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


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Inspired by Arthurís 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 Aleís silky, yet vibrant taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6535) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (6101) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (6066) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5505) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (5257) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2012
12oz bottle. Filtered looking amber-red-tan body, this lacy off-white head. The aroma is not so impressive, factory dry lifeless toffee. A sort of boring, mineral-dry amber- brown ale. Not really up to Guinness standards, this is sort of tame and uninspired. Medium bodied, drinkable, but all around unappealing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5218) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours clear, wet copper-red with a full, frothy, off-white head. Scent is malt, a little caramel. Taste is slightly roasty caramel, a hint of vanilla. Slightly metallic bitter..Creamy and smooth. Truly not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 25, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strongly carbonated transparent dark copper brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The aroma was brown malt and musty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The thin flavor contained notes of brown malt and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (4927) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Aroma is slightly roasted and earthy malts. The flavor is slightly sweet malts throughout and a hint of sugar. Similar to Guinness Black Lager, mild in flavor but not inoffensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Clear mahogany brew, bone colored head, good embossed bottle, styling label. Malty aroma. Pleasant UK brown ale flavors. Tannic, lightly sweet, some light fruit, bitterness sneaks up and builds over the session. Medium body, mildly sweet finish. Thanks to PorterPounder for the trade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4532) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle and rated on 11-17-2012. This beer poured a small, smooth ivory head that mostly diminished, fair amount of lacing, transparent body, slow-rising carbonation, and an amber hue. The Aroma is malty, caramel, notes of toffee, nutty, and vanilla. The Flavor is malty, caramel, notes of vanilla, and has a light hoppy finish. The Mouthfeel is lightly tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this is a quaffable Amber Ale and a beer that I would consider drinking again.

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