time I'm there. I'm a big fan of the FES, Antwerpen, and even the Porter, so this is just a natural for me.
     
  14. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (624) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands
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    Why don't they just effing bottle-condition Extra Stout again? One of my favourite beers ever.
     
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  15. seth27

    seth27 Initiate (155) Mar 16, 2015 Pennsylvania
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    Got a 6-pack of the 200th anniversary. I'm really liking it. Super smooth with nice subtle chocolate and roast stuff going on. I could definitely drink a few pints of it for sure.
     
  16. rronin

    rronin Initiate (187) Jul 4, 2005 Washington

    Can anyone tell me what the 200th Anniversary Mix pack contains?
     
  17. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,280) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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  18. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,176) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Meh. I still have a couple of bottles to imbibe.
     
  19. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Savant (989) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    I totally agree, the flavor is different on this one, a more pronounced roast/chocolate feel. I think its way better than the normal stuff.
     
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  20. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Defender (641) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I actually even dig Guinness Draught (*gasp*). Yeah yeah, it uses nitro, but it works. Would I prefer it not on nitro? Sure. But otherwise it's a decent example of a Dry Irish Stout in my opinion.

    Nitro aside, I don't know what people expect from that style.

    Celebration has been around since the 1980s, so it doesn't count as an IPA anymore. :wink:

    Honestly, I think you could give a new craft beer drinker in the last < 5 years a Celebration Ale and some of them (especially the newer craft drinkers) may not even think it was an IPA.
     
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  21. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,953) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    I think that's the "Original" in the mixed pack -- more or less.
     
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  22. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,090) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    I picked up the mixed pack a couple weeks ago as I had been eyeing its release. Interested folks in the Chicagoland area should check their local Binny's as their website says it's on sale for 9.99 (normal price 15.99) which is a downright bargain imo. I've tried all save the 200th strangely enough. First time having the Antwerpen and I thought it was quite good. The FES was sublime. Such a great beer imo. For info, the Original is this beer which I believe was first offered here in the States with the Brewers Project. I'll rectify not having the 200th version yet this weekend. :wink:
     
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  23. rronin

    rronin Initiate (187) Jul 4, 2005 Washington

    Thanks! Early Christmas gift for me!
     
  24. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Defender (641) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Wait, seriously? I've always wanted to try Guinness Draught without nitro. My dream is to try it on cask. Ideally all three in a side-by-side.

    Huh, must have missed the Brewer's Project.

    But that definitely looks like Guinness Draught (well, not-so draught I suppose now) without nitro.

    Now I'm DEFINITELY picking this up if I see it.

    Thanks for the info guys!
     
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  25. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,953) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    For the most part -- at least to my palate. When I first tried it from a mixed-pack a few years ago it's what I equated it to.

    I also had bottled Guinness in England that was very similar and I think the beer Jaycase linked. There are too many duplicate Guinness Stouts added by members, so it's difficult to know which is really which. Even the 250th Anniversary Stout from a few years back was as mellow as Guinness Draught sans nitro.
     
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  26. Foyle

    Foyle Crusader (705) Sep 29, 2007 Wyoming

    My goodness. My Guinness.

    I will have to keep an eye out for availability of the mixed 12 pack.
     
  27. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,953) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Does the new "Original" in the newer mixed pack have that same label? I really can't recall what it looked like from the Brewers Project mixed pack, but it looks like I reviewed it in that listing. Others have reviewed under this one. Quite confusing.
     
  28. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,815) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    I saw this last week, but didn't pick any up. Will need to though, I just got the new Roddy Doyle novel. Which should go well with the mix pack...
     
  29. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,017) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Ron, do you have the same passion/preference for other breweries producing bottle conditioned versions of their brands?

    Cheers!
     
  30. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,090) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Yes, it has the same label that is in the one I linked. Same ABV too @ 4.2. Unfortunately it does seem people are reviewing it in the one you linked.
     
  31. rgordon

    rgordon Crusader (725) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Or need to re-read The Ginger Man!
     
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  32. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,953) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    FWIW -- the Binny's Beer Buzz e-mail has the 12-pack at $10.99 -- and you need to have a Binny's Card. Still a bargain, but a hassle if you don't like carrying store cards.
     
  33. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,815) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Love The Ginger Man (the bar in Houston and book), but I prefer The Beastly Beatitude of Balthazar B, or The Destinies of Darcy Dancer Gentleman Trilogy :slight_smile:
     
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  34. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Meyvn (1,017) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
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    Say what you will about Guinness, but for a mass produced beer they're pretty damn solid. Yes there have been a few duds, but I will never hesitate to pick some up
     
  35. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,090) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Interesting, next time I stop at one I'll check the price. Still a bargain either way as you point out. Regarding the card, no need to bring it with you as they just look up by name in the system.
     
  36. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,953) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Didn't know they would do that, good to learn -- but there are still a lot of folks who don't like signing up for cards at every store.
     
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  37. zid

    zid Champion (839) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Is Foreign Extra Stout still made by blending with aged beer?
     
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  38. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (624) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands
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    I don't give a toss about other beers. Bottle-conditioned Guinness Extra Stout was an amazing beer.
     
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  39. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (624) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands
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    No idea.
     
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  40. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,176) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I've read that it is a blend in some of the markets, like in Africa, with popular local ingredients like Sorghum.
     
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