I can’t for the life of me remember where I tried this beer, but in the spirit of the recently celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, I present: Beamish Genuine Irish Stout.
Unsurprisingly, it’s very much like Guinness… but with more flavor. I am sorry if you’re a Guinness fan, but it’s so very bland that it’s easy for a stout to improve on it. That said, it’s a good “drinking” beer, although I got fairly toasted on St. Patty’s Day and had the worst Guinness hangover ever on Tuesday.
Anyway, Beamish has a tiny tang and bite, which make it a little more bitter than Guinness, but just as smooth and creamy. A tasty alternative and another salute to Irish beermongery.