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haddonsman
beers 1234 º places 56 º 12:19 Wed 2/2/2011

I hate Guinness because it made me fat.
I hate Guinness because it took away ten years of my drinking life when I could have been enjoying other beer,
I hate Guinness because itís all about the brand and not about the beer.

Do I still drink it at weddings, funerals and parties when thereís not even a sniff of a decent beer available? Course I do. But only if thereís no Stella on...

 
dynamiteninja
beers 1680 º places 50 º 12:26 Wed 2/2/2011

Until relatively recently the Guinness Original in the UK was bottle-conditioned and until very recently the Guinness Original in Ireland was bottle-conditioned. <sighs wistfully>

 
FatPhil
beers 10994 º places 380 º 12:36 Wed 2/2/2011

Originally posted by dynamiteninja
Until relatively recently the Guinness Original in the UK was bottle-conditioned and until very recently the Guinness Original in Ireland was bottle-conditioned. <sighs wistfully>


I seem to remember BC guiness, in the tiny (284ml?) bottles, disappearing some time in the late 80s. I wouldnít consider that particularly recently.

 
dynamiteninja
beers 1680 º places 50 º 12:47 Wed 2/2/2011

Originally posted by FatPhil
Originally posted by dynamiteninja
Until relatively recently the Guinness Original in the UK was bottle-conditioned and until very recently the Guinness Original in Ireland was bottle-conditioned. <sighs wistfully>


I seem to remember BC guiness, in the tiny (284ml?) bottles, disappearing some time in the late 80s. I wouldnít consider that particularly recently.


I said írelatively recentlyí. Given the 250 year plus history of Guinness it is relatively recently.

 
haddonsman
beers 1234 º places 56 º 12:55 Wed 2/2/2011

Originally posted by FatPhil
I seem to remember BC guiness, in the tiny (284ml?) bottles, disappearing some time in the late 80s.


That was me. I drank them all.

 
Fin
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beers 8429 º places 733 º 13:48 Wed 2/2/2011

Originally posted by FatPhil
Originally posted by dynamiteninja
Until relatively recently the Guinness Original in the UK was bottle-conditioned and until very recently the Guinness Original in Ireland was bottle-conditioned. <sighs wistfully>


I seem to remember BC guiness, in the tiny (284ml?) bottles, disappearing some time in the late 80s. I wouldnít consider that particularly recently.


Are you sure? Iím with the Ninja man on this, I thought BC Guinness disappeared much more recently than that, I havenít had it for many years Iíll admit but surely it went on well into the nineties.

 
MagicDave6
beers 1 º places 1 º 01:00 Thu 2/3/2011

Originally posted by Gazza
Originally posted by dynamiteninja
Finally someone who isnít blinded by Marxist ideology

Whatís wrong with Marxism? He did predict this crap the Capitalists have got us into... and Marxism isnít totalitarianism or demigogue communism, but thatís another story.

And Guinness is still shit no matter who makes it or where itís made. It used to be okay, now itís crap... I judge beer purely on what I have in front of me and I donít want Guinness in front of me, thanks.


Completly agree. Anything on nitro keg is a utter mess of a beer anyway, as its designed to ensure you get as little aroma and taste as possible, give you a fake mouthfeel, all so it looks good. Guinness itself is a dreadful drink anyway, its just a roasty flavoured alcopop.

 
Gary
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beers 1664 º places 4 º 09:32 Thu 2/3/2011

Some people despite rating a good few beers keep their high scores for beers like Guinness through sentimental reasons. Its surprising to look at some peoples top 10 ,with like 2 thousand beers rated and Guinness is up there as a 5 amongst some great shit .

 
SilkTork
beers 5414 º places 88 º 11:55 Thu 2/3/2011

I think Guinness is trashed on this site rather too much. Itís quite a drinkable beer. The main problem is that it is generally served too cold, so the flavour doesnít come through. But when in a cask-less pub, Guinness is a solid fall back with more flavour and character than a keg lager.

 
Gazza
beers 726 º places 163 º 12:54 Thu 2/3/2011

Originally posted by SilkTork
The main problem is that it is generally served too cold, so the flavour doesnít come through

Thereís a good reason itís served so cold - the flavour is putrid.

When in Dublin a few years back watching a band I had a pint of Guinness for curiosities sake and, predictably, it was pretty awful - although Iíd been drinking Wrasslers previously so just about anything would taste like piss after that.

I forgot about it and only remembered when the band had finished so took a gulp... all I can say is Iíve never had my tongue ripped out by harsh astringent hops that much in years, and the roast flavour was almost absent and, instead, it tasted of metallic caramel.

Disgusting swill, and I shanít be drinking any next weekend when I go scooping Eire craft beer in Dublin!!!