Wednesday, January 31, 2007

guinness red??

o my poppets, ima skeptical!! why fiddle with perfection?

but sayeth the guinness blog:

Guinness Red uses the exact same ingredients & the same process but cuts short the roasting of the barley slightly - roasting the barley until it is red rather than black. This has 2 main effects:

1) COLOUR: The lighter roasting means that the whole pint is that wonderful rich ruby red colour that you see at the bottom of a pint of Guinness Draught if you hold it up to the light

2) TASTE: The lighter roasted barley knocks back the dominant bitter flavour just enough to allow some of the other flavours that are normally shrouded in a pint of Guinness, to come to the fore. This means that you get a pint with the familiar bitter/roast flavours at the front of the mouth, but with a subtle sweetness towards the finish - creating a pint with a fantastic bitter-sweet balance.

And it still has that traditional 2 part pour, surge and settle, tight creamy head and fantastic velvet smoothness that we know you love about Guinness!


mmm, tight creamy head.
it feels like friday.
it should be friday.

8 comments:

fatmammycat said...

Try see if you can locate Guinness North Star about your way, colder, less Iron-y smoother but without fucking with the flavour.

finn said...

that sounds promising.

but i'm not holding my breath. we JUST got the bottles with the exploding fizz bullets (that impart the draught-ness, yo).

Brown Suga' said...

Wow. Sounds good.

It's Wednesday. Bleh.

fatmammycat said...

hahaha, ummm, haha, no really, sounds delish!
If you're ever traipsing round these parts doing the touring thing, email me and I'll bring you to Mulligans (If I'm not barred) for a PROPER pint of the black stuff.

Anonymous said...

Heck, I rarely drink and I want some...
-Kath

finn said...

smashing. let's you and me and mayra stage a protest outside Total Wine. maybe bring the shrieking snowball thingie as an attention-getting device.

Garnetto said...

I work for Guinness on Guinness Red and just wanted to let you know that if you click on the link below, then you can find info on the pubs which are stocking Guinness Red:

http://www.guinnessblog.co.uk/blogs/guinnessblog/archive/2007/02/05/1227.aspx

Also, very happy to answer any other questions you may have

Stonch said...

I tried it, and I didn't like it - you aren't missing anything. Normal Guinness is bland - but this is stuff is just ... wrong. Read my review here: http://stonch.blogspot.com/2007/03/guinness-red.html
Cheers