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Guinness West Indies Porter - © Guide Irlande.com

Guinness West Indies Porter

Guinness West Indies Porter - © Guide Irlande.com

Guinness West Indies Porter is an Irish beer, brewed in Dublin. It would be a modern reinterpretation of a Guinness beer that existed in 1801. At that time, the Irish company had decided to start exporting its beers all over the world. For the occasion, the West Indies Porter was one of the firm’s first beers to be exported. As such, its recipe was largely hopped to enable it to better withstand the weeks of sailing and the heat. The result is a strong-tasting beer with a strong character! Even in its modern version!

Taste the Guinness West Indies Porter

An 1801 beer rising from the ashes

Guinness West Indies Porter - © Guide Irlande.com

Guinness West Indies Porter – © Guide Irlande.com

Originally, West Indies Porter was the first Guinness brewery drink to be exported. It is because of its strong presence of hops that this beer has such strong characteristics.

At the time, it tasted stronger than a traditional Guinness. It had more bitterness and fruity aromas.

Nowadays, this beer has been resurrected by the Guinness brewery. Brewers have tried to reproduce it as it was in 1801… with the only difference being the use of a unique yeast, which reduces the maturation time.

Titrating at 6°, it thus has marked tastes drawing on cocoa, fruits and salted butterscotch. All this is cleverly balanced by a strong bitterness.

Generally, this beer is aimed at lovers of strongly marked beers. Its bitterness takes up space in the mouth and ends with a slightly sweet touch.

This beer can be found almost everywhere in Ireland, but also in many countries around the world. Sold in bottles, it is one of the great classics brewed by Guinness. A beer that has risen from its ashes, and which marks the historic entry of the firm in its desire to expand worldwide.

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