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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#43,258
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
713
pDev:
16.96%
Bros Score:
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Photo of MuratAlcal
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
3.61/5  rDev +5.6%
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 +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
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 -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.33/5  rDev -2.6%
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 -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of McWooze
2.67/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ffshore545
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bajengurkan
3.37/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bundy462
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rickklein9
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mousel
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sdm9465
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ewpass
3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nitro head, Amber colour. Basic sweet malt nose. Very mild malt taste, thin body with low carbonation Not a lot of flavour. Would pass next time.

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Photo of tux_alin
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of insouciantx
3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boodoo
4.19/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BCborn
3.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jschott75
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Narga
1.61/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 713 ratings