by Guinness |
Item # 312111
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Guinness Draught Import Beer (14.9 fl. oz. can, 8 pk.)

About this item

This item is not eligible for prepay, however you can still choose Club Pickup and pay for this item when you check in at your club.

  • Aroma: Sweet smelling with a coffee and malty nose
  • Flavor: Perfect balance of bitter and sweet with malt and roast characters
  • Palate: Smooth, creamy and balanced
  • Appearance: Distinctively dark, with a rich creamy head
  • ABV: 4.2%
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Description

The widget is a plastic moulded device that sits on the top of the contents of each can of Guinness Draught. When the can is opened, a small amount of beer and nitrogen, trapped in the widget, is forced out through the beer, which creates the famous creamy head that you find on a pint of Guinness Draught served in a pub. The widget gives Guinness Draught in cans the taste and texture of a pub-poured pint at home. Guinness beer is dark ruby red because of the way the ingredients are prepared. Some malted barley is roasted, in a similar way to coffee beans, which is what gives Guinness its distinctive colour. The creamy white head is created from the 'initiation' and 'surging' of bubbles of nitrogen and carbon dioxide gas as the beer is poured. It's actually the nitrogen that causes the tight, white creamy head.

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