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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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Kilkenny Irish Cream AleKilkenny Irish Cream Ale

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560 Ratings
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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 17.2%
Wants: 35
Gots: 71 | FT: 0
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Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 08-23-2009

An "Irish Cream Ale", though this style does not exist on BeerAdvocate.com, and the closest style is Irish Red Ale.
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Ratings: 560 | Reviews: 146
Photo of McMatt7
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xk6m6m5x
2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Moose90
3.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of meehandennis
4.04/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WoodBrew
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Veiled dark copper Extra persistent, thick and creamy, half a finger beige head, lasting more that 20 minutes! Strong legs and a gorgeous pouring with amazing activity slowly revealing the beer.

Faint aromas and flavors of toffee, grainy toasty bread, nuts and floral spices with a hint of fruits. Sweet smell but a sharper crisp taste.

Creamy medium body and weak carbonation. Short and faint and quite clean finish with a roasted slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall : Visually stunning and...poor in flavors. The craft is good with a nice freshness, but it's a very soft beer that is overly accessible.

Photo of jimcody
2.92/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOINBaCKWARDS
3.82/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chubenzino
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveBar
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for $2.45 for a 440ml can. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass

A- Nitro can opens well and pours all head then filters down to a nice 1" high white creamy looking head

S- Not a malt bomb but good. Has a cinnamon hint.

T- Nice burnt nut flavor. Little else

M- Creamy but thin as water. Disappointing in a can.

O- Got to give this the rating it has due to being in a can. If you can get it out of a keg you can up the rating a half point more.

Food Pairing

This pretty good beer goes well with.... Fish and chips!

Enjoy

Photo of Falcone
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rjplumer
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

(Draught in can)Clear classic Irish Ale ruby red colored body. Has the classic "Guinness" style foam head that's a a good finger thick and appear to be staying for the duration. Creamy malt spice aroma. Low carbonation. Crisp light sweet malt taste. Smooth velvet mouth feel with a faint feel of carbonation on the tongue. Refreshing and wanting more already.

Photo of Grogsky
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biernack
2.94/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of puboflyons
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

From the nitro can L4209GH006. Sampled on February 6, 2015.

The pour is an attractive looking mahogany amber with a huge nitro influenced, soft foamy cream head.

Toasted sweet toffee malts ion the aroma with a clean finish.

The body is on the thin side.

A biog sweet toasted malt flavor up front with a keen, crisp bitterness to finish. Tastes like a pub beer.

It has not been available in my area since back in the 20th Century. Out this year in a Guinness mixed 8 pack.

Photo of DeanCHS1980
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of misternebbie
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tom_Vrchek
4.01/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look 2.2/3
- I like bottle design, it was 0.33L 4.3% ABV
- sediment in the bottle was minimal, barely noticeable
- in the glass it looked like standard red ale, color of the drink was darker shade of rust color,
the foam faded quickly and it wasn't strong.
Smell 2.6/4
-scent was weak at first, it takes some time to build up
-after a minute it smells really pleasent, great balance with hop fragrance
Taste 7.9/10
-density of the flavour was great
-aftertaste feels a bit too dry
-you can feel a nice malt
-achieved a balance of malt and alcohol
Overall 3/4
-this was my first red ale, usually I hate trying new things but this was surprisingly good
-after a tons of bad beers these was a quite refreshment
-very good beer I would really recommend it
-you can tell its Irish by its flavour

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

14.9 oz can with a widget poured into and English pint. I love nitro beers, with the texture and
How smooth and creamy this ale is. I only had it one other time on tap. A similar cream ale to Boddingtons in my opinion. Easy, drinkable beer.

Photo of Beerando
2.81/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had a bit of a bland, boring flavor. Drinkable, but

Photo of djrn2
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of loubar
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark red color with quickly dissipating creamy head, a bit of which stays to the end. Very faint grain and malt aroma. Flavor is light caramel, nuts, milky-smooth and pleasantly malty. Medium body with low carbonation leads to a silky and creamy mouth feel that continues into a velvety finish. Subtle, but enjoyable and super drinkable.

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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.