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Skip the Line: Guinness Connoisseur Taste Experience at the Guinness Storehouse

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    Visit: Guinness Storehouse, Market Street St James Gate, Dublin 8 Ireland

    Step inside Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, and head to the Guinness Connoisseur Experience – a luxurious lounge tucked away on the attraction’s 4th floor. Meet your personal Guinness connoisseur – an expert Guinness guide – and then sit down for your 75-minute tasting session.
    As your guide explains Guinness' history, characteristics and quirks, learn how the legendary Irish stout has come to be one of the most successful beer brands around the world. While explaining the different brands and the pouring ‘rituals’ needed to achieve a perfect head, your guide will pour four samples for you to try: Guinness Draft, Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Foreign Extra and Guinness Black Lager.
    Enjoy the creaminess of the draft beer, poured fresh from a tap in the bar, and contrast its smooth flavor with the rich chocolate-like tones of the extra stout. Savor the full-bodied notes of Guinness Foreign Extra and hear how it’s brewed with extra hops and barley to give it a more bitter bite. The fourth sample – black lager – is a cold-brewed version of the classic Irish stout that was only launched in 2012.
    At the end of your tasting session, pick your favorite stout and enjoy a pint of it while relaxing with your group. Before leaving the room, your guide will give you a Guinness souvenir to take home, and then point you in the right direction to explore Guinness Storehouse at leisure. The museum is huge, with seven floors of memorabilia and interactive exhibitions that document the brew's history, production and Irish appeal! Finish up with a visit to the Gravity bar, enjoying great views over Dublin as well as another complimentary pint of Guinness draft.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    I’ve never had the courage to try Guinness. The colour completely put me off. We did the tour and then went into the little bar for the Connoisseur Experience. We learned how to pull the perfect pint and then they ‘taught’ us how to drink...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Nancy2518
    Reviewed yesterday

    It was a very nice evening while doing the connoisseur experience. Good combination between tasting and information. Very enthusiastic guide! I really recommend this experience if you are a foodie or just interested into beers and want te learn to taste the different flavors.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank carokevh
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    If Disney owed a brewery tour, this is what they would produce. That is a compliment, There are seven floors of Guinness and each is unique. There are probably six bars spread out throughout the exhibit so you can buy a pint anywhere and just...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank papergator
    GuinnessStorehouse, Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thanks for taking the time to post this review. It is truly a unique experience where our visitors get the chance to not only sample the different Guinness Variants but it is also a great way to gain insight into the amazing heritage of Arthur...More

    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    My brother and I decided to spend a little more and I would say it is worth it. In total you get to try 3 different variations of Guinness plus one other. You also get taught how to pour a perfect pint and drink which...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Sean T
    GuinnessStorehouse, Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thanks so much for the great review. We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us at the home of Guinness. We hope to welcome you back soon.

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My wife and I took a Connoisseur Tasting Experience. The experience is a 90 min beer tasting lead by a beer expert. Our expert was Michael, and he was wonderful. Each tasting accommodates approximately 16. Only 1% of 1.8 million visitors to Guinness each year...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank BklynDave
    GuinnessStorehouse, Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Thanks for taking the time to get in touch. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed the Connoisseur Experience with Michael. We think it’s a special place and are glad you do too. Hopefully we can welcome you back to the home of Guinness soon.

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    • Duration: 1h 15m
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