Guinness Draught; Around The World In 50 Beers
My Goodness! My Guinness! Happy to have this favorite appear in the long line of the 50 birthday beers Billy got me that started this blog. Guinness has been a long-time thirst quencher in my neck of the woods.
Just the facts:
Bottle temp at opening: 38 degrees.
Drinking temp: 47 degrees.
Nose: heavy sweet. like a wet-blanket with a hint of caramel.
Taste: A little sweet, a touch of roasted barley.
7 out of 6 bottles
Not a lot of the beers on my "50 Beers..." blog have roots back to the 1700's. But Guinness Draught does. It's parent, Guinness Stout, has been brewing since 1759 in the same location in Dublin. Now the largest worldwide brewer, they have expanded their line up to include a Blonde Ale, and an IPA (shudder.)
The Draught version popped up in the 1950's first in Ireland, then in Britan, before going worldwide. In it's bottle form enjoyed here, a hint of nitrogen is bottled along with the beer, so it keeps it's creamy head and velvet texture. It's heavy, roasted flavor isn't for everyone. But that's okay, more for me.