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

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Pours amber with a slight tan head. Slightly roasty with some caramel and toffee. Some bitterness. Decent beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at a friendís. Aroma is mostly malts with some subtle molasses and vanilla notes. Pours deep amber to brown with a light fluffy white head. Taste is malty malts with malt. Slight red velvet cake but mostly malt. I liked it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Moderate bitter sweet malt aroma. Dark amber color with a medium white head. Some weird egg smell right before taking a sip. Mild sweet throughout with a very light bitterness that builds in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1763) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Guinness really ought to brew a batch of every beer style. Their approach to beer making is unrivaled, unmatched, unmistakably unique.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
One of the better Guinness brews, Dark amber brown, clear, color. Good balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Like a ESB IMO.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Dark reddish hue with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel. Taste is roasted malt, slightly sweet, dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nephilium (1415) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Mild sweet caramel aroma, pours a reddish amber with a thin off-white head. Mild caramel taste, with a hint of spices, very thin mouthfeel. Not much going on here, itís a drinkable beer, but Iím not going to pass up the myriad of better Christmas ales that are out now.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1338) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Guinness Generous Ale has a medium, off-white head, a clear, reddish-brown appearance, lots of bubble streams, and just a few bits of lacing left behind in splotches. The aroma is of straight-up brown bread crust, with just the faintest spice. Taste is the same, with wonderful sweetness and a pleasant hop bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Guinness Generous Ale finishes clean, refreshing, and ultra drinkable. This is a superb offering from Diageo. RJT

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1210) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pour from a can, part of a sampler 8 pack. Clear brown brew with tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, a little grass, a hint of roasted malt. Taste is sweet malt at the start, very rich, transitioning to a somewhat crude hoppy finish with bits of roasted malt coming through. Good palate. Enjoyable brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1023) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Poured from a can. Clear dark Amber color, medium frothy off white head. Musky yeast aroma. Medium body with a sweet flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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