I picked up a 12 pack of Guinness "Draught" last night mostly because I've been drinking too much strong beer lately and wanted the flavor and low ABV. That whole stop drinking thread has had an influence on me.
This is the Coke-shaped bottle with the shrink-wrapped label, not to be confused with their Foreign Style Stout. It actually says, "Brewed in Dublin" on the label. It also says, "enjoy straight from the bottle" but I'm not doing that.
Much to my surprise this beer no longer has the plastic widget to release pressure and nitrogen upon opening. It sounds really carbonated when popped open, but doesn't do the cascading carbonation thing that the old bottles did.
The flavor is not the same, although I'm sure it's just the mouthfeel that contributes to this.
So what gives? Anybody try one lately? Are the cans the same way?