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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#40,372
Reviews:
168
Ratings:
731
pDev:
16.91%
 
 
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Reviews by SDVargo:
Photo of SDVargo
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Was extremely happy with this beer. Had it while at an Irish pub in Canada. The taste was very good and the creamy head (which never dissipated) gave a sweet taste to counteract any bitterness. My first impression that it would be extremely heavy which at the time would be bad because I was about to enjoy a nice Irish meal, but the beer was much lighter than expected. If I could find this stuff in the US, I'd be getting some for the holidays!

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Photo of billybob
2.33/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

very poor not worth a review.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.4/5  rDev -30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

16 ounce pint - $6.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a see-through, dark copper-toned body with a finger of dense, ivory-hued foam.

Smell: n/a --no, really, there's nothing there! Frankly, I'm not sure what score to assign this. On one hand it didn't smell like anything, on the other hand it didn't smell bad.

Taste: Mind-bogglingly mild taste of toast and dry caramel with a bland hint of fruit. Thinnest touch of hop character and bitterness. Drying, empty finish. It's in and out in a flash. Some beers leave you wanting more, this one leaves me wanting anything, something.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Low carbonation. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Instantly forgettable. My goodness, was that ever a whole bunch of nothing, lacking entirely in the departments of aroma and flavor. Sure, it's smooth and easy-drinking, but if it isn't going to taste like anything, what's the point?

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Photo of cam477
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ynalak
2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of GameOfBeers
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jose_alehouseSD
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of tigg924
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Pours clear amber in color with one third inch head. Taste is caramel and grain. Light bodied, low carbonation and sweet. Nice and easy drinker.

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2.9/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This brew was a standard of mine for many years, but I have to admit it's been a while since I've had one. What better time than St. Practice Day?

Poured nitro-can style into a Guinness glass. Lovely cascading effect led to a striking clear amber brew. Thick, creamy head that remained throughout the pint, creating sheets of lacing down the glass.

Nose is caramel, bread, lightly toasted malt.

A mild, creamy ale, notes of caramel, bread, and toasted malt, finishing with a mild tea-hoppped bitterness. Nothing spectacular, but certainly pleasurable to drink. Tastes fine.

Creamy, but very watery mouthfeel. A trend I've found with most Guinness products. Still, easy to quaff.

A good standby around St. Patrick's Day or whenever I find myself in one of those pseudo-Irish chain bars Canada seems to have in spades. I can certainly have quite a few of these in a sitting - the light ABV and thin mouthfeel make for easy drinking.

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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

Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of DannyBaldoni
4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Seattle_Suds
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of tmac6184
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Miha
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Sinedd
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 731 ratings