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

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by Arthur’s 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 Ale’s silky, yet vibrant taste.

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1.8
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours brownish with white head. Funky aroma of malts.. Taste is like a bitter brown ale gone bad..not a fan

2.3
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.

3.5
Deu (948) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 5, 2013
330ml Bottle. Nose is bready and somewhat sweet. Toasted malt dominate. Some breadiness, with some underlying sweetness. Lightly hopped finish. I recommend

3.3
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3 feb 2013, bottle. Light ruby, clear. Nose is toasted granola, Christmas spices, fresh grain. Thin/med body and moderately fizzy. Some Xmas spice, roasted malt, slightly acidic. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
chinchill (4994) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013
330ml bottle, code but not date stamped, poured into a snifter. From a variety pack including regular Guinness, Black Lager, and Foreign Extra Stout. Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a moderate tan head. Has weak retention but leaves rather nice lacing. Aroma: lots of baked bread and caramel malt. very typical of a dark mild. A little bit of dark fruit too. Mouthfeel: medium-light body, perhaps a tad thin; well-chosen carbonation level. and rather sticky. The taste largely follows the aroma, but is less sweet and more hoppy than expected. O: pleasantly surprised by the quality of this macro-brewery offering.

2.8
COMRADEJOSH (320) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
A dark brown ale characteristic of the guinness look. Taste vaguely of spices with the toasted malt. Good beer both nothing that makes it outstanding for a holiday beer.

2.5
blackflag321 (689) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Sample from bottle. Carmel malt, vanilla, slight roastiness. Didn’t care for it.

2.9
Pershing (560) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours Dark Brown into an English Pint Glass. Small tan head that dissolves quickly but a little lingers around. Sweet Malt aroma. Medium body with some slightly bitter roasted barley. Dry Finish.

2.6
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/6/2013. 11.2 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color with good clarity in spite of its dark shade. The head is a one finger light cream color. Not much retention here, but a nice bit of lacing is left behind. S: Chocolate, toffee, caramel, and some brown sugar. I detect a hint of roasted barley, as well. Not much stronger than a lot of Guinness offerings, but it works okay. T: There’s some roasted barley on the initial flavor which seems to give it a bit of a twist over a typical brown/dark mild ale (but this is NOT a mild ale at 5.6%). I notice a lot of malt bitterness in this one - nothing to suggest it has a healthy hop bill, although a touch of piny bittering hops *do* make themselves known. Also a bit buttery tasting. The way this comes across, it almost seems like it lacks sweetness. I get used to the savory components, however. What I never really get used to is the finish trailing off with a whimper. M: I like a clean, dry beer - but these sensations hit too fast and too hard, robbing about 1/3rd of the flavor profile nearly completely. What usually works for Guinness draught doesn’t work here. O: Not a fan. It doesn’t flat out suck per se, but I’d much rather use the remaining bottle from the pack in a recipe than drink it. I can see this being fantastic in a beef stew or chili, at least.

2.6
CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pours a very pretty reddish brown. The head is thin and small but it’s 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 03’


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