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    Guinness Foreign Extra..

    ..has been confirmed at Cyclone Liquors. I have been eagerly awaiting its arrival in Iowa since its re-release stateside this fall.

    Higher alcohol content, and a stronger, more bitter flavor. This is Guinness' oldest recipe still in production. A marked departure from the Draught, Extra and the really weak 250.

    Highly enjoyable and available in 4-pack bottles.



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    Re: Guinness Foreign Extra..

    I swear I've had this flavor before but maybe not. It's new to Iowa?



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    Re: Guinness Foreign Extra..

    It's been in DSM for a month or two. Was in the process of picking up a pack, but the clerk (who is the manager of this particular Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits) told me it's not much different than their Extra Stout, which I've definitely had before. I'll get around to it sooner or later.

    However, I did manage to get my hands on this:


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    Re: Guinness Foreign Extra..

    Is it like chewing an aspirin?

    BTW, Foreign Extra has clear distinctions from Extra Stout. Mild carbonation high octane.



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    Re: Guinness Foreign Extra..

    Is this like the beer that they have on tap in Ireland? That's the best beer I've ever had.



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    Re: Guinness Foreign Extra..

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    Is it like chewing an aspirin?

    BTW, Foreign Extra has clear distinctions from Extra Stout. Mild carbonation high octane.
    Even better.

    I'll have to try the Foreign Extra. I've heard from some that it's basically what you get on tap in Europe, which beats the **** out of what we generally get.


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    Re: Guinness Foreign Extra..

    I really don't like Guinness out of the bottle but I love it out of the tap.



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    Re: Guinness Foreign Extra..

    Guinness in the U.S. = Good. Guinness in Europe = Unreal good.



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    Re: Guinness Foreign Extra..

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    Guinness in the U.S. = Good. Guinness in Europe = Unreal good.
    CF field trip. Who's in?



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    Re: Guinness Foreign Extra..

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    Is this like the beer that they have on tap in Ireland? That's the best beer I've ever had.
    Thats what I want know too.. Is this any closer to what they serve there? I wish we could find a way to duplicate that here. There are days when I want to fly to ireland just for a few beers



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    Re: Guinness Foreign Extra..

    There is really no better beer drinking feeling than drinking it out of the tap right at the brewery. Beer heaven. Ah the good ole days before wives and kids.


    Nothing to see here mods. Keep moving.

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    Re: Guinness Foreign Extra..

    Quote Originally Posted by isuchicago View Post
    Thats what I want know too.. Is this any closer to what they serve there? I wish we could find a way to duplicate that here. There are days when I want to fly to ireland just for a few beers
    I wouldn't say it's an exact replica of a "pint of plain" correctly poured in Ireland. It however is a beer of tremendous character, with less head and a sweeter taste and higher alcohol content. You can tell right off that bat it's a formidable 7.5% ABV. It says "MALT LIQUOR" on the lower right back of the bottle.

    I found this interesting: Is the Guinness really better in Ireland? | Gadling.com

    Perhaps if we had people flushing their lines once a month, it would make a big improvement.

    I also noticed that it is served at a tepid temperature.



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    Re: Guinness Foreign Extra..

    I've never been that big a Guinness fan.

    Now Fat Tire or Sam Adams is a different story....



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