Friday, March 1, 2013

Guinness Generous Ale

From the famous Guinness Brewery, established in 1759 at St. Jame's Gate, Dublin, Ireland, comes Generous Ale, which "celebrates Arthur Guinness' legacy as a brewer of styles with generous flavor and his commitment to the welfare of his employees and the community. This beer is 5.6% ABV, and I am a little late on this one, as it is "Arthur's Holiday Ale" for "Celebrating The Holiday Spirit."  I happened upon one of the last remaining Guinness Holiday sampler packs.

The beer pours a deep chestnut brown with a touch of garnet. There is an inch of off-white  to very light tan head. The aroma is malty, caramel and toffee, tangy, a touch of cherries and plums, with a mineral brightness. The taste follows the aromas, adding in roasted and toasted malt notes, with that Guinness tang, pleasant and mineral, but nearing metallic. There is a moderate bitterness in the aftertaste which leaves a dry sensation.  The beer drinks with a strong, but not fizzy carbonation, refreshing. Better take another drink then, of this pleasant easy drinker.

And in 2015 in a can (this is not a nitro widget Guinness can):

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