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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1425) - 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 (1234) - 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 (1068) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1016) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2012
The brew starts out with a lovely dark red pour and light tan head. A bit more and longer lasting head would improve the appearance, but itís nice nevertheless. Nose is very typically amber ale, with some sweet maltiness dominating the aroma. Flavor is similar to the nose, with the addition of some mild hop notes that peak in the middle and fade toward a malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangerred (988) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2012
330ml bottle into a pint glass. Picked up as part of the holiday variety pack including regular Guinness, Black Lager, and Foreign Extra Stout. Pours a clear dark brownish-dred with a one finger tan head. Head retention and lacing are both quite weak. Smell has lots of toast and caramel very typical of a dark mild. A little bit of dark fruit in there as well presumably from the yeast. Not bad. The flavors in this beer really donít seem to mesh. Lots of dark caramel up front mixed with a little bit of burnt toast. Dark fruit flavors come rushing in next along with a slightly harsh bitterness. A little bit of metal underneath. The bitterness really lingers for a long time on the back of the throat. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and rather sticky. Iím not really impressed by this one. While it has the flavor characteristics of a dark mild the abv is too high for the style. It is almost like a highly hopped amber lager with a handful of roasted barley thrown in. Really not something I would drink again.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (981) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
12oz bottle from Guinness holiday variety pack. Poured into pint glass, clear ruby-ish brown color with minimal off-white head. Aroma of toasty caramel malt. Taste is the aroma balanced with some decent grass hops. Light body, average carbonation, smooth, balanced, some lingering grass afterwards. Decent.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
60minuteman (971) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2015
A brownish color brew that had tannish head. Aroma of caramel malt, pine, and spice. Flavor is the same. A sticky ale, heavy on the malts.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thisis12ptfont (935) - 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 (890) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (864) - 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


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