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Guinness Draught

Dry Stout /4.2% ABV / Ireland




Product Details

Category
Dry Stout
Region
Ireland
ABV
4.2%
IBU
45
Calories per Serving (12 oz)
126
Tasting Notes
Balanced, Chocolate, Creamy, Dry, Velvety
Food Pairing
Dessert - Chocolate & Coffee, Nuts, Shellfish
Suggested Glassware
Pint Glass
Suggested Serving Temperature
45-50° F

Product Description

Guinness Draught Stout is the original nitrogen-infused beer. Although to the uninitiated, it can look dark and heavy, it actually tastes deliciously light and smooth, swirling with notes of roasted barley, caramel, coffee and chocolate. The net result is a flavorful stout that’s as approachable as a lager — which it has long been one of the world’s great pub beers. Another surprise is its low-calorie count, just 126 calories for a 12-ounce serve. That’s just 15 calories less than a typical light beer.

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Community Reviews

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  • Jackson
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    Jan 21 2022
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    The closest you can get to a pint of Guinness at home

  • Brenden C.
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    Jan 17 2022
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    Used this in an Irish beef stew. Came out amazing!

  • Richard M.
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    Jan 9 2022
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    Haven't tried yet!

  • Ashley H.
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    Jan 2 2022
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    The thick bold taste was perfect for our stew!

  • Mike
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    Dec 18 2021
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    Almost all the cans were damaged must’ve been from the store broken

  • William D
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    Dec 16 2021
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    Fine when we finally got it.

  • Christopher
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    Dec 4 2021
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    Classic, amazingly smooth out of a tall glass.

  • Druanna P.
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    Nov 3 2021
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    Great

  • Elizabeth
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    Oct 25 2021
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    I love stout. Getting it in cans makes recycling less heavy ?

  • Delvin E.
    Verified Buyer
    Oct 21 2021
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    Cheers

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FAQs

A standard ale is a malty, mildly bitter style of beer that can trace its roots for thousands of years; the more modern style coincides with the Middle Ages when hops were thankfully introduced to the brewing process. Ale recipes use a quick-acting style of yeast that floats at the top of the brewing vessel; fermentation occurs at a balmy 70 degrees Fahrenheit, leading to the style’s signature sweet flavor and subsequent higher ABVs. A basic ale is fruity, slightly bitter and generally darker in color, though there are dozens and dozens of distinct styles of beer that qualify as an ale.
Because ales yeasts ferment at a higher temperature and create more alcoholic conditions, ales are typically darker in color than lagers and lean towards a sweeter, maltier flavor. It depends on the sort of ale you’ve selected, however, as there are over 75 unique types of ale; a pale ale tends to be more bitter and dry, a brown ale delivers a toasted nut and caramel taste, a sour ale is tart and funky and an IPA is bold and hoppy. Many traditional, European-style ales are best described as fruit-forward, warm and even a little spicy, delivering an undeniably rich tasting experience, especially the darker, robust varieties.
Ales are more alcoholic than lagers, largely due to the style of yeast and the temperature at which the yeasts ferment; ale yeasts tolerate a more alcoholic environment and thus provide a darker, richer product. A standard pub-style pale ale or basic brown ale will generally clock in around 5% ABV, though, with dozens of different styles in today’s crowded craft beer market, you can easily find a pint that packs more of a punch. IPAs, the darling of the craft brewing industry, will typically range from 6-8%, and the popular trend towards double and triple-style versions pushes these well over 10% ABV.
Beer, by definition is crafted from cereal grains (very few of which are gluten-safe) and as such, ale is not a gluten-free product; on the beer spectrum, lagers and stouts tend to contain less gluten than ales which rely on the barley and wheat malt to deliver its distinctive sweetness. Some brewers are experimenting with more gluten-safe grains, like sorghum or rice, and others are introducing an enzyme that helps remove the gluten molecules from the final products. Household names like New Belgium Brewing Company and Stone Brewing offer gluten-safe pale ales and even IPAs, though even then, you’re not guaranteed an 100% gluten-free product.
While a rhetorical question no doubt (an ale is, in fact, an ale after all), you might not know what exactly marks the difference between the two fundamental beer styles; it all comes down to the yeasts employed and the fermentation process. The process by which ales are made is much older than that of lagers, as lager yeasts originally came from South America and thus did not enter European markets for some time. Ales rely on top-fermenting yeast strains, which, as the name suggests, remain on top of the warm wort while feeding on sugars, whereas lager yeasts sink to the bottom and ferment at much colder temperatures.
Ales, especially IPAs and Belgian-style ales, tend to be higher in alcohol than other beers, so you’re likely to consume more calories and carbs per pint. A basic, 5% ABV, 12-ounce bottle of pale ale contains around 150 calories and 13 grams of carbohydrates; a common IPA (say, a Lagunitas) is closer to 190 calories and 19 grams of carbs; a glass of dark Belgian-style ale might even surpass 300 and 30 grams of carbs. Ales tend to deliver a richer, maltier taste and often appear as darker shades of ambers and toasted browns — these qualities coincide with a higher calorie count.

About The Brand

Guinness signed a 9000-year-lease on their brewery back in 1759, so they've been around a while and they clearly plan to be around a while longer. Luckily, they have a knack for delicious beers as evidenced by the fact that Guinness was being exported around the world by the end of the 18th century (for a period of time, Guinness was the largest brewer in the world).

For many years (centuries, actually) they focused on stouts. But they've always been creative types — opening their first experimental brewery in 1904 and launching Guinness Draught, the world's first nitro beer in 1959. In 2018, they opened up their Guinness Open Gate Brewery to explore all manner of new beers from sours to IPAs to doppelbocks – all available in the taproom above the brewery.


Guinness Recipes

Dublin Drop

  • shot

No longer a politically correct term as the name, Irish Car Bomb, references a dark time in Ireland's history, this bomber style shot is still quite popular stateside, especially on St. Patrick's Day. As veterans will tell you, drink it quickly or you're left with a curdled class of beer, whiskey, and irish cream.

Shamrock Shake Smash

  • spring

This festive take on an ice cream float combines the classic smooth flavor of Guinness Stout with the funky (but familiar) McDonald's Shamrock Shake. It's like your very own pot of gold, no rainbow required.

Half And Half

  • beer

The Black and Tan is a classic beer cocktail where a pale ale and stout beers are layered in a pint glass to show the light and dark combination this drink's name suggests.