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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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78
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540 Ratings
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Ratings: 540
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 17.49%
Wants: 33
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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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.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Auraan
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured an amber body with a nitro cascade that settled into a clear amber body with one finger of thick, creamy head. A very good looking pub ale, quite appealing. Scents of caramel, low toffee character and very light toasted malt and grassy hop aromas. Overall impression of aroma is of a clean, malty ale, true to style and pleasing. Flavor begins moderately sweet with notes of caramel and toast. Middle is medium dry, moving into flavors of lightly toasted bread and light toffee. Finish is medium-dry with a light roasted malt flavor, toffee, and toast. Aftertaste is lightly roasted malt and toasted, nutty malt. Overall impression is of a malt-forward ale that begins modestly sweet and finishes nicely dry. Very pleasant. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with medium body and light carbonation. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a good Irish Red Ale, very pleasing. Overall this is a nice Irish Red. It has a true to style aroma and flavor with a creamy good mouthfeel. A good, simple pub ale.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

Nothing beats a creamy Kilkenny. Easily one of my top three favourite beers worldwide.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Served on Nitro, in a pint glass

Medium red in color, thick creamy foam from the nitro pour. Very mild in aroma and taste. Very easy drinking, smooth.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.