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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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BA SCORE
78
okay

453 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 17.78%
Wants: 22
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An "Irish Cream Ale", though this style does not exist on BeerAdvocate.com, and the closest style is Irish Red Ale.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 08-23-2009)
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Romania

4/5  rDev +16.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +1.5%

Nitro-tap at Five Roses Pub - Rosemont, IL
A - tall beige reverse cascading head gives way to a dark amber colored ale. Foam remains leaving a thick coating on the glass as the drink goes down.
S - malty with toasted grain, caramel, and toffee; some earthy hops in the background
T - milder flavors of toasted grain, earthy hops, caramel, fruit, faint tea and roasted barley
M - exceptionally smooth, light-medium body, finishes with modest bitterness and very dry.
O - good example of the style. The nitro tap helped out the scores for appearance and body, but overall I did enjoy it.

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Florida

5/5  rDev +45.8%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

11-24-2013 03:41:40 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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Florida

2/5  rDev -41.7%

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Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Saskatchewan (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Alberta (Canada)

3.21/5  rDev -6.4%

Arrived in an official Kilkenny pint glass, deep reddish-brown with around two fingers of light tan foam. Kilkenny smells like faint caramel, with fruity notes and hints of floral hops. As is often the case, this example was served too cold but unfortunately the aroma remained subdued even after things warmed up. Taste is that of a classic mass-produced Irish red, with caramel/toffee the predominant malt flavor along with a little roasted barley and some red grape fruitiness. Body is rather thin and the beer comes off watery and on the bland side, but there is a tea-like tannic astringency that I like in this style and some earthy hops in what is a decent bitter finish. A bit of cardboard and metal make an unwelcome appearance but all in all I'd drink this before many other macro-brewed UK offerings. Its designed with "drinkability" in mind: Smooth creamy mouthfeel and few overtly loud or bombastic flavor elements to dissuade the average pubhound.

11-08-2013 14:53:34 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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California

4/5  rDev +16.6%

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Romania

3.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Was extremely happy with this beer. Had it while at an Irish pub in Canada. The taste was very good and the creamy head (which never dissipated) gave a sweet taste to counteract any bitterness. My first impression that it would be extremely heavy which at the time would be bad because I was about to enjoy a nice Irish meal, but the beer was much lighter than expected. If I could find this stuff in the US, I'd be getting some for the holidays!

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Slovenia

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Sweden

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Pennsylvania

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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.