The Taste Of Guinness: What It Taste Like And Why People Love It

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There are millions of beer lovers around the world, who have yet to hear about Guinness beer. There are many types of beers Guinness brews, but for the purposes of this article we will focus on Guinness Draught. Guinness Draught is by far the most popular beer Guinness has. It was made to be a less heavier version of Guinness Original (now known as Guinness Extra). The creamy flavor of the beer is what makes it unique. What does Guinness beer taste like? Why does Guinness beer taste like coffee? Does Guinness beer taste flat? Read on in this article to discover the answers to these questions and many more about Guinness beer.

What Does Guinness Taste Like?

Guinness Draught has a malty sweetness and a hoppy bitterness, with notes of chocolate and coffee A roasted flavor also comes through, courtesy of its roasted unmalted barley that is a part of its brewing process. Guinness tastes creamy, smooth and balanced on your tongue’s palate.

Why Does Guinness Taste Like Coffee?

Coffee Beans is one of the main ingredients of Guinness beer. Other ingredients include grains and chocolate. The distinct flavor of the coffee beans come through during the roasting process used to create Guinness beer.

Does Guinness Taste Flat?

Guinness beer poured into a thin sided glass, will taste watery, thin and flat. Guinness is a nitrogen beer vs other beers that are pressurized with carbon dioxide. The nitrogen in the Guinness is what makes it creamier than most other beers.

Where Can I Buy Guinness Beer?

Beer lovers can purchase Guinness beer at well known brick and mortar supermarkets and retailers like Publix, and Target or online.

How Much Does Guinness Beer Cost?

Guinness beers are priced based on their stout and number of bottles or type of pack you buy. Most Guinness beers can be purchased as a bottle, 4 pack, 8 pack, 12 pack or 24 pack for 8 dollars to 30 dollars.

Are There Any Health Benefits To Drinking Guinness Beer?

Studies have shown that drinking a pint of Guinness beer can lead to less stress and anxiety, improved heart health and anemia prevention.

Guinness beer has only 210 calories per bottle, which is lower in caloric content than most beers. Guinness also has less alcohol per volume which makes it a benefit for your metabolism rate. Many beers with high alcohol content have been shown to slow your metabolism rate by up to 73%, which makes Guinness a great choice for people who are into health and fitness.

What Countries Drink Guinness Beer?

While Guinness beer can be found in countries around the world, there are some countries where the beer is more common. Countries that love to drink the beer more than most include: Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ghana, and Kenya.

Statistics on Guinness Beer

Guinness beer is brewed in more than150 countries including Indonesia and Nigeria. There are over 10 million glasses of Guinness beer sold every day worldwide. The original Dublin brewery is responsible for 3 million pints of the beer being brewed daily. Originally, Guinness came in the form of an ale along with the porter.

Is Guinness Beer an Irish Beer?

The short answer to this question is yes, Guinness beer is an Irish beer prepared with water, yeast, hops and roasted barley. Although, Guinness beer originated in Ireland, today it is manufactured and sold worldwide.

What Makes Guinness Beer So Popular?

Guinness beers are the holy grail of beers because of their balance of sweet and bitter tastes on your palates. Even with the competition between light beers and American stouts, Guinness beers are the hops heavyweight champions of them all.

What Is The Alcohol By Volume in Guinness Beers?

The alcohol by volume or ABV’s of the Guinness beers are very low when compared to other beers around the world. Guinness extra stout has a 5.6% ABV, Guinness Blonde has a 5% ABV, Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout has a 5.3% ABV and the Guinness Draught has a 4.2% ABV.

Cool Info about Guinness

These are some of the need to know details about Guinness beer. If the term is new to you as a beer lover, you may want to try a bottle of the popular beer to see if it is something you want to add to your short list of favorite beers.

When you pour the Guinness beer into your glass, the taste may seem watery and flat. You will also get a distinctive taste of coffee and perhaps chocolate because of these main ingredients used during brewing. There are many tasting tours that afford you the opportunity to try your favorite beers and also try beers that are new to your palate. Check your local newspaper to see if a tasting tour will be in your city and taste the Guinness beer for yourself. If you do not want to wait for a tasting tour to come to your town, then stop by Target, Publix or purchase the Guinness beers online to enjoy.

Compare the taste of Guinness beers to other beers like lightweight beers and American stouts to see what suits your palate best. You may find that the Guinness beer will beat them all.

From Canada, Malaysia, Kenya, Indonesia and Ghana, the Guinness beer is one of the favorite alcoholic beverages in the area. Over 10 million glasses of the beer is consumed daily, which shows the popularity of the beer.

Think about the benefits of drinking Guinness beer that include: improved heart health, decreased stress and anxiety and anemia prevention. Guinness beer also has a low caloric count when compared with other beers with only 210 calories per bottle. The alcohol by volume or ABV is also low which means that you do not have to feel guilty about putting too much alcohol into your body and bloodstream.

Guinness beer is the beer that tastes like coffee and has a unique taste that millions around the world love. If you are looking for a new beer to try, then begin with one of the best beers for hops quality and brewing in the world. The Guinness beer is the heavy weight champion of all beers for a reason.


Dan Specht

Dan has been homebrewing beer for 8 years and holds a level 2 certifiication as a Cicerone.

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