Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by doktorhops:
3.23/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale - one would be correct in thinking that this is a classic Irish red ale, from none other than the classic stout makers Guinness.
Poured from the regular 440ml "widget" can into my Guinness pint glass.
A: The body presents an inviting deep red hue whilst the head is firm packed with an off white colour (I settled on "beige"). The head started out at about 3cm and left rings in the glass on the way down.
S: Rich caramel malts... you can smell a sweetness to it - very inviting. The hops also add a distant aroma. You know exactly what to expect from this ale from it's scent - strong malts, bitter back notes and a dry aftertaste. Let's see then.
T: Strong caramel malts: check. Slight bitter back notes from the hops: check. Dry aftertaste (most likely from the yeast used): check. But there is something else in there, a slight metallic tang (well we've all been there with a macro brew), but it's not that... it's like a mix of pecans and brown sugar, not full-on but it's there hovering around in the background (wishing to be invited in for tea and crumpets).
M: Small letdown here - this beer is just as watery in the mouthfeel as I found Murphy's (and I'm sure it's the same for Guinness too). Carbonation is fine (for the style).
D: It's a go to beer if you're looking for something you can take on in a session. I'm not as much a fan of this style as I am of the Irish Dry Stouts but come Saint Patrick's day I'll drink a couple pints of both.
Food match: Oysters or light game hen with a green salad (rocket) and mashed potato.
Serving type: nitro-can
01-25-2011 14:45:15 | More by doktorhops
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3.56/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Nitro-tap at The Norseman, Dublin, Ireland
A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high creamy off white head that died down but has excellent retention properties, consistently leaving a half finger high head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pale malts are present in the smell.
T: Like the nose, the taste has light flavors of pale malts. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and is very creamy and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The nitro-tap makes this beer have an incredible mouthfeel that is both creamy and smooth.
Serving type: nitro-tap
06-23-2014 15:33:16 | More by metter98
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.