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


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AKThunder (167) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2012
I was able to try this as part of the Winter Sampler pack. First off, why is this beer, or any of the other Guinness brews stuck in a package with the disgusting Guinness Black Lager, I will never know. This has a nice vanilla taste, strong roast, and a hint of toffee. This is a great beer, and worthy of the Guinness name, unlike a earlier mentioned brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AnokaBrewer (177) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2016
14.9 ounce can. Pours a clear brown with a tan foamy head that holds throughout the beer. Not a lot of aroma. Roasted malt flavor and sweet. Just enough hops to balance it, but nothing discernible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (12002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
441 ml can. Amber pour. Lightly fuirty aroma, some herbs. Flavor is malty, some candy, herbal hops, medium to low bitterness, some earthiness. Pleasant but uninteresting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bnokk (511) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2015
APPEARANCE - deep copper color. Strong white head. NOSE - not much to it. Light ale scent. FLAVOR - fairly bland. Light ale flavor with some maltiness. No hop flavor, but perhaps a bit of bitterness in there.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (8226) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2015
i love guinness but damn, this was way below there usual standard .. creamy mouth but very empty .. copper and dirty hay .. dirty english yeast .. not enjoyable .. . . what’s the best vape pen for babies?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (1008) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Can. Dark amber pour with a creamy off white head. Roasted malt, spice and a bit of vanilla in the aroma and taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 22, 2015
A malty sweetness with an underlying bitter aroma come from this clear deep red brew with an offwhite head. The taste is sweet with a slight bitterness and the taste of tin (probably from can). The aftertaste is sweet fading into a dry and bitter typical of this style. It's medium bodied and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Can @ home, thanks to MacBoost for this one off! Pours an orangish brown appearance with a foamy, brown head. The aroma is creamed corn, lemon, grass, and wood. Twangy lemon flavor. Moderate high sweetness, low bitterness. The flavor is metallic and lemony. Not too good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Can @ home. Thanks, Boost. Cooper pour with a khaki head. Aroma is big on bread, toast, and grass. Not terribly fragrant. The flavor is just kind of toasty and grainy. Grassy and slightly bitter finish. A decent bit of bready malts. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrodooo5 (1582) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2015
Not much to love but not much to hate either! Has a lovely mahogany pour w/ a thin tan head that leaves good lacing. The aroma has a nice little holiday spice undertone to it. The flavor is nearly 100% clean w/ a little bit of dryness in the finish. Not bad!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (13163) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
Can thanks to Graeme! Pours a clear orange gold with small off white head. The aroma is cream and fruity malt. Medium mouth, sweet malt, metallic finish. Decent.

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