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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland | website

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
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
659
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
34.31%
 
 
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Reviews by alleykatking:
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2.71/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured off nitro-tap.

A- Poured a coppery amber color. Nitro pour gives a nice 2 finger cream colored head that shows good retention. The overall head looks a little fake like most nitro pours. There was a ton of sheet style lacing.

S- Light aroma of roasted malts in the front with hints of nuts as well. Caramel malts also play a part toward the middle to ending. Light alcohol aroma lingers with a very light hopping of Euro hops.

T- Roasted malts in the front of the beer gives way to light caramel malts right behind it. Middle of the beer shows off a darker fruit flavor that is light overall. The ending of the beer is more or less caramel malts blending with a nutty flavor. Ending of the beer shows a bitter hop bite and almost no alcohol at all.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Roasted malts and caramel malts are left on the palate. Aftertaste is caramel and roasted malts with light nutty flavors that blend with alcohol. Flavors overall were balanced well for the style. No off flavors were present while drinking this one. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

O- This beer is light everywhere except in the appearance. A interesting beer for the fact that I didn't expect much of this and it delivered a little more than I thought it would.

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Photo of billybob
2.33/5  rDev -31.7%
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 -29.6%
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 -4.7%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ynalak
2.93/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of GameOfBeers
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of jose_alehouseSD
4.5/5  rDev +32%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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2.9/5  rDev -15%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.58/5  rDev +5%
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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Photo of NilocRellim
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of Inder
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of fionn13
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DannyBaldoni
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of LDuke
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Seattle_Suds
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of tmac6184
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Miha
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Sinedd
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of glid02
3.54/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nitro-tap at Mac Mcgee's in Decatur, GA.

Pours a clear amber color with a fine-bubbled, one-finger white cap that slowly cascades before settling. The head slowly recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of muted toasted malts and not much else. As it warms hints of earthy hops waft out.

Tastes similar to how it smells. The malt flavors consist of lightly toasted and lighter caramel, with a bit more depth than the nose suggests. Midway through the sip it gains a bit of bitterness and very light earthy and leafy hop flavors. The hops fade out before a mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is OK. It's a tad on the thin side with light carbonation.

Drinkability is alright. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall there's really nothing special about this beer but it is easy to drink. Not worth seeking out but also not worth turning down.

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Photo of RickyS
3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a transparent dark amber color liquid with little to no carbonation. Off-white head that dissipate fast but leaves a thin cover on the top. The aroma is something I did not expect. I get a certain grassiness and smell of cardboard which is not very pleasant. This is only supported faintly by roasted malts which I was expecting to be the main component. The taste is imprecise. This does reveal a roasted character but there is also something very bitter and cardboardy in the finish which lets you down! Not complex at all. The mouthfeel is creamy but supported by very little taste. I will try to avoid this in the future.

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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.
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