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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   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.


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 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 (1953) - 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 (1778) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1732) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brenn79 (1725) - Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2015
14.9 oz can, thought all the beers in this pack were going to be draught widget cans, but it looks like the regular old Guinness is the only one - Pours clear cola brown with a thin off white head that slowly reduces.Aroma is generic ale, toast, caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt, ale, it tastes like a boring generic amber lager. Boring!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1523) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nephilium (1498) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1265) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrodooo5 (1243) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2015
Not much to love but not much to hate either! Has a lovely mahogany pour w/ a thin tan head that leaves good lacing. The aroma has a nice little holiday spice undertone to it. The flavor is nearly 100% clean w/ a little bit of dryness in the finish. Not bad!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (1145) - 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.


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