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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Irish Ale
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by Arthur’s philanthropic legacy and devotion to generous, full-flavored beers, Guinness Generous Ale is special edition holiday beer that was developed in a traditional winter ale style, but with more body and the distinct roast for which Guinness Draught is known. With a rich amber appearance, the vanilla notes accent Guinness Generous Ale’s silky, yet vibrant taste.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11979) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle from a SaveMart. Pours brown with a slight beige head. Mild caramel aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is roasty with a hint of ginger or some sort of spice. Very mild hint. There’s some vanilla, I think. Give it this - there is a lot of flavor compared to the macro lagers. If it was the only thing available, I’d drink it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle from the Winter sampler, from Harris Teeter Crozet. Pours a clear dark amber color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of nutty notes, toffee malts and a fruity finish. The taste is citrus, stone fruits, caramel malts, earthy notes, mild hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Solid beer.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (7438) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Reddish amber pour with a small spotty head. Aroma is malty, herbal, grassy, hint of spice. Taste is kind of minerally with some strange spice. Not very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7265) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Canned. Poured medium amber with a short-lived head. The aroma picked up lots of vanilla and nutty notes, with a bit of toasted character. The flavor found similar, picking up a little molasses.. more vanilla on the finish. Lighter-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation.. OK feel.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6546) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 20, 2014
"A fairly typical amber type ale. Bready toasty slightly spicy hopped red. Not sure why this is a winter pack price. Luckily found a single not a 12 pack :)"

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Dark, woody red, with the thinnest of macro-style heads. The aroma is toasty and maybe a little caramel. Drinks with an upfront bite of toffee, but settles quite quickly into a fairly empty character. Unoffending in any way, this is a simple, even-keeled ale for the masses. (#4829, 11/24/2012)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5933) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - Mahan - 12 oz bottle - part of a holiday 12 pack mixer. Very dark copper pour, thick sticky khaki colored head - nice looking beer. Aroma is distant, pick up some brief unsweetened chocolate notes, a hint of vanilla. Flavor has some caramel notes, a nice underlying mellow citrus bitterness and a back end trace of vanilla. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Pretty solid.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Dark red-amber pour with a tan head. The aroma has some strong toffee notes and not much else. The flavor is a mix of toffee, grass and some odd, hard to nail down spice notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5303) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber brown body under a small wispy off-white head. The nose is pretty nondescript, just some light caramel sweetness and just a bit of hoppiness. The flavor is fairly bland and boring as well, sweet caramel and toasty malt with a minimal floral hop note on the finish. Medium bodied with lots of fizzy carbonation. Just comes across and. Little too bland and boring.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (5022) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Can thanks to Graeme! Pours a clear orange gold with small off white head. The aroma is cream and fruity malt. Medium mouth, sweet malt, metallic finish. Decent.


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