LHMark
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The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:38 am

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?
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:44 am

What's Guinness? I'm used to Bacardi Silver and Wine Coolers.
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:47 am

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.

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[Edited 2004-04-08 17:49:39]
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:56 am

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?
 
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:57 am



right into this one! as fast as possible!
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:10 am

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

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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:23 am

Next week, LHMark will tell us all how to select, smell, pour, and drink Zima. I know you all can't wait.
 
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:46 am

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.

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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:30 am

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

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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:41 am

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.


 
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:43 am

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.

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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:50 am

WHIFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

try again KROC that sucked more than AA1hvy in the backseat of your grannywagon
 
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:57 am

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.
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:02 am

Then whose blue old lady car was it in the MattD holding the shaft pic?
 
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:06 am

I think that might have been Mirrodie's.
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:13 am

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
 
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:15 am

*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.

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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:21 am

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.
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:00 am

"...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?
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:08 am

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.
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:21 am

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.
 
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:32 am

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.
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:44 am

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.
 
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:47 am

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...
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 6:31 am

"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.
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 6:40 am

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 college-bar toilet
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 6:43 am

Shouldn't you be stealing songs... I mean... "free lance" writing right now?
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:07 am

"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!
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:22 am

I have written better signed by posts.

Sheesh, thats a little scary. KROC, your falling down on the job my man.
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:28 am

"The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness"

Straight down our throats, laddie!!

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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:25 pm

Pinch the nostrils and drop it down....also from Ireland  Big grin

My accounting professor is Irish...uses Guinness analogies in his lesson plans. Really enhances understanding!

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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:52 am

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 an angle to reduce the 'head' forming. Then you tilt up the last little bit to give your glass a nice finishing head. You'll get more beer into a glass on a single pour and not have to wait for the head foam to drop down before finishing the pour. Guinness is not too bad out of the newer CO2 charged cans, but on tap is the only way to drink it. But if I have my own choice to drink a beer, I'll take one of my own homemade beers. Last brew was a Robust Porter that everyone that tried it said it was VERY good....
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:43 pm

I would die to have a really nice draft guiness. All the guiness here are in bottles..
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RE: The Proper Way To Pour A Guinness

Wed Apr 14, 2004 2:53 pm

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 taste...mmmm metal  Big grin

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