This statement is just WRONG!! on so many levels. I understand that not everyone is a stout fan, IIPA fan...etc, but Guinness is hardly swill.Wife bought some for dinner tonight. I thought the stuff tasted absolutely repulsive. My homebrew and BMC taste much better than that stuff.
BJCP guidelines for a dry stout:Guinness is less "stout" than Budweiser.
Guinness abv 4.0 cal 123
Bud abv.4.3 cal 143
Hey, I like a good BMC myself, and am not too much a snob to admit it, but Guinness is just fine. A nice drop if I may say so any day of the week.Well, maybe I should have left the BMC part out. The Guinness tasted real "chemically". Kind of like paint thinner smells. Maybe we got a bad batch?
Like paint thinner? Yeah, I'd say you got a bad batch. It's a pretty good standard, a bit thinner than you'd expect but with good flavor and aroma.Well, maybe I should have left the BMC part out. The Guinness tasted real "chemically". Kind of like paint thinner smells. Maybe we got a bad batch?
I don't buy that...The Guinness in the U.S. is brewed in Dublin. Just like the stuff for Ireland...Guiness in the US is not good. It's watery and tasteless and overly drank by people who THINK the like good beer
Now if you have it on draught at a bar that has very low turnover, it may be 'old', but that is another story.GUINNESS® is GUINNESS® - wherever you are. We always use pure, fresh water from natural local sources for the GUINNESS® stout brewed outside Ireland. That said, in blind tests (with a bunch of highly cynical journalists) none of our sample could tell the difference between Irish-brewed GUINNESS® and the locally produced variety. All the GUINNESS® sold in the UK, Ireland and North America is brewed in Ireland at the historic St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin.
I've been to Belgium, drank more than my share of Chimay. I think it does taste different, but only because I got it on draft in Belgium and have only had it in bottles here. Different story with Guiness--I've had it in London (it's a city on the big island just to the east of Ireland) and it tasted the same.Perhaps. But I also like Chimay, but have never been to Belgium
I have and I have to agree. Also, you need to LEARN to drink Guinness. Guinness is not sipped, Guinness is not drank (drunk? lol)...Guinness is gulped!
Try the Extra Stout. It's about 5% vs. the 4.2ish% Draught (or around here 3.2%). It you still don't like it, then your not a Guinness man.I got mine at a grocery store that I know has good beer turnover on things like Guinness. It was the regular Gunness Draught in the bottles with the widget. Maybe I should give the Extra Stout a try and see if it doesn't taste as watery and weak.