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

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elad (12) - - DEC 29, 2012
This is a good beer! Nice roasted barley flavor with a hop taste at the end. I dig this beer too bad itís only available in a variety pack. I would love to be able to buy it in a 6 or 12 pack!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrodooo5 (1150) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (5022) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Can thanks to Graeme! Pours a clear orange gold with small off white head. The aroma is cream and fruity malt. Medium mouth, sweet malt, metallic finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3124) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2015
Guinness Generous Ale (Arthurís Holiday Ale)... Dusty, toffee malt aroma with sine caramel and toasted bread. Reddish-brown color; thin tan-colored crown. Flavor is light caramel, moderately dry earthy malt, nice herbal hop presence. Medium-light body; smooth. This is a really nice beer that Iíd drink more if it were available on a regular basis.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (690) - , Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2015
Pounder can from the winter 8-pack.. Pours clear deep amber with a short lived off white head.. Dark bread with an appropriate amount of English yeasty fruitiness showing.. Nutty/lesser earthy malts work well with the restrained grassy hops.. Obviously English.. Very well done.. Maybe a little tinny given the time in the can, but I would buy this if I could get it outside the Guinness 8-pack. Fine and surprisingly drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7265) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Canned. Poured medium amber with a short-lived head. The aroma picked up lots of vanilla and nutty notes, with a bit of toasted character. The flavor found similar, picking up a little molasses.. more vanilla on the finish. Lighter-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation.. OK feel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
fakebeersnob (209) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Was expecting more from a Guiness sampler pack. Appearance was a little tough as in a dark location. Slight vanilla scent. First drink reminded me a bit of pumpkin (though not a pumpkin ale), but might be due to slight spice in it. I do like the smooth mouthfeel. Decent, but also forgettable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brenn79 (1662) - 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!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (3219) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
This stuff is not unexpectedly bland in boring. If thatís what you were expecting, congratulations, you win nothing. It is nice looking at least with a clear red color and creamy, foamy head. Unfortunately, it smell faintly of overripe and doesnít taste like much of anything. There is a touch of toasty malt and a hint of earthy bitterness but thatís about it. This is a medium bodied beer and almost flat w/ very little carbonation. It is only a little sweet thankfully so it is still fairly drinkable but honestly I just canít see myself wanting to have another one of them.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (588) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Has malt bready spice aroma. Dark almost black and ruby colored body. Has a thick two fingered foamy head that lingers for a while. Much like the Guinness Draught in taste but has a maltier presence and thinner feel. Mild spiciness. Leaves a smooth creamy feeling.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
triplehopped (46) - - FEB 11, 2015
Pours (can) a clear, deep amber with a medium off-white/tan head, moderate lacing. Malty, caramel aroma. Taste is mildly sweet, with a light/medium bitterness. Light bodied, slightly oily. Finishes with a mild bitterness. Overall, nothing flashy, satisfies but does not deliver quite as expected.


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