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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
79
okay

471 Ratings
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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 17.73%
Wants: 24
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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2/5  rDev -41.9%

erod61, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of eeggles
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

eeggles, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of DexterP236
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%

A - Came out a cloudy amber - and the head dissipated all too fast.

S - A bit of a grainy aroma, maybe some maltiness, light hops

T - Caramel, a little fruity, but quite bitter too but not too heavy

M - Velvety, smooth, light carbonation

O - good beer, but not something I feel is worth having too often

DexterP236, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of bckayaalp
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

bckayaalp, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Homebrewjason
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Homebrewjason, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of djura
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%

A-Clear amber color,medium carbonation,nice sweet darker foam,lasting all the way.

S-Mostly sweet aromas with coffee,and roast cereals.

T/M-Refreshing bitterness,a bit watery taste,low carbonation. Usual average taste for red beers.

O-Very refreshing,but nothing 2 special about this beer.

djura, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of ehnesandrew
4/5  rDev +16.3%

ehnesandrew, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Scottie22
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Scottie22, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of garyford
5/5  rDev +45.3%

garyford, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of EricMichael
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

EricMichael, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of wizo
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

wizo, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of rsant
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

rsant, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of EddieG28
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

EddieG28, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of leaddog
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy copper brown with an extremely dense cream-coloured head, about 1-2 finger width (very milky and smooth, clings to the glass as you drink).

Smell - Condensed milk, vanilla, light sweet orange.

Taste - Very mild flavour with a creamy taste. Very light sweetness and bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with minimal carbonation. Very smooth and creamy texture, as the name suggests. A tad on the watery side.

Overall - One of the brews I like to revisit once in a while, when I'm looking for a mild brew. A decent cream ale, but could use a little work to avoid wateriness. Beautiful appearance is noteworthy.

leaddog, Jan 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

samEBC, Jan 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

TrojanWheels, Jan 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

schopenhauerale, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%

Re-post from my hacked "jmkratt" :(

look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On nitro tap poured to a pint glass.

A - It has a nice copper/amber color to it with a nice creamy off-white head that dies down slowly and has nice lacing. The nitro cascade looks great with this translucent brew.

S - Perhaps the nitro muted the aromas a bit but there isn't a lot here with hints of roasted malts, caramel notes and a bit of earthy hops.

T - Begins with a roasted malt taste with slight caramel notes and some fruity notes. The hops also add a bit of bitterness at the end. Surprisingly little flavor, I expected more. It wasn't bad but not outstanding.

M - The nitro adds a nice creamy smooth mouthfeel, which works wells with the style.

O - A bit of a disappointment but it isn't terrible. I liked the nitro smooth creaminess which compliment the malty caramel flavor well.

Serving type: nitro-tap

hopfacebrew, Jan 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

LGF, Jan 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

irishkyle21, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

godmare, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

tmac6184, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

ThinkAgain, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Stoffel, Jan 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

mbmyers3, Dec 31, 2011
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.