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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale - Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd

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325 Ratings
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 17.29%
Wants: 14
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 05-08-2002

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Ratings: 325 | Reviews: 153
Photo of Boone757
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a nitro-can into a shaker pint, the beer has the cascade effect into a caramel coloring with a dense, smooth, cream colored head. Aromas of tangy cream, sugary and caramel sweet notes, and roasted notes. Flavors are roasted sweet forward, with caramel and nutty notes blending together, and some sugary highlights. Smooth and light in mouth, and the nitro really rounds out any edges. Tangy and sugary aftertaste, most noticeably caramel linger through the smooth, easy finish. Classic, and easy enough to drink, but there are better Cream Ales out there.

Photo of Bunman3
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have a soft spot in my heart for Kilkenny. I picked up my obligatory St. Patty's 4 pack of nitro cans today. This really is a lovely looking beer - I do love the cascading action as it assembles itself for consumption. The aroma is a faint bread and yeast, and the flavour is super soft on the palate. This is beer for people who don't really like beer, in many ways (my wife loves it). Overall, though, drinking a Kilkenny is a good thing.

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WMbeer
3.32/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lukasbane
2.07/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Maybe I drank differently then I was supposed to, but it tasted like water with a little bit of milk to me.

Photo of Chris_Carl_Johnson
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of lost_sailor
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RoadLizard
3.26/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this as part of a Guiness sampler pack. It wa actualy pretty good. Extremely smooth & creamy which I like for this style. Perfect head with a little lacing down the glass. It didn't have a prominent smell but the flavor is there if a little muted. It could be more bold but the flavor is there and works.

These draught can cream ales are not supposed to be "in your face". They are mellow, have low ABV, and are meant for easy drinking. This one fits the mold perfectly.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erndogg
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keng1343
4.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the smoothest beers you'll taste.

Photo of BillT916
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of illpass78
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

14.9 oz. nitro can poured into a nonic.

Appearance: Pours a clear red/brown with a big off-white head.

Aroma: Kind of muted, but there's some tea and toffee and malts.

Taste: Also kind of malty and toffee-like. Like a less-hopped Smithwicks.

Mouthfeel: Really nice creamy texture. The nitro widget clearly helps. Somewhat light but not in a bogus way.

Overall: Decent Irish red. Wouldn't not drink again.

Photo of jbredbeard
2.37/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

The creamy texture is the only thing this one really has going for it. Macro flavor with nothing that really stands out.

Photo of Zaktcc
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeanCHS1980
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dajaydee
3.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbexphys
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JacketAudio
4.62/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really smooth creamy enjoyable beer.

Photo of squack
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
79 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.