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Guinness Mid-Strength

Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1884) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 30, 2016
Appearance: Can with widget. Dark brown with creamy medium tan head.
Aroma: Malt, toasted.
Taste: Malt, slightly roasted, creamy. Definitely a Guinness, but a bit watered down.
Bought: Tesco (UK), 440 ml can, £?.??
Info: 26/3-2016, BB: 10/9-2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (4065) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Can from Morrisons, Birtley, Newcastle. Inky black with ruby red highlights and a thick head of white foam. It has a thin chocolate and roasted coffee flavour with oak and slight leather on the light, smooth finish. Ok for the strength.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5459) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
440ml widgeted cans in Skewen, 2.8%, family event. Black, red hue, big creamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is soft roast, touch of ash. Body is light, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is soft watery malts, touch of redcurrant, flat cola, some Guinness metallics. Tastes somewhere between a mild and watered down Guinness. Very drinkable, but insipid really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 6, 2015
Keg @ Matt Molloyís, Westport [240615]
Looks like Guinness!
Aroma - Light dark roast
Taste of soft roast, soft sweet dark malts, hint of dark chocolate, that slight Guinness sour note. I expected almost no flavour, but more than expected. Almost like a low abv mild.
Palate - Soft carb, thinnish body, smooth texture. Finish is bit less bitter than standard Guinness
Overall - Not a huge difference to ordinary Guinness. As a low abv beer itís not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gary (1800) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Canned . In a pint . Low boost Guinness -I only bought this for a rate and my dad likes light beer and Im seeing him tomorrow . this is guinness without the body or booze ,,, wats the fucken point ?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
xuqi (14) - Nevada, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Cheese, cooked vegetables, dough, cough drop, dough, banana, dough, cough drop, dough, cheese, basement aromas

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39079) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Toasted malty and slight breadish. Toasted and dark malty. Bitter, roasted and dark and malty finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maxbier (816) - Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
From 430ml widget can. Dark ruby pour with nitro cream head. Slight musty malt aroma. Taste is slightly thinner than other dry stouts, but not bad. Roasty and dry with slightly sweet finish with I hint of lingering bitterness. If you love high ABV stouts like exports and imperials this will certainly disappoint. That said, it's an easy drinking stout with a nice nitro mouthfeel. I'd drink one of these over any lite pale lager as a session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (3371) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2014
Draught in The Hairy Lemon, hadnít been in there in years. Black with a red hue to the base. Tastes a bit like canned Guinness or what would be considered a good stout in an Irish bar on the continent. Not a ringing endorsement I know. A little watery, nice creamy texture but lacks the solidness of the original.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - APR 2, 2014
I can understand the theory behind making something like this, Iím just not sure it has a very good practical application. Pours just like the real thing, aroma is weaker than the original which doesnít have the strongest smell to begin with. Taste is watery and thin, bland. Finish is thin. Overall this is maybe the best of the low abv stouts out there right now, but still not going to cut the mustard.

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