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Since when is Guinness a light beer?

Jim Mac

MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN
May 21, 2004
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4.1????? I thought it was 3.5! Had a Guinness out the other night, and it actually seemed "refreshing" and "light". This is what I get, though, after drinking a few 10% Sierra Nevada Bigfoot barley wines this week.
 

LordOpie

MOTHER HEN
Oct 17, 2002
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4.1????? I thought it was 3.5! Had a Guinness out the other night, and it actually seemed "refreshing" and "light". This is what I get, though, after drinking a few 10% Sierra Nevada Bigfoot barley wines this week.
You should give Mike lessons on not being a pvss.
 

Da Peach

Outwitted by a rodent
Jul 2, 2002
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North Van
Yep, all that Irish stuff is pretty low on the alcohol. Kilkenny's in the 4% range too.

Good for gulpin.
 

Slugman

Frankenbike
Apr 29, 2004
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Miami, FL
I am getting some of The Utopia for myself.
Had any yet? Wondering how that stuff is. Can't get around here yet. I guess I'll have to stick to the 10 yr old Tripple Boch that I have...

My daily drink is the 20oz Arrogant bastard... or Tequilla
 

Ciaran

Fear my banana
Apr 5, 2004
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Had any yet? Wondering how that stuff is. Can't get around here yet. I guess I'll have to stick to the 10 yr old Tripple Boch that I have...

My daily drink is the 20oz Arrogant bastard... or Tequilla
I'm with ya on the AB.... replace the Tequila with single barrel Kentucky Bourbon and you have a winner.
 

valve bouncer

Master Dildoist
Feb 11, 2002
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Japan
Guinness comes in a variety of different strengths. The foreign extra stout is 7.5% and is my opinion the best Guinness.

Extra stout is 5.5% from memory and also a nice drop
 

Jim Mac

MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN
May 21, 2004
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the middle east of NY
My Maxxis coozie trumps your Labatt's coozie.:brows:
I have a billion of those Maxxis beer coozies...they were "awesome" Plattekill 3rd place prizes for the entire year of 2006....

And on a slightly more serious subject, does the entire UK seem to have lower % beer than the US? I remember going into a pub in Edinburgh and was warned that the ale I ordered was 8%....
 

Echo

crooked smile
Jul 10, 2002
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Stouts are generally not high gravity beers. Less of the sugar is converted to alcohol which is why they are sweeter. Of course there are exceptions.
 

X3pilot

Texans fan - LOL
Aug 13, 2007
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Mens health actually recommends Guiness over lite beers as it only has like 12-15 more calories than Miller Lite or Coors Light.

I'll stick to my Weyerbacher...
 

Mr Tiles

I'm a beer snob
Nov 10, 2003
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L-town ya'll
I like just plain ol' guinness. don't really care for the extra stout. If I'm going to drink something strong, I prefer an imperial stout like Brooklyn, Old Rasputin etc. Spaten Optimator has a nice kick too and it's a great tasting brew...