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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Irish Ale
Dublin, Ireland
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RATINGS: 64   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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CanIHave4Beers (3185) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pours a very pretty reddish brown. The head is thin and small but itís well retained and leaves a nice little lacing on the glass.

The aroma is just sort of generically malty with some huskiness. Some of that roasty on stinky stuff I get from mass produced English style beers sometimes.

The flavor is not bad, a touch bitter... certinally malty but not overly sweet. Lots of husky grain with some mild fruity notes.

I would have been head over heels for this back in 03í

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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lukaduke (2045) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours a deep caramel color with a couple fingers of eggshell foam. Aromas are pure maltiness with an ever so slight cardboard stale hop presence. On the palate its alot of the same, nothing overly off putting just a stale malty beer without any great flavors. Touch of bitterness on the finish cleans up the caramel sweetness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bold aroma and deep brown pour with a strong roasted barley taste and lingering mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
blackflag321 (464) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Sample from bottle. Carmel malt, vanilla, slight roastiness. Didnít care for it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5549) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Dark red-amber pour with a tan head. The aroma has some strong toffee notes and not much else. The flavor is a mix of toffee, grass and some odd, hard to nail down spice notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Tried this on a whim. The bottle may be the best thing about this beer. 330ml bottle poured a nice reddish hue, off white fizzy head. Aroma of cardboard? Sweet, malt, caramel, bitterness lingers at the end.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomTron (367) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pours a clear, deep amber with pretty much no head. Aromas of wood and some yeast. Flavor is a bit more on the malty side, but also leaves a bit of funk on the tongue. Some caramel malts come through as it warms in the scent but the flavors arenít changing too much. Is the secret ingredient chalk? Not a big fan of this one.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatWater (20) - Martinez, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Got this in a variety pack. Smells very malty. Red in color, with a small head that quickly dissipated. Not very drinkable on the palate. It tastes like a watered down extra stout and has an aftertaste of iron. Overall, not a very good beer. I expect more from Guinness.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VALIS (222) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2013
A foul aroma with a slight bit of malt, but mostly chemicals, corn, water. Taste is rather neutral, neither noteworthy nor offensive, with a fair bit of carbonation and a little sweetness. Watery palate, nothing lingers. Would not buy again.


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