My goodness! Queen passes on Guinness pint

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh, visit the Guinness Storehouse and watch the pouring of a pint May 18, 2011, in Dublin. Getty Images

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II views a pint of Guinness at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin May 18, 2011.
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Perhaps her majesty only enjoys the so-called perfect pint when she's throwing darts.

Queen Elizabeth II turned down one on the house Wednesday while touring the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin during her historic four-day tour of Ireland.

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Master brewer Fergal Murray poured her and husband Prince Philip each a pint of the legendary stout in the brewery's famous Gravity Bar overlooking the Irish capital.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit the Guinness Storehouse May 18, 2011, in Dublin.
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Both royals looked at Murray's pour -- The Associated Press noted Philip gazed "with obvious longing" -- but politely declined without taking a taste.

"Is it made with Liffey water?" Philip jokingly asked Murray in a reference to the river, according to the AP.

The royal couple possibly passed on taking a sip to prevent their breath from smelling like beer during their next event, a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

  • Alex Sundby

    Alex Sundby is an associate news editor for CBSNews.com

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