I first heard about this new Guinness offering back in early August, and have been eagerly anticipating the official release. I believe this is one of the first retail batches, as there are only 10 or so ratings on Beer Advocate so far. Happy to be one of the first to officially review.
Served chilled from a 12 oz bottle and poured into a Guinness pint glass. Not the correct serving vessel for a lager, but it's clear why I chose this one. Pours a beautiful orange-copper color with a frothy one and a half white foam head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells are sweet and malty. Carbonation is moderate to high with a light body. Taste is sweet and crisp. The malt is like a cracker, and there are hints of fruit. Aftertaste is almost nonexistent.
Overall I liked this beer a lot more than I thought I would. I was not a fan of their Black Lager a few years ago, but this was quite good. Depending on what price you get it for, this is a good low cost, every day drinking beer.