1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale - Guinness Ltd.

Not Rated.
Kilkenny Irish Cream AleKilkenny Irish Cream Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

486 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 486
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 18.02%
Wants: 27
Gots: 34 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 486 | Reviews: 129 | Display Reviews Only:
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of samEBC
3/5  rDev -12.8%

samEBC, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of TrojanWheels
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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

schopenhauerale, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of LGF
3/5  rDev -12.8%

LGF, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of irishkyle21
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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

godmare, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of tmac6184
4/5  rDev +16.3%

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

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

Stoffel, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of mbmyers3
3/5  rDev -12.8%

mbmyers3, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of jjkatter
4/5  rDev +16.3%

jjkatter, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Polasiuss
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Polasiuss, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Harkrank
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Harkrank, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Gregwa
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Gregwa, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of KuehneBe
3.75/5  rDev +9%

KuehneBe, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of fizzyted
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

fizzyted, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of tbeckett
2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pint at some Scottish pub. From notes.

A - Poured with one finger of creamy and pillowy white head. Dark copper colour. No visible carbonation. Cunky lace and good half finger of retention.

S - Malty. Really mild.

T - Earthy, a little sweet, musty, malty, some toffee.

M - Creamy, minimal carbonation. Medium body and a sweet finish.

O/D - Smooth. Extremely uncomplex. Simple and drinkable, yet in no way interesting.

tbeckett, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of Pamola
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Pamola, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +16.3%

nmann08, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
2/5  rDev -41.9%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.