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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: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2387) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2012
From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle stamped 05:40-L2245G00002. It pours mahogany brown with an off-white head that lingers for the entire session. The aroma has the infamous Guinness dark malt scent but toned down a little and a nutty note. The body is creamy and just below medium. The taste has a slight sweetness at first and then an explosive acidic bitterness on the tail end. A lot like the Foreign Stout with a slight punch. Nothing extraordinary about it but relatively easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (2356) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2012
11.2oz bottle - pours clear and dark amber with offwhite head and great lacing. Nose is floral hops. Flavor adds generic maltiness. Modately bitter with light sweetness. Decent overall but quite generic. I picture myself drinking this while eating fried fish and chips while halfheartedly caring about a rugby team on tv, as long as the price is right.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (2319) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Pours amber with a slight tan head. Slightly roasty with some caramel and toffee. Some bitterness. Decent beer.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
boozedude (2168) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours brownish with white head. Funky aroma of malts.. Taste is like a bitter brown ale gone bad..not a fan

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brownish red with a one finger tan head. Smells of toasted bread, malt, and a little caramel. The taste is of toast, light caramel sweetness and a bitterness that has a slightly metallic touch that lingers in the finish. Low carbonation with a medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2013
pours a clear brown with a medium off-white head, and great lacing. smell is of malt, toffee, and a touch of spice. taste is of caramel, a little metallic, malt back, a slight roastiness, and a little coffee. ends smooth.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at a friend’s. 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1938) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rocbyter (1927) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - 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.


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