Guinness Black Lager Review

Guinness Black Lager

Dark lager [Type 52] 4.5% ABV

I saw this beer at the store while shopping for Beer Club, and I decided to try it. I know, heresy. You can't mess with Guinness. Well, they messed with it, and I tried it. It's not bad. It isn't Guinness Stout, but it isn't supposed to be. It is lighter, but also pretty filling. I like that. One of the criteria I use to judge beer is how many I need to feel satisfied. One was actually pretty good with this beer. The beer itself is pretty dark, with a thin head as fits a lager beer.

Rating

This beer grew on me. At first I surprised at the bitterness from the roasted barley, but overall it fits within the Guinness flavor profile. It is satisfying, but has a thinner mouthfeel than Guinness Stout, and a bit of zing on the tongue. The finish is the part that reminds me most of Guinness, the first flavor is quite unlike the mellow Stout.

My other beer reviews

Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark

Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark

Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark
Dark Lager 4.9% ABV

Heavy on the malt, light on the hops. Dark, with a relatively small head. This beer is quite smooth, creamy is a good adjective to describe it. Moderately roasted malt aftertaste, but retains lager lightness. This looks like a stout, but it is not quite so strong on the tongue. Just heavy enough to be satisfying.

Rating

A great everyday beer. Leinenkugel makes a good variety of good beers, including the Magistra's favorite Berry Weiss. This is just one of my favorites from the folks at Leinenkugel.

 

 

My other beer reviews