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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: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thisis12ptfont (856) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Odd aroma of funk. Deep brownish amber in color with no foam. Hoppy flavor upfront with a milky/vanilla taste on the finish. Overall, this is very basic. Just hops and vanilla flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (841) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 1, 2013
330 ml bottle from variety pack. Pours a dark brown with a two inch tan head. Taste is of malt, caramel, hops, pine, some citrus and the normal Guinness flavors are there. Similar clean aroma. Has a mostly full body and a slightly bitter and dry finish. Easy to drink, satisfying and quite enjoyable. Well worth having again.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/6/2013. 11.2 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color with good clarity in spite of its dark shade. The head is a one finger light cream color. Not much retention here, but a nice bit of lacing is left behind. S: Chocolate, toffee, caramel, and some brown sugar. I detect a hint of roasted barley, as well. Not much stronger than a lot of Guinness offerings, but it works okay. T: There’s some roasted barley on the initial flavor which seems to give it a bit of a twist over a typical brown/dark mild ale (but this is NOT a mild ale at 5.6%). I notice a lot of malt bitterness in this one - nothing to suggest it has a healthy hop bill, although a touch of piny bittering hops *do* make themselves known. Also a bit buttery tasting. The way this comes across, it almost seems like it lacks sweetness. I get used to the savory components, however. What I never really get used to is the finish trailing off with a whimper. M: I like a clean, dry beer - but these sensations hit too fast and too hard, robbing about 1/3rd of the flavor profile nearly completely. What usually works for Guinness draught doesn’t work here. O: Not a fan. It doesn’t flat out suck per se, but I’d much rather use the remaining bottle from the pack in a recipe than drink it. I can see this being fantastic in a beef stew or chili, at least.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (716) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 5, 2013
330ml Bottle. Nose is bready and somewhat sweet. Toasted malt dominate. Some breadiness, with some underlying sweetness. Lightly hopped finish. I recommend

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigguns22 (697) - Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Mahogany in color with a lite tan head. Aroma is malty,sour and wheat. Lite,bitter,nutty and caramel flavors stand out. Good not great.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Toffee and caramel aromas. Deep amber red to light brown. Balanced towards the bitter side. Smooth medium body with a snap finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Pours a copper-amber color with a light foamy head. Aroma is light and breaddy. Flavor is a little roasty and metallic. It’s....okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (573) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours clear ruby red with a cream head. Aroma is earthy and slightly fruity. taste is inbetween the black lager and extra stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (525) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Situation: Celebrating a three-day week... Glassware: Kisatsky pint... Appearance: three-finger head completely fills the pint...dark cloudy lacing; strong dark brown body... Aroma: malty, lactic base that is signature Guinness stout; a small hop trail, but malty as a Brit should be... Palate: medium-bodied, mildly effervescent; a bit buttery.... Taste: malt tickles the teeth and tongue; mellow and smooth; an enjoyable session ale; do not really see the winter aspect of this beer.... Overall: a red in the vein of Newcastle’s Werewolf, but a bit more substantial and more agreeable

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
blackflag321 (494) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Sample from bottle. Carmel malt, vanilla, slight roastiness. Didn’t care for it.


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