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The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness  
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4931 times:

From the Guinness.com FAQs:

How should GUINNESS® Draught be poured?

In the pub, the perfect pint of GUINNESS® Draught is served using a 'two-part' pour. First, start with a clean, dry glass. Pour the GUINNESS® stout into a glass tilted at 45 degrees, until it is 3/4 full. Allow the surge to settle before filling the glass completely to the top. Your perfect pint, with its creamy white head, is ready to drink.

At home, you should let the can chill for at least 3 hours before pouring the contents of the can into a large glass in one smooth action.


On slow news days, the local business rags always run filler articles about guys who are paid by Guiness to go around to bars and teach how to pour, as well as QC the Guinness served on draft.

I've had properly poured Guiness, and hastily poured Guiness. I haven't really noticed a difference. Is this just hype, or what?



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4904 times:

What's Guinness? I'm used to Bacardi Silver and Wine Coolers.
Signed,
Me



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User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2003 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4901 times:

In the pub, the perfect pint of GUINNESS® Draught is served using a 'two-part' pour. First, start with a clean, dry glass. Pour the GUINNESS® stout into a glass tilted at 45 degrees, until it is 3/4 full. Allow the surge to settle before filling the glass completely to the top. Your perfect pint, with its creamy white head, is ready to drink.

I have to disagree with the guinness people here, IMHO the glass should NEVER be tilted when pouring a heavy beer - maybe it's just me but I can defineately notice a difference when I'm drinking Guinness or a heavy ale. Tilting the glass is Ok with lager, cider or maybe a pint of 70 though.

Also, who in their right mind drinks chilled Guinness? Whoever thought that one up should be shot! It's just not right! Christ, they even sell it "extra cold" from the tap these days ..........

Just my opinion.

Regards,
Gordon

[Edited 2004-04-08 17:49:39]


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User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4886 times:

My family knew someone for a while who was actually from Ireland, he came to the US when he was in his late 20s and has been here ever since. He took 2 things very seriously, Guinness and Formula 1.

He could tell if a Guinness was not drawn correctly just by taste, and if it was wrong he would send it back, and more than a few times he even showed bartenders how to do it correctly.

It should be drawn about a quarter full over a spoon, the left to stand for a while, then draw the rest, over the spoon as well. There should be very very little head. Also you should never tilt the glass.

It should also be somewhere between barely cool and room temp, never cold.


I thought you drank Michelob Ultra and Slippery nipples AA61hvy?


User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4885 times:



right into this one! as fast as possible!



10=2
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4881 times:

I lost my concentration when I read Your perfect pint, with its creamy white head, is ready to drink.

Signed, Startvalve


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4879 times:

Next week, LHMark will tell us all how to select, smell, pour, and drink Zima. I know you all can't wait.

User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4865 times:

For the first time in ages - i have something constructive to add.

The perfect pint of Guinesss should be poured down the side of the glass and tilted ever so slightly - DEFINATELY not 45 degrees, but perhaps five or so, and be filled slowly in this fashion (making sure the nozzle NEVER goes into the beer itself) and then left for at least two mins on the bar. Then you pick up the pint and push the nozzle ahead forward gently to get a creamier flow, and draw a four leaf clover in square edges figures of eight with it - this will fill it to the rim. Now leave it for another two mins.

The perfect pint of Guinness.

CM



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4850 times:

Wow wish i knew that before. I got bored at lunch and all we had in the fridge was a few cans of Guinness and 2 naan breads, strange combo really. Anyway lets just say by the time i finished pouring my can it looked like the nose of G-MIDJ after its run in with the hail storm. It also tasted crud, i prefer the on tap stuff!  Big thumbs up

-
Alex





One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1594 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4835 times:

DRINKING GUINNES that came from a CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You people make me sick.


But I'll overlook the infraction because you all also seem to like airplanes.





My Country can beat up your Country....
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4835 times:

and push the nozzle ahead forward gently to get a creamier flow

Ahhh, just the way girls like it.  Big thumbs up

I like it chilled....not like icecold like a Bud though. Used to think the stuff was shit, but being Irish, my grandfather would disown me if I didn't like it  Big grin Ain't bad now.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4832 times:

WHIFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

try again KROC that sucked more than AA1hvy in the backseat of your grannywagon


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4829 times:

Come on, Startvalve. KROC may drive a Sunfire, but that's more of a young chick's "look what daddeeee bought me for graduation" ride. A grannywagon would be a Buick Park Ave.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4826 times:

Then whose blue old lady car was it in the MattD holding the shaft pic?

User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4824 times:

I think that might have been Mirrodie's.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4821 times:

then I stand corrected:

try again KROC that sucked more than AA1hvy in the backseat of your 16 yr old girl's birthday gift from daddy car


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

*I did not Whiff.

*That was Mirrodie's ride

*Mark, seeing as we were cruising Crapchester last Friday in your MINI VAN, I'm not sure why you are talking shit.

NEXT.


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4814 times:

Hey KROC, I wasn't talking shit. I was just pointing out Startvalve's mistake. He was committing the A.net equivalent of confusing an ERJ170 with an MD11.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineStratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1050 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4798 times:

"...and draw a four leaf clover in square edges figures of eight with it..."

Could someone please translate this into the kind of English that foreigners learn in school?



The Metro might be the Sub(optimal)way
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4793 times:

Stratofish, many bartenders finish the pour of a guinness by moving the glass in a double figure-eight under the tap, thus drawing a four-leaf clover in the thick foam.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4784 times:

What really pisses me off is when they stand the glass under the tap and let it pour. No creamy head but a mass of big bubbles. It ruins it.

Note: Above normally served up by some youngster with spots or a girl you wouldn't want to wake up next to.


User currently offlineStratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1050 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

LHMark, thnx, this is always the moment I reach for my money, so I never pay attention to it (but sadly some $$$).

Btw, Guiness used to be my favourite beer when I was 16 and 17, my taste then changed quite a bit, although I still prefer dark ales. Also, Guiness tastes different in every country you buy/drink it. You can't compare a German Guiness with a British one.



The Metro might be the Sub(optimal)way
User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4769 times:

Hey KROC, I wasn't talking shit. I was just pointing out Startvalve's mistake. He was committing the A.net equivalent of confusing an ERJ170 with an MD11.

more like a DC-10-10 with an MD-11. Both are ugly, both suck and yes KROC that was a whiff, I have written better signed by posts.


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4766 times:

Wow. Drinking a dark ale in Germany. Unless it's Altbier or Koelsch, isn't that sacreligious?

Now a nice Andecher Klosterbrau, on the other hand...



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4752 times:

"Stratofish, many bartenders finish the pour of a guinness by moving the glass in a double figure-eight under the tap, thus drawing a four-leaf clover in the thick foam."

How would you know, you drink Shirley Temples.



Go big or go home
25 LHMark : I can see where you'd think that I drink the same stuff as you, Aa61hvy, since all alcoholic drinks look the same when they're being yakked into a col
26 Aa61hvy : Shouldn't you be stealing songs... I mean... "free lance" writing right now?
27 Zak : "Wow. Drinking a dark ale in Germany. Unless it's Altbier or Koelsch, isn't that sacreligious?" sacreligious is thinking that a dark kölsch exists!
28 Usairwys757 : I have written better signed by posts. Sheesh, thats a little scary. KROC, your falling down on the job my man.
29 USAFHummer : "The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness" Straight down our throats, laddie!! Signed, Ireland
30 Post contains images DeltaGuy : Pinch the nostrils and drop it down....also from Ireland My accounting professor is Irish...uses Guinness analogies in his lesson plans. Really enhanc
31 EMBQA : I haven't really noticed a difference. Is this just hype, or what? No, it's not hype. Its the true way to pour any beer really. You start the pour on
32 Captaink : I would die to have a really nice draft guiness. All the guiness here are in bottles..
33 Post contains images DeltaGuy : Roger that.....everything I see here is bottle too. But hey, at least its IN a bottle....and not in a stupid can, where you get that "nice" Al beercan
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