Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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Kilkenny Irish Cream AleKilkenny Irish Cream Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

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.

Added by UncleJimbo on 08-23-2009

BEER STATS
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#44,648
Reviews:
165
Ratings:
726
pDev:
16.91%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Duffman79
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SGR1220
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of charrel
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zeteckiller
3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml can with widget poured into a non nucleated tulip pint glass.

Reddish brown colour, cloudy with a thick creamy tan coloured head.

Smells faintly malty and sweet.

Tastes slightly sweet, not very hoppy, very slight hint of caramel, malty but not overly so. No real aftertaste to speak of.

Very easy to drink. Feels smooth and silky in the mouth.

Overall, nothing to get excited over but not a bad pint.

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Photo of RMW66
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of achepil
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of GoatLender
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Pours a light copper with a smallish but dense, foamy head with a nice creamy white colour. Thick curtain-like lacing that recedes quickly.

S: Sweet, mildly malty nose.

T: Mild barley, faint undertone of hoppiness, very very mild sweetness. Nice light aftertaste. Not offensive, but a little bit lacking in flavour overall.

F: Very nice, smooth creamy feel as a nitro should be. light-medium body could have a little substance to it. The beer's strongest quality.

O: A very pleasant and drinkable beer, but a bit lacking in substance in terms of flavour. Probably not enough of interset to make me seek it out again.

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3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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4.8/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sethcroisant
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap (nitro):
I strange striated amber to brown that might be the glass shape allowing more and less light through the clear beer. Creamy head is awesomely stiff and persistent.

A very lightly grassy to spicy hop note peaks through a near equally light malt.

A creamy feel and taste, with a hint of peat and grass moss bitterness. Nothing is strong, but they are nicely represented. A slight copper metallic shows up occasionally, but not distractiny. A light body is betrayed by that creamy feel (nitro seems like a good choice).

This beer sort of hit the spot this sitting. Might have to revisit to see if it should be in the rotation.

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Photo of gairo
4.13/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

At a party, a decent beer for socializing. Not one of my favorites from the Guinness breery, but one can't complain when the price was right, i.e. free.

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Photo of cunning_stunt
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Too thin. Needs more body

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Photo of Dper
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.67/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 726 ratings