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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (3104) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Single bottle purchase from Famous Liquors. Slight oxidation under cap that goes away after pouring. Pours a big, non-Guinnessy head over a deep brown body. General caramel malt smell with a note of Scottish peat; not a bad surprise. Mouthfeel a bit flaccid and watery at first, then there an aggressive hit of malt. Malts get deeper further down the glass, leading to a slight note of phenol; well, if this is their holiday beer, I’ve found it a bit past its prime.


3
GarrettB (1607) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2017
December 26th, 2014 - I don’t know who Arthur is, and I am going to keep the topic unresearched for the sake of mystery, but he makes a sessionable Christmas Ale, which while not my favorite beer, allows those fans of dark beer to be able to find something to while away evenings full of visits with family and friends. The nose begins with a distinct tang on an otherwise malty aroma, deviating from the cookie cutter winter warmer style of brew without being too eccentric. There’s some blueberry sweetness in the nose too, though definitely overshadowed by the distinctive tang pang. The flavor is light, which I should expect from Guinness, and indeed, the palate and mouthfeel are similar to Guinness, with that nice, cleansing, coating feeling. The flavor profile, like the nose, features a bit of blueberry (blueberry skin in particular) with a light malt tone.

3.1
AnokaBrewer (207) - 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.

3
crossovert (13078) - 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.

2.4
bnokk (535) - 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.

2.3
SudsMcDuff (8438) - .....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?

3.7
bpar73 (1133) - 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.

3
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.

2.4
cubs (10640) - 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.

3
brokensail (16486) - 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.

2.9
jrodooo5 (1680) - 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!


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