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Old 03-09-2011, 01:07 AM   #1
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Default What happed to Guinness?

In the spirit of the upcoming St Patricks day, I just had a Guinness on tap. I used to absolutely love it and it had been a long time since I had one. Bad choice! Did I just fine tuned my palate since I start home brewing or the Guinness had gone downhill compared to what it was in the past? I found it watery with no smell, very faint malt character, and even the color seemed lighter! Am I not making justice here?

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Old 03-09-2011, 01:10 AM   #2
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that sounds about what i have always known it to be - AFTER i started drinking good beer...i think you've just arrived ;-)

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Old 03-09-2011, 01:14 AM   #3
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Yup, welcome to knowing what good beer is. However, killkenney is made by guinness and I can;t find that stuff anywhere in the states and it is 10 times the beer guinness is.

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Happened to me as well. I used to drink Guinness all the time and now it's definitely not my go-to beer.

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Old 03-09-2011, 01:27 AM   #5
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I know but I can't help it but think it used to be better!

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Old 03-09-2011, 01:37 AM   #6
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I agree. The draught bottles dont even have the little wicket in them anymore

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Old 03-09-2011, 01:42 AM   #7
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Even if you do a proper pour it doesn't give that nice creamy wave effect anymore, or at least not as pronounced. What did happen?

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Old 03-09-2011, 01:47 AM   #8
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I agree. The draught bottles dont even have the little wicket in them anymore
What about the cans? Are they widgetless as well?
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:48 AM   #9
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I'm going to coin the term now: BMCG

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man...i dont know if i'd go THAT far...

While Guinness on draft might not be as big and tasty as the stouts some of ya'll might make at home, it is a pretty classic example of a dry stout and great to drink by the pint when the bar doesn't have a craft beer selection.
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