The story of Guinness Blonde American Lager, a perfect tipple for summer, is one from both sides of the Atlantic… it’s come a long way.

Irish tradition meets American spirit in Guinness Blonde American lager. Complex and flavorful. Light, floral and alive with citrus. This beer is perfectly balanced with a lingering malt and biscuit finish. It’s the coming together of vibrant flavors, of character drawn from both sides of the pond. And it’s come a long way to get here.

Ireland and America go way back. Ours are histories that have crossed paths countless times. Our cultures may be totally different, but we’ve still got a lot in common. One thing we can definitely agree upon is what makes a good beer. Whether it’s stout or lager, we demand the same things: quality, distinctiveness, character.

The first fusion beer in the Guinness Discovery Series, Guinness Blonde combines the best European brewing techniques – as well as our famous strain of Guinness yeast – with the finest American hops and malts. A collaboration between the Guinness brewers in Dublin and their counterparts at the legendary Latrobe Brewery in Pennsylvania, the result is an American pale lager akin to that of the 1930s: a crisp, light beer that’s big on flavor.

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Guinness Blonde American lager beer tasting notes:

Aroma:  Light and hoppy with floral and citrus notes

Flavour: A complex and flavorful lager, hoppy and citrusy on the nose

Palate: Lively mouthfeel, crisp and refreshing with a long malt biscuity finish

ABV: 5%

Appearance: Golden amber coloured beer with a dense head

Hops: Mosaic, Willamette, Mount Hood