Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale - Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
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Reviews by TubaManJack:
4.18/5 rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
In NZ, the beer has an ABV of 5%, to help weather the journey halfway round the world.
A- Always helped by a proper pint glass, has a moderate brown color with reddish undertones. (Like most bars there wasn't an abundance of light) Its thick creamy nitrogen head did not diminish throughout my consumption. It was weird to have that much "cream" left at the tail end of the beer.
S- Moderate and almost muted. However the nitrous sensation was there along with the notes of malt.
T - A slight note of bitters(hops) but overwhelming malt taste. The nitrogen body was smooth and creamy. So I propose this beer be renamed a thick Irish Cream. Its is so thick that it seems to have a delay between when you tip the glass back to when it begins to pour, just kidding its a thicker beer than most of what I have encountered in the past.
M- A lingering bitterness that is floating on the nitro-body. Towards the end of the sitting, the head began to be repetitive and almost airy in relation to its initial character.
D- A refreshing change from Guinness and when the bar runs out of it then you shouldn't be disappointed. The body gets in the way of its endless drinkablity, however I enjoy the style and its certainly more friendly per pint then Guinness. If you like Guinness than revel in a new found beer.
Serving type: nitro-tap
03-03-2009 07:46:35 | More by TubaManJack
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3.55/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I had this at Ri Ra at Mandalay Bay in Vegas. A very drinkable Irish ale - soft creamy mouthfeel. Nothing extraordinary but rather tasty. Lightly carbonated and malty - not extremely hoppy. A few hints of citrus bot nothing overt. It has a nice finish. Went perfectly with fish & chips.
Serving type: on-tap
05-11-2014 22:54:14 | More by bluedognever
3.15/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a dark ruby color and is covered with a nice and slightly cream colored head that stays around for a while.
Pleasant malty aroma, aroasted, and some nice caramel too.
The creamy beer has a nice bittery taste, some caramel here too and some coffee as well. Bitter aftertaste.
I used to not care about red beers, but now I have to say I really enjoy Kilkenny. Very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2014 20:08:45 | More by MarkoNm
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
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