Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Guinness Draught Can... Is there a way to determine the age?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nhindian, Apr 1, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. nhindian

    nhindian Feb 26, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I have a Guinness that I am trying to date, but not having any luck. There are a bunch of letters and numbers on the bottom of the can, as well as something that looks like a time (00:47), but not having any luck finding a way to decode that into a meaningful date.

    Any help?
  2. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Mar 28, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Just drink it. If it takes like water it's fresh. If it tastes like bad water it's old. Then go pick up a bottle of foreign or extra stout.
    KevinGordon likes this.
  3. kojevergas

    kojevergas Aug 15, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    Boy is this clever.
  4. jesskidden

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Not according to Diageo-Guinness USA"Consumer Care":
    RobertColianni likes this.
  5. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I wouldn't date a Guinness. I like beer, but not that much to ask one out on a date. ;)
  6. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Holy hell...
    What was Shogo saying the the other day again?
  7. nhindian

    nhindian Feb 26, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    No idea, what was Shogo saying the other day again??
  8. steveh

    steveh Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    What wasn't Shogo saying just the other day? Again. :D
    ShogoKawada likes this.
  9. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    ...and not accurate since I dont see how the Extra Stout is better than the Draught. Foreign Extra is much better of course but to me the Draught and Extra Stout are the same.
  10. JackofBlades

    JackofBlades Apr 1, 2013 Texas

    The only Guinness I really drink anymore is on tap, the fresher the better. This last St. Patty's Day, my local Irish bar, The Dubliner, must have had the freshest Guinness I've ever had. It was actually pretty good.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!