Discussion in 'Beverages' started by Orsino2, Jan 14, 2005.
Who here is a Guinness fan?
O d e o n a G u i n n e s s P i n t
Thou still unravish'd bride of drunkenness,
Thou foster-child of slurring and slow talk,
Dublin historical, who helps us express
A bellicose mood, though we can barely walk:
What harp-stringed legend gleams upon thy shape
On glasses, or on bottles, or on cans
In Tavern, from St. James Gate Brewery?
What alcoholics these? What drinking fans?
Our dreary lives we struggle to escape
With stouts and porters. What mad ecstasy!
Some call lagers sweet, but dark stouts
Are sweeter; therefore, ye black pint, pour on.
Not like the Superbowl tastes, impatient louts,
Drawn to the pallid brews that have no taste:
Fair pint, beneath the tap, thou make'st me wait
Thy foam, not ever can it hurried be.
Bold Flavor, never, never shouldst thou change,
Though losing market share to foul Bud Light;
Please do not fade! Do not your fans estrange!
For ever will I love imbibing thee!
O d e o n a G u i n n e s s P i n t (2)
O Graceful shape! Fairly brewed! with barley
Roasted malt, and yeast and flow'ry hops,
With nitrous pull and top of white foam,
Thou, alcohol, dost tease us out of thought.
Forget eternity: Cool stout and Ale!
When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou must remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to all who seek your taste.
Beer is truth, truth beer,--that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
--by Julie McGalliard
based on "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats
know you don't, i like it morrrrrrrreeeeeeeee
I can only drink one or two guinesses at a time........
Id rather drink black n tans, though.
I'd rather have a Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout than a Guinness
It kicks major ass.
3 words BEST BEER EVER.
I wanna go to england and try it there, straight out of a tap in a pub...should taste better than bottled which we get here.
im drinking it right now
You fill up my bellyCreamy pint glass of GuinnessLike a meal in a draught tapLike dessert in a sleeveLike a tasty brown nectarLike a dream in a beerkeg.
you fill up my bellycome fill me again
Guinness is not bad, but I have had much better stouts in my life. Guinness is simply the most famous of them all.
Really, the only way to drink Guinness is on draught, at a pub; preferably an Irish pub, considering the Guinness in America is different from the real Guinness in Ireland, which is apparently made using a slightly different recipe. Let's also remember that the Guinness you buy in America was made in Canada, so I am sure this might have something to do with it.
The Guinness in the nitro cans and bottles is horrible, though I really like the Guinness Extra Stout. It's not quite as smooth as the draught style, but has more bite.
maybe someone can answer this for me? what is that white thing in the bottom of all guiness bottles? and what is its purpose?
It's a nitro widget. It's supposed to produce a draught system effect similar to what you would get if you were drinking real draught Guinness at a bar or pub. It's supposed to give the beer that same creamy mouthfeel, but fails miserably.
Unfortunately, the bottled Guinness Draught is disgusting and tastes like cold, watered-down coffee. The beer has no body to it, whatsoever. Also, Guinness Draught in the bottles is intended to be drunk from the bottle, which is ludicrous. No discriminating beer drinker drinks Guinness from the bottle. (Yuck!)
The nitro draught cans are a little bit better, but next time I recommend the Guinness "Extra Stout" in the bottles instead. It's 100 times better than the draught-style in the nitro cans/bottles.
But I still contend that the best and only real way to drink Guinness is on draught from a pub; preferably in Ireland or England. That is the real Guinness!
I'm with PR on the Extra Stout -- much better.
....and also the bottle vs. glass -- drinking any good beer straight from the bottle negates the olfactory experience of the beverege, and in the case of Guinness, also the sight.(what's a Guinness without the 'cascade')
Ewwww, all you lot drink Guinness out of a bottle. That's sick, I drink pints of it on draught down in me local all the time but would never drink it out of bottle or can. It's a real heavy drink and it you weren't used ot it you probably wouldn't be able to drink more than 4 pints cos you'd be full like after the Sunday roast! Plus pints of Guinness hit you alot harder than pints of beer. 10 pints of larger and I'd be fairly drunk, 10 pints of Guinness and I'd be shit faced, after about 12 I have it hard to remember what happened from there on. Another thing, drinking guinness and smoking on at the same time is bad idea, they were not meant to go together.
Also Guinnes in Ireland is much nicer than other places around Europe, it's to do with the way the taps are setup and most places in Ireland know exactly how to calibrate them down to a tee to get a decent pint, also the taps need to be getting fairly regular use aswell, for example if you went into a pub in the morning the first 2/3 pints pulled from the tap aren't great but as you pull more of them they get better. A pub can build a good reputation in Ireland soley on the basis of the quality of their Guiness, even if it was a run down shit hole.
There's other stouts available in Ireland such as Beamish and Murphys aswell.
Guinness actually contains less alcohol than most beer. The draught Guinness is only around 4.1% ABV. It's also surprisingly low in calories for being as filling as it is.
However, the Guinness Extra Stout contains around 5.9% ABV.
The Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, which is sold only in the Carribean, is 7% ABV.
Most people don't know, but there are like 6 different kinds of Guinness.
There % is lower than normal largers but it still gets you drunk on less, dunno why it just does, it has a different drunk buzz aswell to larger.
One pint of Guinness is alright occasionally, but if I try to drink more it just makes me feel really sick. And it starts tasting really disgusting.
i had 2 pints of Guinness last night up in Montreal. i finished the 1st pint fine, then we moved onto another bar. i ordered another pint, but while drinking that pint, we played some game where the loser had to buy shots for all the players. so i happened to lose, and i had to get 6 shots, and all shots were $3 canadian, so it wasn't that bad. so i got a round of Jameson's. Then my friend had to get me a shot, so i got another shot of Jameson's. So i had a hard time finishing the 2nd pint of Guinness. though, they were really good pints of Guinness.
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