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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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79
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478 Ratings
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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 18.02%
Wants: 26
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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2.9/5  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
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Pamola, Dec 15, 2011
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

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5/5  rDev +45.3%

papawu76, Dec 02, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a nitro tap into a Smithwick's glass. Nice "raining" as the beer settles, leaving a thick, foamy head. Smells sweet and creamy. Flavor is creamy, roasted barley; mildly bitter with hints of black coffee. Unique and very tasty.

keeganfrank, Nov 28, 2011
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served from a nitro tap.

Poured with a large creamy head typical of beers served on nitro. The beer was a dark reddish brown.

Smelled of some caramel malt along with a sour smell that's typical of irish beers.

Taste was extremely sour/bitter. More than I was expecting. There is some caramel flavor in there but it is all overpowered by the bitterness.

Not a very well balanced beer and one that I would probably not seek out again.

rangerred, Nov 26, 2011
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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
79 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.