Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by kojevergas:
3.75/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
.33cl bottle into an An Brainblasta goblet in Belfort, France. It's a bit strange reviewing here since Ireland's me home, but I never saw her out of the bottle back in the auld country. She was always nitro-can or draught. Reviewed live.
A: A biteen over two fingers of head, with light cream, fair thickness, and fair retention. Semitransparent gold colour. She's different than she is in the auld country.
Sm: Cream, caramel, amber hops, and even slight dark fringe esters I never quite picked up before. Doth mine broken nose deceive me?
T: Heavy creamed caramel, cream, amber hops, slight toffee (even!), and curbed dark fringe esters that are very subtle. Hard to place their particular nature, anyway. Complex for the style (WHICH IS IRISH CREAM ALE, YE BASTARDS!), and very well balanced and built.
Mf: Delightfully silky creamy smooth and wet. Extremely refreshing. Gloriously refreshing. Very complementary of the flavours of the body. Sadly, it does begin to approach the beginning of the realm of overly thick. Got to keep that in check, lads.
Dr: Average or below average ABV depending on your perspective, extremely drinkable, and a great price in France. You won't find it out of the bottle back home. Tastes a bit different (especially those damned esters!), but still of course a welcome beer anytime. You owe it to yourself to give it a go, especially if she's off the draught.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2011 23:17:36 | More by kojevergas
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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 422 ratings.