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
Ranking:
#44,096
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
720
pDev:
16.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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

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

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

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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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3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
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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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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.37/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | 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

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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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3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 720 ratings