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Brewed by St. Jamesís 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 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (4339) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Aroma is slightly roasted and earthy malts. The flavor is slightly sweet malts throughout and a hint of sugar. Similar to Guinness Black Lager, mild in flavor but not inoffensive.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12042) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle from a SaveMart. Pours brown with a slight beige head. Mild caramel aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is roasty with a hint of ginger or some sort of spice. Very mild hint. Thereís some vanilla, I think. Give it this - there is a lot of flavor compared to the macro lagers. If it was the only thing available, Iíd drink it.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigguns22 (721) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5328) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber brown body under a small wispy off-white head. The nose is pretty nondescript, just some light caramel sweetness and just a bit of hoppiness. The flavor is fairly bland and boring as well, sweet caramel and toasty malt with a minimal floral hop note on the finish. Medium bodied with lots of fizzy carbonation. Just comes across and. Little too bland and boring.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Itís like Guinness Foreign Extra Stout that has been kicked in the balls. The obligatory Guinness creamy mouthfeel is replaced by a fizzy, meandering consistency. There isnít that special pop from the Extra Stout, either. The Generous ale comes off as more of a seasonal phone-in than an artisan offering. Still, itís perfectly mediocre rather than awful.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2414) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Irish session stuff through and through. Though really more of a Brit bitter actually. Reddish brown, malts dominate nose and taste, a bit of caramel malt helps. Okay.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (1029) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
damzz (321) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2015 Pours a deep red brown with an off white head that leaves "Generous" lacing. Nose is spice. The palate is medium body. The taste is slight roasted malt.14.9 oz can

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerdedDave (724) - - NOV 18, 2014
can; deep amber to light brown color; toasted malt aroma with light fruit and spice notes; fruity, bready, toasted malt flavor with spice notes - maybe nutmeg or cinnamon

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   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.


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