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Old 03-09-2011, 02:53 AM   #11
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extra or foreign stout guinness is the only kind i get.... its what guinness should taste like..


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Old 03-09-2011, 02:53 AM   #12
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I knew I'd touch a nerve. And I just DID go that far


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Old 03-09-2011, 02:55 AM   #13
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I've had some of the best beers and worst beers, both labeled as 'Guinness Draught,' you probably just got a bad one. Don't give up on 'Ole Faithful yet.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:56 AM   #14
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a few years ago labatt's took over brewing guiness in canada. many people feel the quality of guiness died then, me included
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because over the years they took out the dead rats falling into the open fermenters from choking on co2.. dont know if its true...
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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?
Well, if you're used to guiness extra stout in a bottle (not sure that's what u were drinking before or not), then guinness draught is definitely going to taste different. I noticed this when i first started drinking guiness (why does the bottle taste good and this pint taste like water?) If you go back to the extra stout in a bottle, you may get back some of your nostalgia, but on tap it's crap. I don't even know why they make guinness draught bottles, (here's the same crappy taste you get in a bar, now you can have it at home too!) And yes, it is really watery. I think your palette has surpassed guinness. It's more of what i like to call a "starter beer", it got you started on the road to better beer by giving you enough flavor to make you think it's really good, but not too harsh to turn you away. then from there, you probably just developed into better beers.

I'll usually order a guiness when i need to stay hydrated, maybe before backpacking through the desert. i'll bring a sixer with me, gotta get that H20 when it's hot; i'm pretty sure Bear Grylls does this ("i'd never 'ave made it off of that glassi-ure without my guiness for hydration")
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because over the years they took out the dead rats falling into the open fermenters from choking on co2.. dont know if its true...
that sounds right, so i'm saying, FACT
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Guiness Extra is a whole range different than draught (draft). I cant drink draught. I like Extra Stout
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oh ya... ginness draught is also in the weight watchers book for low calories.. that should send up a red flag right too!!


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