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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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538 Ratings
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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 17.49%
Wants: 32
Gots: 54 | 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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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.

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16oz nitro can, poured into a pint glass

A- pours a clear irish-red color with a two finger- thick & creamy white head that seems like it will retain for days, thick lacing left behind

S- toasted grains with a hint of caramel malt, some fruity esters and bread crust, cream soda

T- cream soda up front gives way to grainy malt & toasted bread, faint floral hop and some fruity notes on the close

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to silky and creamy mouthfeel that continues into a velvety finish, superior drinkability

O- nitro cream ales have their time and their place, and when I'm in the mood for one, they hit the spot perfectly

Photo of zeff80
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kpowledge
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Winger42
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dental
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ynalak
2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Suds
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A beautiful chestnut color with a nitro-induced off-white head, this is otherwise an average and forgettable ale. Smells of malt (very distant) and not much else. Nit has little hop character, except for some small balancing bitterness. Smooth, but not a lot of flavor. Nothing offensive, but not really worth the time.

Photo of BuddyZ
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sd123
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miami66
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Andrewziggy
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

some floral comes through on the finish along with some bitterness from the malts. Pretty water

Photo of billybob
2.33/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

very poor not worth a review.

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Poso
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ShaneHarris
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of alasdair
4.36/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of Nick29
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of SmashPants
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Format: a 440mL half brown-half white can. Kilkenny's same old label.

Appearance: poured into a schooner glass. An almost solid white and creamy pour, as the beer slowly appears from the bottom of the glass and rises up through the cream. The first is always the worst - waiting the two minutes for that fantastic, creamy head to slowly appear on top of a rich, golden-orange body. one of my favourite pours.

Aroma: a fairly light aroma as usual with Irish cream ales. What is there is a light fruit ester with a touch of earth and heavy breads.

Taste: bread malts and those orchard fruit esters. I wouldn't say it was a massively full-flavoured beer, but it is a lovely one to throw down.

Aftertaste: some floral comes through on the finish along with some bitterness from the malts. Plenty of sweetness from what seems like hopscotch.

Mouth feel: the body is medium with a lower to moderate carbonation. Incredibly creamy as expected with a touch of dryness on the finish.

Overall: a lovely Irish red cream ale. Definitely one of my favourites down at the pub. Well-rounded and easy to drink.

Photo of ale207
3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.